Tech & Science
This Week's Edition
Stories by Dina Fine Maron
Drug Courts Appeal to Democrats and Republicans
A bipartisan drug policy 20 years in the making?
Four Great College Professors
They're out there, waiting to teach you and change your life forever.
Air Safety: A CSI Lab for Bird Strikes
As the latest hearing on Flight 1549 gets under way, we go inside the nation's top lab for investigating collisions between airplanes and feathered creatures.
Geithner: Economy Has Stabilized
But many Americans are still hurting. What's next for the Treasury Secretary.
Should We Donate Used Pacemakers to the Needy?
Thousands of serviceable pacemakers are thrown away or stored each year when cardiac patients die. Is there a way to donate them to global aid programs?
One Young Woman's Fight to Educate Afghan Girls
One young woman's fight to set up schools for girls in Afghanistan despite formidable cultural and logistical obstacles.
How Men, Women See Work-Life Balance Differently
Five surprising ways that attitudes toward parenting, careers and work-life balance have changed among modern couples.
Natasha Richardson and Traumatic Brain Injury
In the wake of the death of actress Natasha Richardson in a skiing accident, a neurologist explains how a seemingly minor fall can result in life-threatening brain trauma.
Why Doodling May Help Improve Your Memory
Turns out, doodling during class—or meetings—may actually help your concentration. (If only the same were true for texting.)
Six Myths About Childhood Vaccines
A pediatrician debunks the most common misconceptions about childhood immunizations.
Can Hollywood Get Mental Illness Portrayals Right?
Does Showtime's provocative new series "Tara" signal an evolution in how Hollywood portrays mental illness—or is it another sensational depiction of a serious condition?
MySpace Medical: How to Help At-Risk Teens Online
A new study suggests that parents and health-care professionals can use social-networking sites to curb risky teen behavior.
Advocates of Legal Prostitution Make Their Case
Will decriminalizing prostitution make it any safer?