Psychology professor Lisa Feldman Barrett provides perspective on the intensity of our emotions this election season, how the campaign might affect us psychologically over the long term, and how we can regain our equilibrium as individuals and as a nation.
Last week, an agreement was reached by 24 nations and the European Union to establish the world’s largest marine protected area, in the Ross Sea in Antarctica. The area, which […]
New research led by Northeastern network scientist Albert-László Barabási shows that, contrary to conventional wisdom, creative breakthroughs in science can come at any age, in the 20s, 40s, even 70s.
The Biomedical Engineering Society Diversity Award, presented this year to Srinivas Sridhar, University Distinguished Professor of Physics, Bioengineering, and Chemical Engineering. “This award recognizes the work I’ve been doing for the past 10 years, a path motivated by spreading knowledge and breaking down barriers to access of knowledge,” he said.
Thursday night at Northeastern, Nobel laureate and Distinguished University Professor Sir Richard Roberts argued that despite what you may have heard, GMOs are safe and have the potential to save lives in developing countries. Here are five key points from his talk.
“The most amazing thing I have ever done.” That’s how senior Christa Blomquist described her Dialogue of Civilizations program in Iceland. At Thursday’s annual dialogue fair, she was among the students and faculty who extolled the virtues of living, working, and studying in an unfamiliar country.
[alt blurb:] Northeastern professor Alessandro Vespignani led an international collaborative effort to track the spread of Ebola in Liberia. The Aspen Institute award, Vespignani says, “is intended to foster the idea of science without borders, science as a global endeavor. Its themes align closely with those of Northeastern.”
For ecological forecasters like Northeastern’s Brian Helmuth, mussels act as a barometer of climate change. That’s why Helmuth created “robomussels”—tiny robots that look like mussels but are outfitted with sensors to track temperature conditions.
Chuck Hillman practices what he preaches, applying his research findings to his personal life. When he’s not studying the relationship between physical activity and cognitive health, he’s biking, playing ice hockey, or lifting weights in his home gym.