Source: Science Daily
A recent study from McGill University shows that local events, such as a win by a sports team, can effect the overall mood of a city’s citizens. Read how this then increases risk-taking behavior.
Source: Harvard Business Review
Author Doug Sundheim was surprised when he realized his book, Taking Smart Risks, included far fewer stories about women. In this article he investigates how that happened.
Hip hop artist and producer Pharrell talks about creating his biggest hit song, “Happy.”
Source: Scientific American
This article explain the intended benefit of releasing genetically-modified mosquitoes into the country of Burkina Faso.
Journalist Tara Haelle examines data on the health risks of football and weighs the risks of playing at a young age.
Source: The Conversation
Psychologists from the University of Oregon argue that teenagers don’t take risks irrationaly, but as part of a process of learning and exploration.
Harvard professor and pediatric surgeon Christopher Hartnick argues that one should practice and prepare before taking on risks.
Source: Live Science
Since the 1960s, astronauts have risked their lives to explore space. Read about the missions in which men and women were lost.
Source: Business Insider
This article examines the benefits of CRISPR, a gene-editing technology that could improve how we produce food.
Source: National Geographic
Research and varirous studies show that genes, psychology, and environmental factors all play a role in whether a person is a risk-taker.
Source: The Atlantic
Writer James Parker contemplates the connection contemporary society has with the epic poem and reviews some of the film and comic book adapations of the past two decades.
Journalist Louis Theroux visits the owners of exotic pets to discover their appeal.
Source: Frontiers in Psychology
In this scientific study, researchers explore the link between creativity and risk-taking.
Source: The Guardian
Parents understandably want to protect their children from harm. But should they loosen the reins?
Source: Science Daily
Researchers from Universität Basel have found evidence that willingness to take risks is a personality trait. They call for other researchers to ensure their measurements of risk include many types of situations.
Source: The Seattle Times
These risks taken by famous business leaders led to big rewards.
Social media has become a useful tool when seeking and disseminating information during a national disaster, but there are a few risks to keep in mind.
This article offers tips for contructive risk-taking.
Meet Philippe Petit, a man who said, “To me, it’s so simple that life should be lived on the edge of life.” Read his biography to learn about the risks this man is renowned for taking.
Source: Teen Vogue
This article explores why teenagers continue to text while driving even when they understand the risks.