Cyanobacteria, which are responsible for producing a quarter of the earth’s breathable oxygen, are nearly 3 billion years old, but they’ve yet to be well understood on a genetic level. Associate professor Jacqueline Piret aims to change that.
While searching (in vain) for a twitter handle for Becky Rosengaus, whom I blogged about last week, I discovered that she introduced Best Bees Company founder Noah Wilson-Rich to the amazing wonder […]
Retired Marine Colonel Mark Mykleby said at a lecture at Northeastern on Tuesday that the nation’s biggest problem is global unsustainability and it will take behavioral change, not national strategy, to fix it.
An organization co-founded by Northeastern alumnus Ben Kneppers has support from venture accelerator programs at Northeastern and in Chile to turn trash from the South American country’s communities and coastline into a sustainable business.
When professor Mark Patterson told me the story behind his first autonomous underwater robot, I couldn’t help but think of Kubla Khan, the famous poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, which […]
About 35 minutes north of Boston sits one of Northeastern’s single greatest gems. Perhaps once it’s best kept secret, the Marine Science Center is now going through a serious coming […]
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.
As part of Northeastern’s inaugural Dialogue of Innovation and Civilization program, students conducted fieldwork and developed innovative, engineering-based solutions to the economic and agricultural challenges facing local farmers in Cameroon.
Auroop Ganguly, an associate professor and extreme weather expert, discusses the newest report on climate change, which found that humans are almost certainly to blame for the global phenomenon.
Every now and then I’ll get word of a faculty or student project that feels a bit like getting a surprise cupcake delivered to my email inbox. Not only is […]
Assistant professor Randall Hughes examines the environmental implications of periwinkle snails’ preference for climbing sexually reproductive marsh grasses as opposed to vegetative ones.
Students in fields ranging from anthropology to chemical engineering visited a solar power plant as part of a Dialogue of Civilizations program to Sao Paulo in July.