In the World

woman in Somali refugee camp
June 16, 2016 Large Image
A quarter-million people died in the Somalia famine of 2011. It didn’t have to happen

The Somalia famine of 2011 was sparked by a confluence of disasters. A major drought ruined crops, killed livestock and took away wage labor...

bomb shell in street in Homs, Syria in 2012
June 16, 2016 Large Image
Janine di Giovanni, F16, talks about her new book, and what it takes to report the truth about conflicts like Syria and Bosnia

When Syrian President Bashar al-Assad cracked down brutally on protests during the Arab Spring of 2011, Janine di Giovanni, F16, was caught up in...

street scene in metro Manila
June 3, 2016 Large Image
Returning to the Philippines, the country of my birth, I finally looked like everyone else—which was not the same as fitting in

I’ve always wanted to know what it feels like to blend into the crowd.

I was born in the Philippines, but when I was 3 we moved to a...

corn field near harvest time
May 24, 2016 Large Image
The evidence is that they are safe, but other crop-breeding methods are important, too, says science panel

In a new report, a group of nationally eminent scientists say that genetically modified foods are safe to eat, but they also note that it has...

May 18, 2016 Large Image

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (May 18, 2016) -- Tufts University is providing Somerville's youth soccer and lacrosse programs with access to more than...