Teens have more trouble controlling their impulses in emotionally charged situations.
Welcome to a future in which big data helps law enforcement predict and punish crime before it happens.
Numbers aren't always as impartial as they appear.
Geographic profiling pioneer Kim Rossmo has been likened to Sherlock Holmes; his Watson in the hunt for serial killers is a digital sidekick -- an algorithm he calls Rigel.
"Disrupting" norms is profitable when you're a 35-year-old tech maven. When you're 16, it just makes you a delinquent.
We're doing so much better than teens in the 1950s.
On today's hottest shows, the stars wear lab coats instead of bathing suits. We look behind the scenes at Numb3rs to see how it gets the science right-and why it sometimes needs to get it wrong
The adolescent brain is setting the stage for adulthood
Judges and juries aren't swayed by genetics.
Sticks and stones can break your bones but… names can make you commit crimes?
By turning its crime problem into a data problem, Santa Cruz is reinventing police work for the 21st century
One study found a threefold greater risk in young drivers compared with older drivers. Experts reveal why.
Activity in one very particular part of the brain shows a high correlation with recidivism.
In-depth analysis of murderers might help the rest of us, too.
Gatekeeping in Science is Exactly What We Don't Need
The polygraph, though used in hiring, marital disputes, and possibly even anti-terror investigations, is flawed. Now scientists are looking deep within the brain to devise ways to detect deception at its source.
"Breathy-voiced long low back unrounded vowel with advanced tongue root?" Auggghhh.
They're less likely to be recruited to join in on a conspiracy, and when they do, they make a whole lot less money.
On the weird interactions between sex, hygiene and immunity
New databases and digital techniques are broadening the kinds of evidence available to the crime scene investigator.
Teens may be works in progress, but they help society evolve.
Reefer madness! Pot causes psychosis! Except maybe not.
The findings may be no-brainers (yes, you do get sick in winter), but these studies uncover hidden truths in conventional wisdom