The Biology of Addiction
Scientists are learning the specific workings of the brain when it is addicted to a substance or behavior, and showing that all addictions are similar. This gives hope of one day developing a drug to combat many addictions. However, the stigma of addictions—that they are a moral failing—still looms over the field.
Preparing for Disaster
Many people will have to deal with a natural disaster at some point in their lives. Two civil defense experts discuss how to be ready before it comes.