Lithium: The Next Trend in Microdosing?
Low levels of the naturally occurring, soft shiny metal could reduce violence and enhance moods for all.
The Focus of His Energy
Neal Kassell is on a mission to bring focused ultrasound therapy to the masses.
Taste 2.0 is Here
The discovery of a new taste cell deepens our understanding of this complex and adaptive sensory system.
How to Change Your Mind Over a Glass of Wine
Becoming an expert in anything, whether it’s wine tasting or mathematics, changes the way you perceive the world.
Debunker: Is There a Link Between Sugar and Hyperactivity?
It’s a phenomenon all too familiar to many parents: An ordinarily calm kid runs amok at the bowling alley, gorging himself on pizza and cola,…
Debunker: Do Human Pheromones Exist?
Pheromones are often used to explain why you’re attracted to someone unexpected, or how you tolerate your partner’s very particular post-run funk, but abhor anyone…
How to Turn Science Fiction into Science Fact
George Church and Ramez Naam on the limitations of evolution, the power of matchmaking, and why we should send single-cell computers into deep space.
Paging Doctor Orgasm
Nicole Prause left academia to study sexuality without institutional limits. Now she’s challenging orthodox views of climax and pornography.
The Wristband that Gives You Superpowers
Neuroscientist David Eagleman aims to give deaf people a new way to hear—and upgrade everyone else’s senses too.
7 Big Biotech Ideas for 2019
Scientists and other creators tell us about the developments they’re watching for and the conversations they’ll be starting.
Take These Drugs to Get to Mars
Space brain and other cosmic problems demand new kinds of pharmaceutical protection.