Six-year-old Sophie says she has always known she's a girl. "I used to be Yoshi," she says. "But I didn't like being called Yoshi." And she didn't like being called a boy. Sophie lives with her family
A preoccupation with safety has stripped childhood of independence, risk taking, and discovery—without making it safer. A new kind of playground points to a better solution. A trio of boys tramps alongthe
Thousands of patients remain trapped in a vegetative state between life and death. Three scientists are working to free them, as Roger Highfield reports. “Imagine you wake up, locked inside a box,” says
A leading neuroscientist who has spent decades studying creativity shares her research on where genius comes from, whether it is dependent on high IQ—and why it is so often accompanied by mental illness.
This is my story. As was the case every Halloween, on October 31, 1989, a couple of Washington Post reporters were sent to cover the festivities in Georgetown, where thousands of mostly white and affluent
IRBIL, Iraq — Muhammed Jamal can understand why many want to join ISIS. "You get paid the most, you have the most weapons, you are with the most powerful group," said Jamal, who as a Sunni Iraqi would
Are we helpless to stop mass shootings? Is anyone even trying to stop them? The good news is that the answers are No and Yes. The bad news: The person loading up hasn't gotten the news. Editor's note:
The popular belief that religion is the cause of the world’s bloodiest conflicts is central to our modern conviction that faith and politics should never mix. But the messy history of their separation
Originally formed for self-protection, prison gangs have become the unlikely custodians of order behind bars—and of crime on the streets. On a clear morning this past February, the inmates in the B Yard
In a September 3rd speech at the Brookings Institution, Matthew Olsen, the director of the National Counterterrorism Center, said that "we have no credible information that ISIL is planning to attack U.S."