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The nature and role of fear—and how it drives our behaviors and attitudes
Maine Public Radio -- 05/03/2022
Lisa Feldman Barrett, neuroscientist, psychologist; University Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Northeastern University; she holds appointments at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, where she is Chief Science Officer for the Center for Law, Brain & Behavior; author of Seven and Half Lessons About the Brain and How Emotions are Made.
Amazon might be using Alexa to send you targeted ads
Digital Trends -- 05/03/2022
This new report was produced by researchers from the University of Washington, the University of California – Davis, the University of California – Irvine, and Northeastern University. …
‘Why Doesn’t My Rate Go Down When I Use Less?’ Looking at Winthrop’s Water Bill Costs
NBC Boston -- 05/03/2022
Martha Davis, a Northeastern University Law Professor, has been studying water affordability for years. “Everybody needs water, you know. You need water, whether you can afford it or not,” said Davis.
The Surprisingly Complicated Physics of Carrying a Cup of Coffee — Without Spilling
Popular Mechanics -- 05/02/2022
Building on prior work at Northeastern University, which found that humans have two main approaches in manipulating a complex object like a fluid, the ASU team simulated those responses, lasering in on the transition phase between the two to understand why humans exhibit a binary response—and to see how robots could learn to do the same in the future. The findings were published in the journal Physical Review Applied in late 2021.
Women, Guns and Suicide
The Crime Report -- 05/02/2022
The lead author, Dr. Matthew Miller, a professor of epidemiology at Northeastern University, compared it to analyzing second-hand risks associated with smoking. “The question we tried to address is what happens to a woman’s suicide risk when someone she lives with her brings a handgun into their gun-free home for the first time,” he said in a statement accompanying the findings.
What happens to social justice and culture on Twitter with Elon Musk at the helm?
Philadelphia Inquirer -- 05/02/2022
If the agitators and influencers find themselves leaving Twitter en masse, the dissemination of information may be slowed, but it’s not doomed, said Meredith D. Clark, an associate professor at the school of journalism and department of communication studies at Northeastern University.
Could Massachusetts Be a Target for a Nuclear Attack? Legislation Aims to Find Out
NBC Boston -- 04/28/2022
Harvard scholar Oleh Kotsyuba and Northeastern University professors Mai’a Cross and Pablo Calderon weighed in on whether Massachusetts should create this type of commission and how real the nuclear threat really is to the Bay State during NBC10 Boston’s weekly series, “Russia-Ukraine Q&A.”…
Researchers find Amazon uses Alexa voice data to target you with ads
The Verge -- 04/28/2022
The report, produced by researchers affiliated with the University of Washington, UC Davis, UC Irvine, and Northeastern University, said the ways Amazon does this is inconsistent with its privacy policies.
Lost Women of Science Podcast
Scientific American -- 04/28/2022
Carla Brodley is a professor of computer science. She’s also the executive director of the Center for Inclusive Computing at Northeastern University.
Women in homes with handguns are at 50% higher risk for suicide, study finds
San Francisco Chronicle -- 04/28/2022
“The question we tried to address is what happens to a woman’s suicide risk when someone she lives with brings a handgun into their gun-free home for the first time. The answer: her chances of dying by suicide increases by more than 40%,” Dr. Matthew Miller, a professor of epidemiology at Northeastern University and the lead author of the study said in a press release.