One big logic puzzle

Jil­lian Chaffee, SSH’15, loves the hands-​​on work she does on co-​​op at the U.S. Library of Con­gress, where she helps pre­serve the library’s vast col­lec­tion of books.

The battle for Ukraine

In a lec­ture Wednesday, Mitchell Oren­stein, chair of the Depart­ment of Polit­ical Sci­ence, dis­cussed the tur­moil in the Eastern Euro­pean country and what it means from a geopo­lit­ical standpoint.

Does Big Data have the flu?

In response to rev­e­la­tions of fail­ures in the Google Flu Trends’ pre­dic­tive capa­bil­i­ties, North­eastern Uni­ver­sity researchers exam­ined how Big Data can best be uti­lized for sci­en­tific gain in a report pub­lished online on Thursday in the journal Science.

The dark side of fair play

Spite is a puz­zling human behavior that seem­ingly affords no value to its owner. But new research from assis­tant pro­fessor of phi­los­ophy Rory Smead reveals that spite­ful­ness may actu­ally be the unlikely origin of the kindly act of fairness.

A state of economic emergency

MIT pro­fessor and social activist Noam Chomsky shared his thoughts on the strug­gling U.S. economy on Monday evening at Northeastern’s third annual Boston Sym­po­sium on Economics.

3Qs: What to watch for in Sochi

The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia have begun. We asked Philip D’Agati, an expert in patri­o­tism, pol­i­tics, and the Olympics, in the Depart­ment of Polit­ical Sci­ence, to dis­cuss Russia’s role as host and which Olympic events he has his eye on.