Academia welcomes new skills

After 10 years of working 60-​​​​hour weeks as an ani­mator in Hol­ly­wood, Justin Hor­vath needed a change — and a better bal­ance between his pro­fes­sional and per­sonal lives. So Hor­vath headed […]

Islamic State demands swap after video of hostage death

Gov­ern­ments are gen­er­ally less inclined to sup­port ter­rorist groups with pris­oners versus money,” said Max Abrahms, an assis­tant pro­fessor of polit­ical sci­ence at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity in Boston, who studies terrorism. […]

The state of the State of the Union

As ele­gant and pre­cise as they can be, speeches are data, after all. A pair of inter­ac­tive graphics posted to The Atlantic from Mitch Fraas and North­eastern assis­tant pro­fessor of […]

Secrets of the drugstore

But actu­ally staying focused enough to find the good stuff? That’s where it can get tricky. More than half of people’s pur­chase deci­sions are made after they arrive at the […]