Watching movies doesn’t just affect our brains; it also affects our bodies. Find out how the effects of horror movies compare with those of other genres.
Why is Anne Frank’s diary so popular, over 7 decades after it was written? What makes it different from other books written during or about the Holocaust? It turns out it’s a lot more than just a diary.
If you’re reading this, you’re probably part of “Gen Z.” Find out how you compare with the generations before you, like the Millennials, and ask yourself whether you think this list is accurate.
An enslaved man named Robert Smalls went undercover for one of the most daring escapes of all time. Find out how he saved himself and saved dozens of other enslaved people as well!
Natalie Cardenas is like a lot of teenagers in the U.S. today — she feels wedged between two cultures. Natalie feels a strong connection to both her Peruvian heritage and her American identity, but somehow still feels a bit rejected by both.
You may have heard that hard work builds character — but how so? Read about some benefits of hard work that you may not have considered before.
So what if you’re too young to be hired for a regular job? Strike out on your own with some of these possibilities!
Learn about some of the literary offspring of one of the earliest horror stories.
In the waning days of World War II, a group of prisoners from Bergen-Belsen did something that seemed unthinkable: They boarded a train to leave the camp.
It’s easy to think of the two sides in the Civil War as monoliths, in which everyone supported the side where they lived. But many Southerners opposed secession and even fought as part of the Union Army.
How did a young African American boy from Oakland become a featured performer in Chinese opera? Find out what the cultures share.
Maybe you’ve played a game for so long that it wasn’t even fun anymore, but you just couldn’t put it down. A psychological study looks at why adult brains and teen brains respond differently to disappearing rewards.
At age 9, Linda Brown was at the center of a landmark school desegregation fight. Learn about her life and accomplishments.
The weather extremes associated with our rapidly changing climate sometimes seem paradoxical. Here’s the explanation for how global warming can put some locations into a deep freeze.
The author of the Harry Potter series threw herself a birthday party that featured a “lost manuscript” displayed in an unexpected way.
If you attend a school with a Student Council, consider getting involved! Here are some ways to make a big impact in student government.
Read about a recent study that links in-depth cross-cultural relationships with higher scores on measures of creative thinking.
Even when it doesn’t seem to benefit them, dolphins will often go to great lengths to help and interact with humans. Read about some well-known examples and possible reasons for this behavior.
A middle-school student shares her thoughts about the challenges today’s teenagers face.
Why do you love the songs you love? In some cases, the cause might be concern about whether your friends like the same songs.