An ambitious goal of some dedicated mountaineers is climbing the tallest peak on each of the seven continents. Learn about the unique challenges these mountains pose.
Is eating in a restaurant or going to a concert a bold action or a careless risk?
No one would describe Yosemite National Park’s iconic Half Dome peak as a ski slope, but that didn’t stop two adventurous locals.
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?
Where should you draw the line between taking a daring photo and taking a dangerous risk?
Learn about Karina Hollekim, a daredevil who survived a failed parachute jump and eventually was able to ski again.
Even travelers ripe for adventure need to reduce risk during a global pandemic. Read predictions about how future travel will be both daring and safe.
Read about the risks faced by first responders to the nation’s wildfires and what works to mitigate them.
The debate about the best way to control a persistent disease vector is about to get real.
In the effort to fast-track a vaccine to prevent the spread of Covid-19, how much risk is acceptable?
Researchers at the Caltech Brain Imaging Center found that participants in a study were more likely to gamble when they saw peers doing so.
Most people tend to categorize the risk-taking behaviors of teenagers as a bad thing, but new research from Harvard University shows that brain development at that age can be beneficial for learning.
An effective vaccine is a crucial element in the return to normalcy following the outbreak of COVID-19. But how far should researchers go in the effort to speed up development?
During a pandemic, simply going to work is a big risk for medical professionals. Read one doctor’s story.
The daring exploits of a legendary hero have captured human imagination for centuries. Read about why Beowulf stays with us.
Writer Samantha Cole weighs the pros and cons of staying in your comfort zone, the premise of Meghan Daums’s book, The Unspeakable: And Other Subjects of Discussion.
A study found that jobs that pose high risks of injury or death don’t often have a high wage to match.
Psychologist Ben Newell explains how previous experience affects risky decisions.
This article outlines both the risky and the thoughtful genetic research currently happening outside federal regulations.
The effect of technology use on teenagers’ moods and behaviors is a widely-debated issue. But what are the risks of screen time? This article points to a study that attempts to set the record straight.