NPR’s Scott Simon talks with author and psychologist Michael Thompson about masculinity and boys’ emotions after emotional hearings this week.
Even though many fast food chain restaurants are offering healthier sides, a new report says parents choose them only about half the time, and restaurants aren’t consistent in how they offer them. (Image credit: Miguel Candela/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Scientists demonstrate that a “gene drive” can rapidly spread a genetic mutation through a species, perhaps providing a potent new weapon against malaria. But there are plenty of skeptics. (Image credit: Andrew Hammond)
It was a school toilet in South Africa. The boy’s death in 2014 sparked a national outrage. The debate about potentially dangerous toilets is still simmering today. (Image credit: Krista Mahr for NPR)
That’s one of the themes in the new book ‘Between Hope and Fear: A History of Vaccines and Human Immunity.’ (Image credit: Institute of the History of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University)
Though teenagers need about nine hours of rest a night, most get only seven and are suffering. A new survey suggests their parents are struggling, too. Here’s how to improve the quality of teen sleep.
Walter Mischel had an idea that became a pop culture touchstone. He wanted to see if preschoolers seated in front of a marshmallow could delay their gratification. What did the experiment really mean? (Image credit: Marcie LaCerte/NPR)
In the age of #MeToo, experts say parents are the primary educators about consent, and the current debate offers a teachable moment. (Image credit: Win McNamee / Getty Images)
Florida school districts now have to ask if a new student has ever been referred for mental health services. It’s a legislative attempt to help troubled kids. Will it work, or increase stigma instead? (Image credit: Andrea D’Aquino for NPR)
People in Puerto Rico don’t trust the water supply, and with good reason. Local systems aren’t adequately tested for contaminants, including lead. (Image credit: Rebecca Hersher/NPR)