You scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours

Com­mu­ni­ties with strong mutu­al­istic inter­ac­tions tend to be more resilient, according to a new study by Fil­ippo Simini, a post­doc­toral research asso­ciate in Northeastern’s Center for Com­plex Net­work Research.

Snails have a thing for sexy stems

Assis­tant pro­fessor Ran­dall Hughes exam­ines the envi­ron­mental impli­ca­tions of peri­winkle snails’ pref­er­ence for climbing sex­u­ally repro­duc­tive marsh grasses as opposed to veg­e­ta­tive ones.