In the Media

  • PayPal funds academic research on illegal firearms transactions

    Reuters -- 02/11/2020

    The research will be led by Dr. Anthony Braga, director of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Northeastern and an expert on the subject of gun violence and reducing illegal access to firearms.

  • Chinstrap penguin numbers fall as climate change bites

    The Irish Times -- 02/11/2020

    The researchers from Stony Brook University and Northeastern University in the US joined a Greenpeace expedition to the region, and surveyed chinstrap penguins on the important habitat of Elephant Island.

  • AI is here to stay, but are we sacrificing safety and privacy? A free public Seattle U course will explore that

    The Seattle Times -- 02/11/2020

    The public’s desire for more guidance around AI may be reflected in a recent Northeastern University and Gallup survey that found only 22% of U.S. respondents believed colleges or universities were adequately preparing students for the future of work.

  • How Fear Distorts Our Thinking About the Coronavirus

    The New York Times -- 02/11/2020

    David DeSteno, a professor of psychology at Northeastern University and a visiting fellow at Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership, is the author of “Emotional Success: The Power of Gratitude, Compassion, and Pride.”…

  • Antarctic penguin colonies decline by more than 75 per cent in 50 years

    Evening Standard UK -- 02/11/2020

    Researchers from Stony Brook University and Northeastern University in the US joined a Greenpeace expedition to the region, and surveyed chinstrap penguins on the important habitat of Elephant Island.

  • Penguin Colonies Are Shrinking in Antarctica Due to Climate Change

    Bloomberg -- 02/11/2020

    This year, scientists from Stony Brook University in New York and Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, are surveying penguin colonies using manual and drone surveying techniques on Low Island, further south, for the first time.

  • Number of chinstrap penguins in Antarctica has fallen sharply: scientists

    Reuters -- 02/11/2020

    “The declines that we’ve seen are definitely dramatic,” said Steve Forrest, a conservation biologist who joined a team of scientists from the two U.S. universities of Stony Brook and Northeastern on an Antarctic expedition that has just ended.

  • Some Antarctic penguin colonies have declined by more than 75% over 50 years

    CNN -- 02/11/2020

    The researchers, from Stony Brook and Northeastern University in Boston, also used manual and drone techniques to survey a series of large but relatively unknown chinstrap penguin colonies on Low Island in the South Shetland Islands, north of the Antarctic Peninsula. …

  • Climate change puts penguins in decline on Shackleton’s Elephant Island

    The Times UK -- 02/11/2020

    Scientists from Stony Brook University and Northeastern University in the US found that the number of chinstrap penguins on the island had more than halved, from 122,550 breeding pairs 50 years ago to 52,786 today.

  • Antarctic penguin colonies decline 77 percent in 50 years

    Al Jazeera -- 02/11/2020

    The team of scientists, from Stony Brook and Northeastern University in Boston, has also been surveying a series of large, but relatively unknown, chinstrap penguin colonies on Low Island, using manual and drone surveying techniques. …

  • Climate Change is Decimating the Chinstrap Penguins of Antarctica

    Time -- 02/11/2020

    For the past five weeks Stony Brook scientists have joined forces with robotics and drone specialists from Boston’s Northeastern University to survey relatively unstudied chinstrap penguin colonies along the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. …

  • Do Newspaper Endorsements Still Matter? Why A Hoary Tradition May Be Facing The End Of The Road.

    WGBH -- 02/10/2020

    My Northeastern colleague Meg Heckman has written an important thread about political endorsements by news organizations. Her starting point is the Concord Monitor’s unusual decision not to endorse in the New Hampshire primary. …