In the World

laden mule in China; photo by Michael Freeman
August 11, 2011 Slideshow
An ethnobotanist traces the history of tea along ancient trade routes from southwestern China to the Tibetan plateau

Selena Ahmed was sipping a cup of tea with her Ph.D. advisor in his New York office when talk turned to the tea that grows deep in the forests of...

August 10, 2011

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. – In a tough economy, Tufts University's first-of-a-kind loan repayment assistance program (...

a broken olive branch
August 8, 2011 Large Image
With too many hot spots around the world and too few seasoned staffers, the U.S. Foreign Service is coming up shorthanded

Two active wars, military action in Libya and a fateful Navy SEALs raid into Pakistan may cloud the intent, but the Obama administration insists...

Founding Fathers
August 3, 2011 Large Image
A new take on what the leaders who created our nation would do today

Warren Harding, generally numbered among our least memorable presidents, provided the words that have come to symbolize all that is hallowed,...

Gerard Caron
July 26, 2011 Large Image
Once a small-town practitioner, Gerard Caron, D78, commands the medical wing at the country’s most renowned military base

At 1600 hours, the plane from Germany lands at Joint Base Andrews Naval Air Facility outside Washington, D.C. Maj...