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young children running on an open field
March 20, 2015 Large Image
ChildObesity180 starts Billion Mile Race to encourage children to get moving

ChildObesity180, an organization at Tufts University’s ...

rural farmers in Kenya with oxen pulling plow
March 19, 2015 Large Image
In the developing world, the answer has to include small-scale agriculture, not factory farms, says Tufts researcher

We share planet Earth with nearly 7.3 billion people. By 2050, there will be 9.6 billion of us, according to the United Nations. That’s a gain of...

a dog looking into the camera
March 18, 2015 Large Image
A Cummings student comes up with forensic tools that help distinguish between accidental and deliberate injuries

When a dog or cat comes into the clinic with injuries caused by blunt-force trauma, it probably was hit by a car. Or was it?

Veterinarians...

Haitian child gets drink of water
March 11, 2015 Video
Jessica Laporte, A14, is helping Haitian women build a business that will fight the spread of cholera

It’s been known since the late 1800s how to stop cholera, a waterborne infectious disease—clean water and safe sanitation are key—but that hasn’t...

Boston City Hall Plaza
March 10, 2015 Large Image
Insights from evolution and neuroscience suggest ways to design more human-centric buildings and cities

Take a walk along Hanover Street in Boston’s North End, and you can’t help but notice the number of people strolling along the sidewalk, the cozy...

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