kids

Part III: The science behind imaginary friends

Imaginary friends might be dismissed as nostalgic relics of youth, but as we see in this third episode of the Science Friday series “the real guide to imaginary companions,” developmental psychologists use imaginary friends to study how children form relationships and exercise self-control as they grow.

Keeping kids safe from pesticides

Lead and arsenic used decades ago in pesticides are still lingering in the topsoil of Pacific Northwest apple country. This poses a health risk for children who come in close contact with dirt in the backyards and playgrounds developed from former orchards. Our environmental public media partner, EarthFix, gives us a look at what’s being […]