“They probably have more to lose than an average college student would have to lose from this type of protest because they’re on scholarships, and they potentially want to move […]
But how exactly does Uber’s algorithm work? The company doesn’t say. A team of researchers at Northeastern University decided to find out by doing what they call “algorythmic auditing.” They […]
Using text from a pro-Obamacare website and testing different combinations of sentences on volunteers, an algorithm created by Northeastern University assistant professor Nick Beauchamp was able to identify optimally persuasive […]
When I was a kid, I noticed that sometimes fear and anticipation felt the same way. I’d get butterflies, a kind of queasiness in the stomach. To figure out what I […]
Collin Mulliner, senior research scientist at Northeastern University, says, “In this case Google is not the actual one to blame. It’s ultimately the manufacturer of your phone, in combination possibly […]
More details are emerging about Dylann Roof, the 21-year-old suspect in the shooting deaths of nine people in Charleston. NPR’s Scott Simon speaks with Northeastern University professor James Fox.
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.
This trial is unique for many reasons — particularly because there is a trial at all. Jack Levin, a criminologist at Northeastern University, says mass shooters tend to die in […]
Carole Bell, an assistant professor at Northeastern University who studies media, politics and identity, said many of the new shows on network television that feature nonwhite characters — including ABC’s […]
Worker advocates say such explanations fail to acknowledge that most claims involve simple strains or stitched wounds, which aren’t controversial. The most severe — and expensive — injuries are often […]
Male professors are far more likely to be considered “smart” or “brilliant” by their students, according to an analysis of reviews from the website Rate My Professor. Benjamin Schmidt, a […]
On Valentine’s Day weekend, Jonathan Hutson found himself exchanging tweets with somebody unpleasant: a Holocaust-denying anti-Semite, by the look of things. Then Hutson looked up the person’s earlier tweets. This guy […]