In the World

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...

soybean plants
May 17, 2016 Large Image
Getting a better read on how climate change threatens agriculture

Climate change expected over the next decade may cause food production in a key agricultural region of Brazil to decline by up to 13 percent,...

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump
May 17, 2016 Large Image
Political scientist Jeffrey Berry on why the parties have not determined the nominees, and what we have to look forward to as the presidential race continues

With a dozen presidential primaries to go, one-time dark horse Donald Trump is the last man standing in the race for the Republican nomination,...

scene from Dogtown Redemption
May 10, 2016 Large Image
“Dogtown Redemption,” an alum’s documentary about people in Oakland who scavenge recyclable goods, challenges stereotypes of the poor

One day shortly after moving to West Oakland, California, Amir Soltani, A90, F90, heard a rustling noise coming from his yard. He peeked out the...