In the World

Moon Duchin talks with students at workshop
July 16, 2018 Large Image
Students learn to do the math to counter gerrymandering in this summer’s Voting Rights Data Institute

Every time voting districts are redrawn—be it by state legislatures, judges, or commissions—the people with the pens make decisions that carry...

Russia and Croatian players running into each other on the soccer field
July 9, 2018 Large Image
The rest of the planet is transfixed by the soccer—er, football—tournament. Here’s your explainer

Once every four years, sports fans around the globe are glued to their TV sets—at home, in bars, just about anywhere—watching the World Cup. It’s...

U.S. Capitol building
July 9, 2018 Large Image
Why do Republican voters disapprove of compromise more than Democrats?

At a time when political division is heightened and the...

young girls build structures with marshmallows and toothpicks
July 5, 2018 Large Image
Tufts alum volunteers to bring technology and engineering education to Syrian refugee children in Jordan

The project seemed simple—create structures out of marshmallows and toothpicks, then test their stability on an earthquake simulator fashioned...

Ruth Davis in the forest in Tanzania with a chimpanzee in 1969
July 3, 2018 Large Image
Primate researcher Ruth Davis’s death under mysterious circumstances in 1969 is the focus of a new book

On July 12, 1969, a young American researcher named Ruth Davis followed a chimpanzee away from primatologist Jane Goodall’s research station in...