In the World

photo illustration of baseball players in action
June 1, 2017 Large Image
As advanced statistical analysis takes over baseball, Tufts-bred data crunchers are storming the big leagues

Alex Merberg sat 25 rows behind home plate last November, desperate for a miracle. It was late in Game 7 of the 2016 World Series, and Merberg,...

a young boy reading to a St. Bernard dog
May 31, 2017 Large Image
Study found that reading aloud to dogs improved children's attitudes toward books outside the classroom

If you see a dog in the children’s room of your public library, chances are it’s not someone’s pet—it might well be a therapy dog, and a child...

child playing with fidget spinners
May 30, 2017 Large Image
The spinning toys are getting banned in schools, but are they in fact useful?

My 10-year-old daughter was always a little fidgety during group time at school. She would pick at the carpet, scrape at the wallpaper, chew on...

Arslan Muradi at Tufts' Ginn Library
May 18, 2017 Large Image
After terrorists targeted Arslan Muradi’s family in Afghanistan, he turned to his friends at Fletcher for help

When Arslan Muradi, F17, returned to his family home in Afghanistan in the summer of 2013, he had no idea the visit would be his last. Muradi was...

illustration of water pipes and faucet
May 12, 2017 Large Image
Heavy storms can overwhelm older sewer systems, causing a spike in sewage-borne bacterial and viral infections

In older U.S. cities, heavy rainfall doesn’t just flood basements. It can also send a wave of dangerous pathogens into municipal water sources....