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150 years of science in a cosmic web of paper trails
In celebration of 150 years of exploration, the editors of the British scientific journal Nature asked Northeastern’s Center for Complex Network Research to analyze, categorize, and ultimately visualize tens of thousands of articles. The end result is nothing short of cosmic.
Research and Discovery
Of Mice and Women
Murder in Mobile
The Science of Movement
The Game of Thrones social network
You love that dirty water. But how dirty is it really?
Avengers, Jurassic World, and Star Wars: A road map to the top 100 grossing movies of all time
Bad design kills
Ships, Drugs, and Rocks ‘n’ Holes
The hormones that cause PMS could cure PTSD
In The Media
Murray Forman, a Northeastern professor who has dedicated 25 years of his career to examining hip-hop history and culture, recently returned from Moscow, Russia, where he spent a week taking the pulse of the local hip-hop scene. He discovered that many of the elements that are commonly associated with the hip-hop culture at-large seemed to be present in the Russian capital.
The release of nearly 500 inmates in Oklahoma this week was not enough, says Natasha Frost, professor of criminology and criminal justice at Northeastern. “About half the population of state prisons are people who commit violent crimes,” she says. “Until we’re willing to do something about those offenders, we’re not going to make a major difference in prison populations.”