Tufts University

Founded in 1852, Tufts University is a nationally ranked, student-centered research university with a global perspective, a thriving life sciences enterprise and deep scholarship in the arts and humanities.

Tufts, with undergraduate, graduate and professional programs, is both a research university and a liberal arts college – a unique combination that attracts students, faculty and staff who thrive in our environment of curiosity, creativity and engagement.

Tufts has campuses in Boston, Medford/Somerville and Grafton, Massachusetts, and a European Center in Talloires, France, and the School of Arts and Sciences, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, School of Engineering, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, School of Dental Medicine, Fletcher School, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA), School of Medicine, Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences and the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service.

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Drawing and reality: designing a metamaterial pattern. On the left is the plan; on the right is the actual object. Bossard/Penn State/Flickr

Beyond invisibility: engineering light with metamaterials

We are beginning to be able to control very precisely how light interacts with matter, creating opportunities for invisibility, soundproofing and even earthquake damage prevention.
What are the long-term effects of spanking? Francisco Luco

Is it OK to spank a misbehaving child once in a while?

Senator Ted Cruz recently stated that he spanks his five-year-old daughter for lying. Spanking kids can cause tremendous damage to kids' mental health – even if it is an occasional light rap.
Little pills with big problems. Teens buying pills via Photographee.eu/Shutterstock

Easier access to prescription drugs puts teens at risk

When you think about substance use and teens, drugs like marijuana or Ecstasy might come to mind. But recreational prescription drug use is a significant problem. Nationally, 17.8% of high school students…
Pensive: Winston Churchill in 1946, by Douglas Granville Chandor. Cliff1066

Winston Churchill and his ‘black dog’ of greatness

It was 1930. Winston Churchill was a 55-year-old Conservative Party politician who had been a member of parliament for three decades. He had eventually risen to the position of chancellor of the exchequer…
Everyone needs to understand the basics of science to participate fully in the democratic process. Conversation image via www.shutterstock.com.

To seek common ground on life’s big questions, we need science literacy

Science isn’t important only to scientists or those who profess an interest in it. Whether you find fascinating every new discovery reported or you stopped taking science in school as soon as you could…
Secrets out? EPA/Dennis Brack

Senate CIA torture report release: expert reaction

The US Senate has released the executive summary of a long-withheld report on harsh interrogation techniques used by the CIA in the post-9/11 era. Previously undisclosed techniques have been revealed and…
All dressed up with nowhere to go? Joe Hall

STEM postdoc researchers are highly trained, but for what?

The STEM fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics supposedly suffer from a shortage of graduates. Conventional wisdom says there’s no one for employers to hire for science and engineering…
What difference will President Obama’s executive order make for this family? Sandy Huffaker/Reuters

The president’s executive order: what difference will it make for immigrants?

Editor’s note: On November 20, President Obama announced a plan - through an executive order - to protect millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation if they meet certain criteria. His move has…
Any more cheese with that? Aaron Landry

US government pushes pizza to help the cheese industry

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently released a report on the role of pizza in American diets. Researcher Donna Rhodes and colleagues in USDA’s agricultural research department found that an…
With 16 photoreceptors to humans’ three, mantis shrimp see the bigger picture. DiverKen

Mantis shrimp have the world’s best eyes – but why?

As humans, we experience an amazing world of colour, but what can other animals see? Some see much more than us, but how they use this vision is largely unknown. We see what we see because our eyes have…

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