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Airport security confiscated 5,700 firearms in 2021, the most ever
Fortune -- 01/14/2022
More than 11 million people, including 5 million children, were newly exposed to weapons because of the increase in purchases, according to a study by Matt Miller, a professor of health sciences and epidemiology at Northeastern University.
An icefish colony discovered in Antarctica is world’s largest fish breeding ground
CNN -- 01/13/2022
“It appears that that the reproductive behavior of most, if not all, icefishes, revolves around male courtship of females through building a ‘good’ nest, said icefish expert H. William Detrich, professor emeritus of biochemistry and marine biology at Northeastern University, via email. He wasn’t involved in the research.
Prior to Harmony Montgomery’s disappearance, a series of police visits and a father’s history of violence
Boston Globe -- 01/13/2022
“It is troubling,” said Margo Lindauer, director of the Domestic Violence Institute at Northeastern University. “I think reasonable minds could agree that maybe that person isn’t a safe placement for a child.”…
How Hatred Of Women Is Fueling The Far-Right
Huffington Post -- 01/13/2022
A survey conducted by Northeastern University for the Annals of Internal Medicine, one of the most widely cited specialty medical journals, found that gun purchases in the U.S. surged from 2020 to 2021, with 7.5 million new purchases. Of those, 5.4 million constituted first-ever firearm purchases.
Balaclavas Are Trendy, but for Some Muslim Women It’s More Complicated
The New York Times -- 01/13/2022
Elizabeth Bucar, a professor of religion at Northeastern University and the author of “Pious Fashion,” said that it was “marketed as a symbol of cosmopolitan chicness, even while Sikhs who wear turbans are subject to violence.”…
As Rollins becomes US attorney, Mass. undergoes a transformation in local DAs
GBH -- 01/12/2022
Daniel Medwed, GBH News legal analyst and Northeastern University law professor, joined host Henry Santoro on Morning Edition to discuss the significance. …
Op-Ed: Today’s right-wing conspiracy theory mentality can be traced back to the John Birch Society
Los Angeles Times -- 01/12/2022
Edward H. Miller is an associate teaching professor at Northeastern University and author of the forthcoming book “A Conspiratorial Life: Robert Welch, the John Birch Society and the Revolution of American Conservatism.”…
Mexico has refused to close its borders during the covid-19 pandemic. Does that make sense?
The Washington Post -- 01/12/2022
Alessandro Vespignani, a physicist at Northeastern University, was a co-author of that study. “Before the [coronavirus] pandemic, the mainstream thinking was, okay, travel restrictions do not have an effect,” he said.
Checking Privilege in the Animal Kingdom
The New York Times -- 01/11/2022
Jennifer Smith, a behavioral ecologist at Mills College in Oakland, Calif., said the idea for the paper arose early in the pandemic, in conversations that she and colleagues at the University of California, Los Angeles, had over (of course) Zoom. They saw how Covid-19 was highlighting health disparities and other inequalities around the world. The scientists began to wonder if they could learn more about inequality by studying it in animals.
As gun ownership rose during the pandemic, take a look at Illinois’ numbers
The Telegraph -- 01/10/2022
An estimated 7.5 million U.S. adults became new gun owners over a recent 28-month span, sharply increasing the prospects for home accidents or people taking their own lives, according to research by Matt Miller, a professor of health sciences and epidemiology at Northeastern University in Boston.