Fiction is often inspired by fact, and fantasy grounded in reality. That’s no more evident than in Game of Thrones itself, where a deadly poison, a disfiguring disease, and a fiercely loyal species of animal have been inspired by real world beasts, brews, and afflictions. Here, Rebecca Certner, a PhD candidate in the Vollmer Lab at Northeastern’s Marine Science Center, offers a look at the science behind the show’s epic fantasyland.
In the 52nd annual Robert D. Klein Lecture on Tuesday, psychology professor Iris Berent argued that human language is a product of a specialized biological system, that we are are innately equipped with a language instinct.
Austin Gallagher, MS’10, founder and president of Beneath the Waves, a nonprofit dedicated to conducting conservation-based research, was selected as one of 2016’s top 30 scientists under 30 years old.
Maggy Benson, S’06, might not have become the face of a popular television-style program at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History had it not been for Northeastern’s co-op program
Lisa Feldman Barrett, University Distinguished Professor of Psychology, says that there is “not a cause for alarm” after a new paper revealed that many psychology studies’ results could not be replicated.
Construction continues at Northeastern’s Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex on Columbus Avenue. The 220,000-square-foot facility is scheduled to open next year. Here, university photographer Adam Glanzman gives you an inside look at the progress being made on the research hub.
On a new Dialogue of Civilizations program this summer, Northeastern students learned about the surprising influences of the two most significant revolutions of scientific thought.
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 University network scientists have found a way to connect diseases based on their shared molecular interactions, a remarkable step in understanding human diseases.
Assigning credit for science papers with multiple authors can sometimes be a challenge. But a paper from Northeastern’s Center for Complex Network Research offers a new way to allocate this credit.
Northeastern University and the city of Boston opened a new chapter in their long partnership on Friday morning when city officials joined university leaders to break ground on Northeastern’s state-of-the-art Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex.