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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?
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 ...
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?
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 use mobile phone data to predict employment shocks
Marine biologists develop portable kit to preserve coral DNA at sea
It's Welcome Week, but not just for students at Northeastern's Boston campus. The doors have also opened for species of a different order: deep-sea corals and spiny sponges from remote northwest Hawaiian waters. Samples of ...
Opinion: Failure to reproduce results is 'a normal part of how science works'
Results of a new study in the prestigious journal Science hit the front page of The New York Times late last month. The study found that of 100 papers published in three top psychology journals, more than 60 could not be ...
Why biology students have misconceptions about science
Zebras developed stripes to avoid predators.
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 ...
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.