Still, safeguards for lithium-ion batteries have progressed to the point that a fire on an airplane should never have happened, said Sanjeev Mukerjee, a chemistry professor at Northeastern University and … read more »
One of the problems with office work is that many of us are using chairs that don’t fit our bodies very well or give adequate support to the back, said … read more »
Cities breed their own pathologies, and homicide is a predominantly urban form of lawlessness. But mass murder, in fact, is not. When James Alan Fox, a criminologist at Northeastern University … read more »
Professor Lisa Gitelman is writing a book about documentation, including Post-it notes and copying, and how it has affected history.
Michael Dukakis spent his 79th birthday on Saturday chasing a grown man down the street. The reason? To capture one more vote for Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic candidate for the Senate.
SEATTLE — With name tags clipped on and PowerPoint at the ready, officials from Northeastern University invited prospective students in one night last week for a peek at a new … read more »
With only a few weeks remaining until the election, it’s still not clear how Mitt Romney would manage our jobs crisis. There aren’t many lessons from his term as the … read more »
While ratings for almost everything on television have sunk, big spectacles that hold some promise of spontaneity — N.F.L. games, the Olympics and various singing competitions — continue to thrive.
The new format for the presidential debate prompted plenty of partisan debate online — as did the performance of the moderator, Jim Lehrer. Mr. Lehrer’s light touch was widely criticized during … read more »
Televised debates between candidates for the White House are not perfect vehicles. But compared with other forms of political communication — speeches, interviews, advertisements, campaign Web sites and the like … read more »
How do we decide whether to trust somebody? An unusual new study of college students’ interactions with a robot has shed light on why we intuitively trust some people and … read more »
Complaining about the moderators of the presidential debates is a time-honored tradition of the election season. Usually, the complaints wait until the moderators have actually asked a question. Not this … read more »