Does architecture need to be original?

Speaking on Tod Williams and Billie Tsien’s con­tro­ver­sial repli­ca­tion of the Barnes Foundation’s exhi­bi­tion rooms, Amanda Reeser Lawrence, an assis­tant pro­fessor of archi­tec­ture at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, asked how same­ness could […]

Hackers may hit home for the holidays

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity researchers found some smart­phone fit­ness apps can leak pass­words and loca­tion infor­ma­tion over public Wi-​​​​Fi net­works. “Our devices really store every­thing about us on them: who our contacts […]

Complaints against Boston police pile up

Some offi­cers work in areas where they’re going to gen­erate more com­plaints than others,” said Jack McDe­vitt, director of North­eastern University’s Insti­tute on Race and Jus­tice, noting that most officers […]

The looming battle for clean data

With the sci­ence increas­ingly cer­tain and envi­ron­mental rules tight­ening, the 21st-​​​​century con­test for a better envi­ron­ment and a stable cli­mate is shaping up to be a battle over clean data. The wider […]

How to defeat the impulse buy

AS Thanks­giving approaches, so does the hol­iday shop­ping season. Once again, a day tra­di­tion­ally meant to cel­e­brate grat­i­tude will inau­gu­rate a month of ram­pant con­sumerism. As a psy­chol­o­gist who studies […]