Northeastern University

Do women talk more than men? It depends

We've all heard the stereotype: Women like to talk. We bounce ideas off each other about everything from career moves to dinner plans. We hash out big decisions through our conversations with one another ...

Jul 16, 2014
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3Qs: Uber's on the move

In just five years Uber, a startup ride-sharing company based in San Francisco, has become a popular form of transportation in 100 cities around the world. Using a mobile app, passengers connect with drivers ...

Jul 15, 2014
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From stronger Kevlar to better biology

Place two large, sturdy logs in a streambed, and they will help guide the water in a particular direction. But imagine if the water started mimicking the rigidity of the logs in addition to flowing along ...

Jul 14, 2014
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Probing for pollution at Mission 31

When Northeastern assistant professor Loretta Fernandez was a kid, she "wanted to be Jacques Cousteau" (her words, her emphasis). She wanted to live on The Calypso, the boat from which the legendary ocean ...

Jul 03, 2014
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3Qs: The power and press of black celebrity

In her new book Black Celebrity, Racial Politics, and the Press, Sarah Jackson, an assistant professor of communication studies in the College of Arts, Media, and Design, examines how the mainstream and black press have covered ...

Jul 02, 2014
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A simpler way to test for water pollution

Some of the toxins found in our air and waterways were put there intentionally: DDT, for instance, was introduced to protect against malaria and other insect-borne diseases. Others find their way into the ...

Jul 01, 2014
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Climate change and the ecology of fear

Climate change is predicted to have major impacts on the many species that call our rocky shorelines home. Indeed, species living in these intertidal habitats, which spend half their day exposed to air and the other half ...

Jun 27, 2014
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3Qs:A closer look at hashtag activism

Social media and social activism naturally go hand in hand. From "liking" something on Facebook to hashtag activism, increasingly we see social movements like #BringBackOurGirls and #YesAllWomen spread globally ...

Jun 18, 2014
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Wherefore art thou, dear zooplankton?

On a good day, corals make happy homes for photosynthetic algae. It's a cooperative setup, with the algae turning dissolved carbon dioxide into food for the coral and the coral providing a nice roof for the ...

Jun 06, 2014
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3Qs: Gender balance in biomedical research

Earlier this month the National Institutes of Health announced that going forward all biomedical research funded by the NIH must represent a balanced sample of both male and female test subjects. We asked ...

May 30, 2014
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3Qs: Net neutrality—what does it all mean?

The Federal Communications Commission recently approved a proposal by its chairman that the agency look more closely at allowing Internet service providers to charge more money for faster service. The issue ...

May 29, 2014
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