In the World

street in Ouagadougou
September 1, 2015 Large Image
A motorcycle accident in a West African country brings a lesson about stereotypes

I knew it was a bad idea to get back on Bawa’s motorbike in the middle of a torrential rainstorm that night. Some of the potholes in Ouagadougou,...

illustration as eye and yin-yang symbol
August 28, 2015 Large Image
Even in the midst of distress, realizing that we have much to be thankful for will lead to compassion for ourselves and others, says Tufts psychiatrist

OK, I confess: there are times I sound a bit like the late Andy Rooney, whose satirical complaints were often punctuated with the phrase “And...

gorilla reaching for berries in forest
August 24, 2015 Large Image
Wildlife veterinarians work with their African partners to protect the endangered animals

Only about 900 mountain gorillas—the animals protected by Dian Fossey of Gorillas in the Mist fame—remain in the wild. But the few will...

Illustration: Ward Schumaker
August 21, 2015 Large Image
Elizabeth Rozanski, an emergency and critical care vet at the Foster Hospital for Small Animals, responds

Skunks are very common throughout much of the United States. Their scent glands, located near the tail, serve as the primary defense for these...

Julian Agyeman
August 20, 2015 Video
Culture and sharing are two key traits of urban centers, says Professor Julian Agyeman

The Tufts Now video series Ever Wonder features faculty and other experts answering questions...