J.W. Carney, Deflategate, Trump event & Allston Christmas

Crim­inal Defense Attorney J.W. Carney dis­cusses the New Hamp­shire prep school rape case. North­eastern Uni­ver­sity Law Pro­fessor Roger Abrams (@rogeriabrams) and sports reporter Chris Collins (@HeyCollins) talk deflate­gate. WGBH’s Adam Reilly (@reillyadam) goes […]

The myth of summer break

Last Spring, as the weather warmed and the semester began to wind down, I, like many of you, began to look for­ward to summer vaca­tion. This break was par­tic­u­larly exciting […]

Al-Qaida’s Syria affiliate reemerges

And while there are some areas in which Jabhat al-​​​​Nusra and the Islamic State coop­erate, such as areas around Dam­ascus and Aleppo, many say Jabhat al-Nusra’s ambi­tions should not be […]

WATCH: Hurricane Katrina, 10 years later

It was ten years ago this Sat­urday that Hur­ri­cane Kat­rina made land­fall in south­eastern Louisiana. With 127-​​​​mile-​​​​an-​​​​hour winds, it was the most pow­erful storm to hit the US in decades, […]

Aging our children: Column

Last Friday, a Wis­consin judge entered not guilty pleas on behalf of two 13-​​​​year-​​​​old girls accused of repeat­edly stab­bing a class­mate just to please the fic­tional horror char­acter Slender Man. […]

Crime spikes in several US cities confound criminologists

James Alan Fox, a crim­i­nol­o­gist at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity in Boston, is dis­mis­sive of the half-​​​​year sta­tis­tics. “The shorter the window, the more volatile the num­bers,” he said. “Six-​​​​month homi­cide numbers […]

Nanotube impants show diagnostic potential

Pre­lim­i­nary exper­i­ments in mice, reported by sci­en­tists at a meeting of the Amer­ican Chem­ical Society in Boston, Mass­a­chu­setts, this week, sug­gest that the devices are safe to intro­duce into the […]

Mass shootings since Sandy Hook, in one map

But not everyone agrees with this def­i­n­i­tion. North­eastern Uni­ver­sity crim­i­nol­o­gist James Alan Fox, for example, defines mass shoot­ings as any shooting in which at least four people were mur­dered. Under […]

Cyanobacteria outbreak a setback for Charles River

The problem is sci­en­tific — we simply don’t know what makes them bloom,” Ferdi Hell­weger, a water quality expert and an asso­ciate pro­fessor of civil and envi­ron­mental engi­neering at Northeastern […]

Dukakis, Weld agree on need for rail link

Their pol­i­tics aside, it’s a Mass­a­chu­setts mir­acle these two can find any­thing to bond over. Dukakis, the son of Greek immi­grants, is serious and prone to lec­tures. It’s a good […]

Graphene, meet mainstream

In the lab of Swastik Kar, lead author of one of the recent papers and a pro­fessor of physics at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, I find myself staring at a piece of […]