Coral DNA could improve ocean conservation and reveal secrets about our own evolutionary history. Researchers at Northeastern’s Marine Science Center have made it easy to extract coral tissue aboard a ship and preserve the DNA for analysis.
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Construction continues at Northeastern’s Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex on Columbus Avenue. The 220,000-square-foot facility is scheduled to open next year. Here, university photographer Adam Glanzman gives you an inside look at the progress being made on the research hub.
Chemistry doctoral student Dana Klug makes possible drug options the way a chef makes a gourmet dish—adding an atom of hydrogen here, removing an atom of nitrogen there—to stop a deadly parasite in its tracks.
U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton received a comprehensive overview of Northeastern’s robust portfolio of security research on Thursday afternoon and underscored the importance of providing research funding in this area.
On a new Dialogue of Civilizations program this summer, Northeastern students learned about the surprising influences of the two most significant revolutions of scientific thought.
A recent outbreak of blue-green algae in the Charles River prompted officials to issue a health advisory. Here, water quality expert Ferdi Hellweger explains how this setback could impact the efforts to make the Charles River swimmable.
The beloved children’s show will now share a channel with Game of Thrones and True Detective. But communication studies lecturer Tim Ouillette says this move shouldn’t come as a surprise.
David Kimbro, a marine and environmental science professor at Northeastern University, has solved the mystery of why reefs in Florida inlets were experiencing large numbers of oyster loss. Drought and subsequent high salt levels in water led to a population spike in one of the oysters’ main predators: conchs.
Blurb: When discussing one of the most contentious topics of the 21st century—climate change—finding the balance between fact and emotion is precarious, say Northeastern faculty.
For six weeks this summer, some 120 students from Boston Public Schools made an early morning trek from across the city to Northeastern’s campus, where they engaged in a math enrichment program designed to prepare them for calculus courses in high school.
Northeastern physicists Albert-László Barabási and Gang Yan reveal a measuring strategy that could guide scientists in controlling real-world complex systems.
Lisa Feldman Barrett, University Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Northeastern, explains why misconceptions about emotion persist, how our emotional brains change as we age, and the role of context in what we feel.