The nature of the congresswoman's injury, along with prompt emergency care kept her alive
Many have implicated heated political rhetoric in the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, but the connection between viewing and acting is complex
Some people are able to control anger or frustration and channel these feelings to nondestructive outlets. Others, like the gunman accused of killing six people during the assassination attempt on Rep...
What Is a Medically Induced Coma and Why Is It Used?
Medically induced comas are only used when other options are lacking
The Chances of Recovering from Brain Trauma: Past Cases Show Why Millimeters Matter [Slide Show]
As doctors continue to monitor Rep. Gabrielle Giffords's condition, previous cases of brain injury resulting from bullets and other assaults can help explain what happens to the nervous system during major injuries--and how those rare recoveries are possible...
The anatomy of Rep. Giffords's brain injury
The bullet that sheared through US politician Gabrielle Giffords's brain set up a cascade of neurological events.
The Insanity Verdict on Trial
The insanity defense, rarely used, is widely misunderstood
Could chess-boxing defuse aggression in Arizona and beyond?
Teleportation, cloaks of invisibility, smell-o-vision, 3D printing, and even holograms, were all ideas first imagined in science fiction—and now are real products and technologies in various stages of development by scientists...
Nano-coated bullets could help solve gun crimes
Frans de Waal on the human primate: Make love, not war
Why Does Schizophrenia Appear in Young Adults?
Recent research explores the effects of a schizophrenia risk factor (DISC1) and its influence over the onset of the disease. Christie Nicholson reports
Strange but True: Testosterone Alone Does Not Cause Violence
Hormones don't necessarily make men violent, but they do cause them to seek social dominance
Grand Theft Auto Is Good for You? Not So Fast...
Most evidence suggests ill effects from violent video games