In the World

Image of Facebook app on phone (Pixaby)
December 19, 2018 Large Image
Real-life auctions reveal consistent value for users that exceeds Facebook market value

BOSTON and GAMBIER, Ohio (Dec. 19, 2018, 2:00 p.m. ET)—How valuable is Facebook to its users, and how can you measure the value of the site when...

Archivist at Tufts with 1960s protest posters
December 18, 2018 Large Image
Tufts writers look back over the year and talk about the stories that meant the most to them in 2018

The writers in the editorial group at Tufts, which produces Tufts Now as well as Tufts Magazine and the five school-based alumni...

a cat with singed whiskers
December 17, 2018 Large Image
A veterinarian tells of the long, smoke-filled hours caring for animals after the harrowing fires in California

It was the night of November 17 when I said goodbye to my husband and cat in Berkeley, California, and drove three hours up to the area of...

a woman and young boy looking at toys in a shop
December 13, 2018 Large Image
Make sure the toy is more like a playground, encouraging free play and creativity, than a proverbial playpen, keeping kids boxed into set routines

Shopping for a new high-tech gift for the child in your life this holiday season? It’s easy to be overwhelmed by all the options. Bright boxes,...

Hilary Binda at Tufts
December 11, 2018 Large Image
The new program, in collaboration with Bunker Hill Community College, offers prisoners at MCI-Concord a chance to earn a college degree

Hilary Binda, AG03, believes in the human capacity to observe, question, and reflect—in short, to learn and grow—at any stage of life. Binda,...