In a recently published study, Northeastern University assistant professor Daniel T. O’Brien offered a new model for advancing the study of neighborhood dynamics. He leveraged Big Data to shed new light on what factors predict crime in urban neighborhoods, finding that private conflict—not public disorder—is a strong indicator.
Chemistry doctoral student Dana Klug makes possible drug options the way a chef makes a gourmet dish—adding an atom of hydrogen here, removing an atom of nitrogen there—to stop a deadly parasite in its tracks.
A decade after Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Louisiana, Northeastern professor Stephen Flynn examines how the catastrophic event vaulted our ability to recover from natural disasters into a national priority.
Daniel Aldrich and his family narrowly escaped the wrath of the catastrophic storm, which made landfall in New Orleans on Aug. 29, 2005. Since then, Aldrich, now a professor at Northeastern, has dedicated his career to examining community resilience, with a particular focus on the importance of social capital.
U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton received a comprehensive overview of Northeastern’s robust portfolio of security research on Thursday afternoon and underscored the importance of providing research funding in this area.
David Kimbro, a marine and environmental science professor at Northeastern University, has solved the mystery of why reefs in Florida inlets were experiencing large numbers of oyster loss. Drought and subsequent high salt levels in water led to a population spike in one of the oysters’ main predators: conchs.
Blurb: When discussing one of the most contentious topics of the 21st century—climate change—finding the balance between fact and emotion is precarious, say Northeastern faculty.
Northeastern physicists Albert-László Barabási and Gang Yan reveal a measuring strategy that could guide scientists in controlling real-world complex systems.
Lisa Feldman Barrett, University Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Northeastern, explains why misconceptions about emotion persist, how our emotional brains change as we age, and the role of context in what we feel.
As authorities continue to debate the topic, marine science expert Brian Helmuth explains how barnacles on a recently discovered fragment of an airplane wing could help investigators determine if the debris came from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy III visited campus on Wednesday to observe the university’s efforts to bolster interest and participation in science, technology, engineering, and math education.
On National Oyster Day, two Northeastern ecology experts weigh in on whether mass consumption of the briny, melt-in-your-mouth mollusks pose a danger to our coastal ecosystems.