In the World

view of icy Arctic waters
October 22, 2014 Large Image
The melting ice cap is opening shipping lanes and creating potential for conflict among nations jockeying for the region’s natural resources

It’s July and a cargo ship, laden with some 70,000 tons of coal, is slowly wending its way from Russia to China across the top of the world. This...

students helping others register to vote
October 21, 2014 Large Image
In the traditionally low-turnout midterm elections, young people need an incentive to cast their ballots

The midterm elections on Nov. 4 will determine which party will control Congress for the next two years. In a half dozen close Senate races, young...

James Stavridis and Barack Obama
October 17, 2014 Large Image
Fletcher Dean James Stavridis recounts in a new book lessons he learned as the first naval officer to serve as military head of NATO

After five years in the Navy, James Stavridis thought he’d had enough of military life—law school beckoned. He told his commanding officer, and...

a dentist and his young patient
October 14, 2014 Large Image
A charity is born from a dentist’s desire to help a child with a disfiguring disease

Leon Klempner couldn’t say no to Saline Atieno.

The New York orthodontist had been on medical missions all over the world for 15 years,...

Rishi Manchanda at Tufts
October 14, 2014 Large Image
U.S. medicine is not delivering the value it should, says medical alumnus Rishi Manchanda, who offers a prescription for the future

The quality of American health care is not so good: we die sooner and are in poorer health than people living in Canada or France. We also pay a...