Measures to safeguard public health during the coronavirus pandemic might jeopardize hard-won environmental protections against waste from single-use plastics. Read this article to find out more.
The 2020 Olympic Games were postponed for a year to limit COVID-19 transmission. Should they be postponed again? What are the risks and rewards?
Do you know the difference between fearing something and worrying about it? How do things that probably won’t do us any harm come to symbolize threats? This commentary from Joseph LeDoux, the director of the Emotional Brain Institute and a professor of neural science, describes the problems that arise when fear turns to anxiety.
Our emotions, such as shame, are largely determined by the environment and people in which we are surrounded.
Read about how ancient Greek medicine inspired many modern practices.
In this podcast, you will hear about how to predict the possibility of failure, how to avoid actually going through the failure, and then what can you do to sidestep it. Listen in to learn how to think ahead before you act.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, scientists have been working to discover the risks and ways to protect our health, including the foods we eat. Read some of their findings in this article.
Is eating in a restaurant or going to a concert a bold action or a careless risk?
Feeling overwhelmed by all the information on the internet? That “foggy” sensation in your brain after hours of pointing, clicking, tapping, and swiping has a name. It’s called information overload. Read this article to learn more about it.
Read about the cutting-edge breakthrough scientists have made in making fear a thing of the past.
Researchers are eager to gather data about how well COVID-19 vaccines protect children and teenagers, but are running into resistance. Would you take the risk of testing a new vaccine?
This piece examines several ways Shakespeare was affected by the plague. It also points out how the plague plays an crucial role in the plot of Romeo and Juliet.
Learn why product marketing may be crucial to public health.
Over a century and a half after emancipation, why are Black Americans statistically more likely to suffer from health problems?
Learn about the educational path that led to the successful development of a desperately needed vaccine.
The flu is hardly a new or unusual disease. So why does it still manage to kill thousands of Americans every year, including young and otherwise healthy people?
Skim through these questions and answers about the new COVID vaccine.
Learn about Karina Hollekim, a daredevil who survived a failed parachute jump and eventually was able to ski again.
What good does ambition do us? One researcher examined the lives of more than 700 people across 70 years to find out the answer to the question. Read to learn what he discovered.
As more and more people live in urban areas and have limited exposure to the outdoors, more people are becoming afraid of nature. Read this article to find out about the dangers of nature phobias on people and the planet.