After a lone gunman opened fire on US congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her constituents, one can't be blamed for asking if it could happen in Canada. In fact it has happened. More than once. Read More
A new report says that fewer women choose physics, technology and engineering careers due to hidden biases. But the science tells us something else entirely: most women have different interests and career preferences than men. Read More
Many of us feel compelled to help after a humanitarian disaster such as Haiti's recent devastating earthquake. But all evidence points to psychological debriefing as a risky practice that can exacerbate traumatic symptoms in adults, and is completely untested in children. Read More
Who is most likely to pull out a gun in the workplace or on campus? Men, particularly extreme, socially isolated men in the prime of life, are more at risk of violence than women are at any age. Read More
It takes a special kind of open mind to speed-date an infant. This first post on the science of human attachments looks at serial parenting, and asks this provocative question: are human babies meant to be shared? Read More
Susan Pinker is a developmental psychologist, columnist, and broadcaster who writes about social science.