In the 52nd annual Robert D. Klein Lecture on Tuesday, psychology professor Iris Berent argued that human language is a product of a specialized biological system, that we are are innately equipped with a language instinct.
Assistant professor Javier Apfeld plumbs the cellular mechanisms driving the aging process in worms, uncovering insights that could increase our own longevity.
Thousands of Northeastern students, faculty, and staff will flock to Matthews Arena on Friday for the university’s seventh annual Relay for Life fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Here, students reflect on how cancer has affected their lives.
William Detrich has been making research trips to Palmer Station in Antarctica for more than 30 years. Now, in recognition of his notable discoveries, a small island less than a mile away from the research facility has been commemoratively named after him.
Northeastern research professor K.M. Abraham goes inside the self-balancing scooters to reveal the science behind their combustion.
“I had thought about being a doctor before this experience,” said Keeyon Olia, S’18, “but not as seriously and not with as much confidence.”
Using statistical physics, network scientist Albert-László Barabási and his colleagues have developed the first-ever tool to identify whether systems—be they technological, ecological, or biological—are in danger of failing.
On Thursday, a team of scientists announced that they had detected gravitational waves, ripples of energy across space-time sparked by the merging of two black holes. Northeastern physicist Pran Nath discusses the impact of the major breakthrough. Image by NASA
Assistant professor Bryan Spring develops photodynamic therapies that both target malignant cells and halt new tumor growth. It’s a novel one-two punch approach to personalized medicine.
Austin Gallagher, MS’10, founder and president of Beneath the Waves, a nonprofit dedicated to conducting conservation-based research, was selected as one of 2016’s top 30 scientists under 30 years old.
Last week the popular social media platform reported that each of us is connected to everyone else not by six but just three and a half other people. Northeastern network theorist Albert-László Barabási offers a more comprehensive view: the number itself is a “toss up,” depending on the density of the network.