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Carnivorous conchs to blame for oyster decline
What happens when a drought in Florida estuaries causes a rise in the salt levels in water? Fewer wild oysters appear on restaurant menus, for starters.
Researchers find the organization of the human brain to be nearly ideal
Have you ever wondered why the human brain evolved the way it did?
Sustainability matters, even in complex networks
You're driving down the highway in your Honda Civic. You press the pedal to the metal and the speedometer flips to 90 as you torque into the fast lane. How much effort have you, and the car, expended?
Water quality expert discusses cyanobacteria bloom in the Charles River
Recent tests indicated that the Charles River contains high levels of blue-green algae, prompting health officials to advise people to exercise caution and refrain from coming in contact with the water.
From cameras to computers, new material could change how we work and play
Serendipity has as much a place in science as in love. That's what Northeastern physicists Swastik Kar and Srinivas Sridhar found during their four-year project to modify graphene, a stronger-than-steel infinitesimally thin ...
Researchers use mobile phone data to predict employment shocks
Offshore wind farms, hurricanes, and sustainability
Block Island, which is located 13 miles off the Rhode Island coast, will soon be home to North America's first offshore wind farm. Late last month, Deepwater Wind, the company behind the $338 million project, installed the ...
Underwater crustaceans could solve missing plane mystery
A piece of an airplane wing that washed ashore on the island of Reunion in the West Indian Ocean this week is believed to be from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, according to some reports.
Climate change forces scientists to speak up
A decade ago, whenever the topic of climate change would come up, Northeastern's Brian Helmuth would focus solely on the scientific facts while deliberately ignoring the potential long-term societal implications.
Why biology students have misconceptions about science
Zebras developed stripes to avoid predators.