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Researchers’ metallic glue may stick it to soldering and welding

Northeastern’s Hanchen Huang and col­leagues, experts in nan­otech­nology, have devel­oped a glue that binds metal to metal to glass to you-​​name-​​it, sets at room tem­per­a­ture, and requires little pres­sure to seal.

3Qs: Growing tensions between Saudi Arabia, Iran

The two Middle East nations are in the midst of a height­ened diplo­matic con­fronta­tion that has gar­nered the atten­tion of the global com­mu­nity. Pro­fessor Valen­tine Moghadam, an inter­na­tional affairs expert, explains why rela­tions between these coun­tries have been strained for some time.

2015: Year in review

This year North­eastern saw ambi­tion and suc­cess across the uni­ver­sity com­mu­nity, from the opening of East Vil­lage, to the expan­sion of the Global Net­work, to the men’s bas­ket­ball team’s March Mad­ness appear­ance. Here’s a review of 2015 at North­eastern. We can’t wait to see what’s in store for 2016.

A climate change agreement was reached. Now what?

The two-​​week U.N. Frame­work Con­ven­tion on Cli­mate Change ended in Paris on Sat­urday with nearly 200 nations agreeing on a plan to combat cli­mate change. Here, North­eastern pro­fes­sors dis­cuss the good, the remaining chal­lenges, and the future of this his­toric accord.

The growth of physics research, and its changing impact on our lives

Over the past cen­tury, the dis­ci­pline of physics has expanded expo­nen­tially, crossing bound­aries into areas as diverse as biology and engi­neering. Net­work sci­en­tists in the lab of Albert-​​László Barabási ana­lyzed how this growth drives tech­no­log­ical break­throughs that improve our lives.

3Qs: Is Donald Trump’s proposed ban on Muslims entering the US even legal?

The leading Repub­lican pres­i­den­tial can­di­date this week called for a ban on all Mus­lims entering the country. Law pro­fessor Wendy Parmet says this ban would fly in the face of U.S. con­sti­tu­tional values, morality, and human rights.