This video explains the relationship between the risk/reward sections of the brain, how dopamine factors into people wanting to take outrageous risks, and the benefits of taking risks every day.
Read about the death-defying spectacles performed by thrill seekers in and around the popular national park throughout history.
Retired astronaut Scott Parazynski reflects on his life’s adventures.
Science jouranlist Bianca Nogrady argues that we shouldn’t worry about AI taking over, but about AI solving problems incorrectly.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
Since the 1960s, astronauts have risked their lives to explore space. Read about the missions in which men and women were lost.
This article examines the benefits of CRISPR, a gene-editing technology that could improve how we produce food.
Research and varirous studies show that genes, psychology, and environmental factors all play a role in whether a person is a risk-taker.
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.
In this scientific study, researchers explore the link between creativity and risk-taking.
Parents understandably want to protect their children from harm. But should they loosen the reins?
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.
These risks taken by famous business leaders led to big rewards.