In the World

man drinking water
September 27, 2011 Large Image
When it comes to our drinking water, the news is bad and getting worse: think arsenic, old pipes and rocket fuel. The question is, what are we going to do about it?

My suburban town’s annual report on water quality arrives each spring in a handsomely printed brochure on nice paper. The most recent report (2010...

differing races and differing faces
September 26, 2011 Large Image
Cues as simple as what people wear affect how we perceive their race

The perception of race can be altered by cues of social status as simple as the clothes a person wears, according to a new study by an...

September 21, 2011

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. – Tufts University will present prominent economic and financial historian...

a Chinese pangolin
September 20, 2011 Large Image
Veterinary students work on the frontlines of species preservation

There aren’t many kids who can claim a fascination with the pangolin, a decidedly odd-looking creature that lives in the tropics of Asia and...

September 8, 2011 Large Image

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. –President Bill Clinton, founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation and 42nd president of the United...