Hot content went viral in the 1800s, too

Page through a 19th-​​​​century news­paper and you’ll be sur­prised at how 21st-​​​​century it looks. North­eastern University’s Ryan Cordell tells NPR’s Scott Simon about the lis­ti­cles of the 1800s.

Healey: ‘I was accepted’

Tucked into a com­mence­ment speech filled with mem­o­ries and lessons, Attorney Gen­eral Maura Healey yes­terday shared a piece of her­self with a room full of future lawyers at North­eastern University. […]

The drug push

This past Jan­uary, micro­bi­ol­o­gists Kim Lewis and Slava Epstein reported the dis­covery of teixobactin, a com­pound that in lab dishes kills sev­eral antibiotic-​​​​resistant strains of bac­teria. Media out­lets her­alded the […]

Is it worth reading the comment section?

For Joseph M. Reagle Jr., a com­mu­ni­ca­tions studies pro­fessor at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, the matter is not so cut-​​​​and-​​​​dry. Reagle sees Internet com­men­tary — the short, reac­tive state­ments by users under […]