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  • Exploring the science behind religion’s benefits

    ABC News -- 09/21/2021

    Author David Desteno discusses his new book How God Works: Examining the Science Behind the Benefits of Religion…

  • In The Fight Against COVID, Health Workers Aren’t Immune To Vaccine Misinformation

    NPR -- 09/21/2021

    But there are limits, says David Lazer of Northeastern University, the lead researcher on The COVID States Project report. The attitudes of health care workers toward the COVID-19 vaccine essentially mirror the rest of the country — with those living in rural areas, are Republican and have less education and income more likely to be vaccine-resistant.

  • Drug Users Are Being Sentenced to Forced Rehab. But Does It Work?

    Vice -- 09/21/2021

    Thirty-five states now allow individuals to petition a civil judge to order a family member or loved one into treatment via a conservatorship, up from 28 states that had similar laws on the books in 2011, according to researchers at Northeastern University School of Law’s Health in Justice Action Lab. And in states without civil conservatorships, criminal judges can sentence drug users to rehab either in regular courts or in “drug courts,” a model favored by President Joe Biden. …

  • It isn’t holiday shopping season yet, but with supply chains in chaos, retailers can’t afford to wait

    Boston Globe -- 09/21/2021

    “It’s very much like a person that has been sick with multiple illnesses, and your immune system hasn’t come back and then boom you’re hit by something else,” said Nada Sanders, a professor of supply chain management at Northeastern University.

  • The Death of Conrad Roy: Michelle Carter’s ‘Virtual Presence’ and ‘Failure to Act’ in Texting Case

    A&E -- 09/21/2021

    Northeastern University criminal law professor Daniel S. Medwed tells A&E True Crime that the verdict was flawed, but not for First Amendment reasons. Medwed, a founding member of the board of the Innocence Network that works to overturn wrongful convictions, recalls his first reaction was that prosecutors were “over-reaching.” “This is not manslaughter, it’s basically cyber-bullying,” says Medwed, a former defense attorney.

  • Are Geofence Warrants Sweeping Up Your Cellphone Data?

    Bloomberg -- 09/16/2021

    Ari Ezra Waldman, a professor of law and computer science at Northeastern University Law School, discusses the spike in police use of geofence warrants to get location records for all mobile devices within a virtual perimeter. …

  • Why Unvaccinated Are Unvaccinated

    Mirage News -- 09/16/2021

    “In this report, we see a crucial and important finding in the declining trust in institutions among Americans,” said lead author Katherine Ognyanova, an associate professor of communication at Rutgers’ School of Communication and Information who is part of a coalition of researchers from Rutgers-New Brunswick, Northeastern, Harvard and Northwestern universities.

  • The benefits of Japan’s social infrastructure and civic ties in uncertain times

    East Asia Forum -- 09/16/2021

    Daniel P Aldrich is Director of the Security and Resilience Studies Program and Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at Northeastern University.

  • Women Are Nearly Half of New Gun Buyers, Study Finds

    The Wall Street Journal -- 09/16/2021

    The preliminary results from the 2021 National Firearms Survey, designed by Deborah Azrael of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Matthew Miller of Northeastern University, show an estimated 3.5 million women became new gun owners from January 2019 through April of this year. About 4 million men became new gun owners over that period, they found.

  • How Boston is embracing smart tech to make its roads safer, close the digital divide, and combat climate change

    Business Insider -- 09/16/2021

    BARI is a multiuniversity partnership with the city that participates in urban research and public policy. The organization is housed at Northeastern University and each year hosts a conference to bring together researchers, policymakers, and community leaders.