Painful Childhoods May Prompt Some to Enlist
For kids who grow up in hostile homes, adverse experiences are common. And for some people, joining the armed forces may be an attempt to leave a negative home life behind.
It Takes a Village
Children who have experienced multiple traumas face many challenges including possible PTSD, depression and anxiety. A combination of therapy and social services could provide the necessary support for a child to overcome these problems.
Sports Fans Lash Out
Team spirit is one thing. Getting into angry rages and fights over a sporting event is another. What happens when fandom goes too far?
Plasticity: The Un-Computer-Like Brain
Our most complex artifact, the digital computer, has long been used as a metaphor to explain how the brain works. Now, brain scientists are increasingly researching "neuroplasticity": how the brain changes in ways that are utterly un-computer-like.