Teens can't control impulses and make rapid, smart decisions like adults can — but why? Research into how the human brain develops helps explain. In a teenager, the frontal lobe of the brain, which controls
When the hair on my kids grows shaggy and dank we march them down to the barber. They try to protest mightily with crocodile tears and mini-tantrums. Once belted down and shaved the pleading for the lollipops
Every year at this time, my friend Andy sends out an excitable email asking his most music-crazed friends – sound engineers, clubsters, DJs, me, anyone for whom music is less a casual dalliance and more
Science & InnovationOnly Human A new study calculates the rate of false convictions among death-row inmates. Is there a more tragic story than an innocent person going to prison? Tragic, and powerful.
Nearly a quarter of West Virginians have lost six or more teeth, and other findings from a new Commonwealth Fund report. Minnesota has the nation's best-performing healthcare system, according to a Commonwealth
On a huge banner straddling an entire block of downtown Indianapolis the National Rifle Association convention promised "Nine Acres of Guns and Gear". It didn't disappoint. In a cavernous exhibition hall
Many Western nations have experienced significant declines in crime in recent decades, but could the removal of lead from petrol explain that? Working away in his laboratory in 1921, Thomas Midgley wanted
Almost exactly a year ago, we showed you an eye-opening series that featured kids around the world with their most prized possession, their toys. Photographer Gabriele Galimberti has now traveled three