Carrie Arnold is a freelance science writer, whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, Scientific American and Slate, among others. Her latest book is Decoding Anorexia (2012). She lives in Virginia.
Cutting brings relief because emotion and pain criss-cross in the brain. Can we untangle the circuits and stop self-harm?
In praise of defiance
Labelling someone crazy and difficult is a way to resist justice and change – and psychiatrists are complicit
Stories and literature
Watchers of the earth
Indigenous peoples around the world tell myths which contain warning signs for natural disasters. Scientists are now listening