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.
Block Island will soon be home to North America’s first offshore wind farm. Here, Andrew Myers, an assistant professor who studies offshore wind structures, holds forth on the environmental effects of wind energy and his work to improve the design of hurricane-resistant offshore wind turbines.
Northeastern physicists Swastik Kar and Srinivas Sridhar led a research team whose novel work has potential applications for improved cellphone cameras and tiny transistors that when multiplied by the billions could fuel computers.
University Distinguished Professor Kim Lewis and his colleagues match findings in the lab with ones from human subjects to advance customized antibiotic treatments.
A recent news report suggests that more than 900 million Android phones could be at risk for cyberattacks. We asked Northeastern research scientist Collin Mulliner to offer up some strategies for keeping your device safe.
Northeastern network scientist Albert-László Barabási reveals the truth behind six degrees of separation—and why the number doesn’t matter.
Northeastern associate professor Jessica Hoffman and a team of researchers examined middle and high schools across the commonwealth following the implementation of a statewide nutrition bill. Their encouraging findings show the feasibility of making significant improvements in the competitive foods and beverages available in schools.
Web personalization expert Christo Wilson holds forth on Amazon Prime Day, the latest manufactured shopping day to promise big savings on scores of products, and offers up some tips for online shoppers looking to exercise their consumer freedom.
For Andrew Gouldstone, associate professor in the College of Engineering, the New Horizons’ spacecraft’s historic flyby of Pluto is an exciting lesson in both curiosity and attention to detail.