7 Thought Experiments Based on Real Studies
Manipulating memories, smell-based dating apps, and more.
Talking to Trees and Listening to Sheep
A book about shamanic journeys in the backyard and another about the dietary wisdom of roaming herbivores.
7 Lessons on Aging￼
The ARDD meeting in Copenhagen this month featured new money, old experiments, endless enthusiasm, and a palpable sense of possibility.
4 Books to Read Right Now
Mini forests, seed preservation, our synthetic biology future, and a comic on depression.
How Did HIV/AIDS Prepare Us for COVID-19?
Forty years after a 1981 report hinted at the coming HIV/AIDS pandemic, we look at how the response to global public health threats has changed.
Chocolate with a Hint of Yuck
Could a new chemical test that quantifies off flavors transform the chocolate industry?
The Neuropolitics of Extremism
New research may shed light on political polarization—and how we could protect against the incitement of violence.
Hacking the Skin Microbiome to Fool Mosquitos and Prevent Malaria
Long-lasting, bacteria-based repellent is the goal of DARPA project aiming to protect U.S. soldiers overseas.
All the Lonely People—What Do They All Think Of?
Paradoxically, people who are lonely may have more active social brains.