Reports of doping by Russia’s Olympic athletes continue to grab headlines. Just yesterday, officials confirmed that 14 of the country’s athletes from the 2008 Games had been implicated by the I.O.C. in a re-testing of samples. But doping in sports is not new. As early as the 8th century B.C., Greek athletes found ways to boost testosterone to enhance performance, says Northeastern’s Rui Li, an expert on exercise physiology. Here, she talks about the science of doping and possible measures to stop it.
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Peyton Perry and Taj Akinbode will spend the 2016–17 academic year working to right the wrongs of poverty, hunger, and social injustice through campus projects and programs, harnessing their passion for humanitarian work and social change to spearhead special events for students, faculty, and staff.
The Global Journal, produced entirely by Northeastern students, sheds light on what it’s like to work, study, and live abroad, with a particular focus on co-op, Dialogue programs, and N.U.in experiences in countries ranging from India, Cambodia, and Costa Rica to France, Ireland, and Zambia.
Female chief justices “have made a tremendous difference in their courts and the justice systems of our country,” says Dana Fabe, a Northeastern law school alumna who has served three terms on the Alaska Supreme Court. She explained why in her keynote address Friday at the eighth annual Women in the Law conference.
Scrubbing is a misnomer, says David Choffnes, professor in the College of Computer and Information Science. It’s more like adding a coat of paint to an already tarnished online reputation.
Google and Bing maps of some countries show users different borders based on where the users live. It’s how governments claim sovereignty over disputed borders. Researchers led by Northeastern’s Christo Wilson have developed a computerized system to reveal the manipulations: It crawls online maps continuously, tracking and recording every border shift over time.
Wildfires continue to rage for a third week in and around the city of Fort McMurray in Canada’s Alberta province, the country’s oil-sands capital. Some 96,000 people have been evacuated from the area and 2,400 buildings have been destroyed. We spoke with three Northeastern experts who share insight into how the catastrophe will affect climate change, the likely impact on U.S. consumers, and how the Fort McMurray community can recover.
Fiction is often inspired by fact, and fantasy grounded in reality. That’s no more evident than in Game of Thrones itself, where a deadly poison, a disfiguring disease, and a fiercely loyal species of animal have been inspired by real world beasts, brews, and afflictions. Here, Rebecca Certner, a PhD candidate in the Vollmer Lab at Northeastern’s Marine Science Center, offers a look at the science behind the show’s epic fantasyland.
University photographers documented all the splendor and excitement from Northeastern University’s 114th Commencement.
Full coverage of Northeastern’s 114th Commencement exercises—from ceremony highlights to videos of the speeches to features on all-star graduates—can be found right here on our special news page.
The members of the sixth graduating class of the Torch Scholars Program represented “beacons of light” at a celebration in their honor on Thursday in East Village.
Northeastern students engage in co-op opportunities in some pretty cool places, doing some pretty cool things. Each year, students submit videos that illustrate why they think their co-op is the best—or the “coolest.” Check out this year’s winning videos, which highlight some powerful examples of our students’ exciting co-ops all around the globe.