Only one in three American girls is vaccinated against HPV. That will mean thousands of gratuitous cancer deaths. Young people in the South are especially unlikely to get the vaccine, according to a new study. Why?
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has repeatedly demonstrated bigotry and incompetence. Outrage over a powerful white man using crack cocaine, though, says more about society's fixation with the drug than it says about him.
Research made national news this week that the cookies are more addictive than psychoactive drugs. That claim may be exaggerated, but the neuroscience of junk food addiction is nonetheless fascinating and relevant—mentally, physically, and socially.