In the World

Tufts professor Patrick Forber
June 12, 2017 Video
The opposite of altruism, spite might well have an evolutionary purpose

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

Scott Brown and K. Riva Levinson
June 12, 2017 Large Image
Tufts alum Scott Brown is confirmed as the new ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa

Scott Brown, A81, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on June 8 to be ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa by a 94-4 vote.

Brown, most recently...

June 9, 2017
President Anthony Monaco signs open letter committing to support the Paris Agreement

Tufts University has joined a group of more than 1,200 cities, states, corporations and nonprofits pledging to uphold the goals of the Paris...

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...