Guest post: The a-​​capella-​​singing salamander scientist

Today’s guest post comes to you from the capable hands of blos­soming sci­ence writer Gwen Schanker, AMD’18. Schanker just com­pleted her first year at North­eastern, where she studies jour­nalism and […]

Antarctic co-​​op: The mission

This is a guest blog post by Eileen Sheehan, a bio­chem­istry stu­dent at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity who is on co-​​​​op at Palmer Sta­tion, Antarc­tica. She will pro­viding a series of guest […]

Guest post: Life lessons from counting phytoplankton

Today’s post was gen­er­ously con­tributed by Samantha Wessel, an under­grad­uate biology major who’s cur­rently on co-​​​​op at Northeastern’s Marine Sci­ence Center in Nahant, Mass. Among other things she’s doing up […]

The oyster doctors hit the silver screen

Last May I posted about a very cool sci­ence com­mu­ni­ca­tion project from Ran­dall Hughes and David Kimbro, both assis­tant pro­fes­sors of marine and envi­ron­mental sci­ence. Before they came to North­eastern a […]

Smarten up

Here’s a simple expla­na­tion for how many addic­tions work: you con­sume a chem­ical compound–through inges­tion, inhala­tion, whatever–that looks or works a lot like another com­pound that’s nat­u­rally present in your […]

The ultimate interactive experience

Newly appointed North­eastern pro­fessor Stacy Marsella is a rock­star in com­puter sci­ence. He develops crazy algo­rithms that essen­tially read emo­tion in snip­pets of text or audio. He’s put these skilz […]

Guest post: RoboLobster goes to India

This post was written by one of my favorite North­eastern grad stu­dents, Dan Blus­tein, who studies bio­mimetic robots in biology pro­fessor Joe Ayers’ lab. Read on for details on his […]

Where art and science intersect

  The fol­lowing post was gen­er­ously con­tributed by San­tiago Gil, a post­doc­toral research asso­ciate at Northeastern’s Center for Com­plex Net­work Research. Botond Részegh and Albert-​​​​László Barabási share a sin­gular history. […]