Networking for good

Pan­demics can dec­i­mate whole com­mu­ni­ties and threaten entire coun­tries and con­ti­nents. When sci­en­tists need to stop the spread of an out­break, big data can plug them into mod­eling tools that […]

Plight of the funny female

A few years ago, Laura Mickes was teaching her reg­ular under­grad­uate class on child­hood psy­cho­log­ical dis­or­ders at the Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­fornia, San Diego. It was a weighty sub­ject, so occasionally […]

NASA robots land at MIT and Northeastern

The National Aero­nau­tics and Space Admin­is­tra­tion  has awarded exper­i­mental robots to North­eastern Uni­ver­sity and the Mass­a­chu­setts Insti­tute of Tech­nology, where engi­neers will try to teach the human-​​​​shaped machines to do […]