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The Science Media Lab, a collaboration between Northeastern’s School of Journalism and the Provost of Research, is a new initiative to raise awareness about science scholarship at Northeastern University. Our team of writers spotlight cutting edge, high impact research in both natural and social sciences across the university’s colleges. Our stories are featured on the Provost of Research’s homepage.

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Recent Work

Middle schoolers learned climate science by designing video games, shows Boston-area research program

By Noah Haggerty, Feb. 23, 2024

How researchers bring “forever chemicals” data back to the communities that provide it: “It’s data from their bodies, from their homes.”

By Annetta Stogniew, Feb. 23, 2024

From social media to body image and back: Rachel Rodgers reveals the complexity of this bi-directional relationship.

By Kiran Johnson, Jan. 16, 2024

How a Northeastern lab developed one of the largest underwater microphone arrays in academia, bolstering the research community’s ability to listen to marine ecosystems

By Noah Haggerty, Jan. 16, 2024

Juner Zhu, the battery ‘doctor,’ believes the electric vehicle revolution could be more sustainable.

By Marigo Farr, Dec. 1, 2023

Old-school social networks can help us understand “delinquent” student behavior

By Annetta Stogniew, Nov. 29, 2023

Climate modelers can’t agree on the Mississippi River’s future. Northeastern professor Samuel Muñoz is settling the debate.

By Noah Haggerty, Nov. 28, 2023

Can theater be a public health measure? Perhaps for addiction recovery.

By Julia Laquerre, Nov. 21, 2023

Northeastern engineer Hanumant Singh and his collection of sea-diving robots add new depth to our understanding of climate impacts

By Elisabeth Hadjis, Oct. 13, 2023

Northeastern’s Tao Sun overcomes barriers to brain drug delivery with focused ultrasound

By Annetta Stogniew, Oct. 13, 2023

Your climate hazard exposure may not be the same as your neighbor’s

By Annetta Stogniew, Oct. 13, 2023

Northeastern’s Gary Young broadens the conversation about treating opioid use disorder by speaking directly with patients

By Julia Laquerre, Oct. 12, 2023

Making video games for queer people is about more than queer characters

By Noah Haggerty, Oct. 12, 2023

Cannabis leads us to a revolutionary molecule for addressing pain management and opioid tolerance

By Julia Laquerre, Aug. 30, 2023

Meet Northeastern’s new astrophysics professors who hope to shed light on dark matter and dark energy

By Noah Haggerty, Aug. 24, 2023

Clean energy might go to waste if we don’t figure out how to use it.

By Marigo Farr, Aug. 18, 2023

Humans are soft. Robots can be, too.

By Marigo Farr, Aug. 18, 2023