Friday, May 01, 2015
A new report finds that the American Psychological Association worked with the Bush Administration to justify its use of torture after the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001.
Thursday, April 09, 2015
Malcolm Gladwell on why the underdog sometimes has the upper hand; Tsarnaev's guilty verdict; Ferguson's city council elections; and a doctor reflects on his first year in medicine.
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Surprise! A surprisoligist explains why it feels good when the unexpected is sprung on us, and why surprise is actually good for us.
Friday, March 20, 2015
Last year, an estimated 4 million people participated in races like the Tough Mudder, which combines running with electric shocks and mud crawls. What's the draw, exactly?
Monday, February 23, 2015
Sporkful host Dan Pashman feasts on Philly's most iconic foods, then brings samples to a scientist to find out what makes greasy treats like cheesesteak and scrapple so irresistible.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
A prognosis is not an absolute number. Now doctors are acknowledging just how uncertain the course of an illness can be.
Friday, November 28, 2014
The teenage brain is like a car with a "great accelerator but bad brakes," says psychologist Dr. Laurence Steinberg, and we need to change the way we teach and parent teens.
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