Employee Work Tracking is on the Rise
New research reveals how people feel about being judged by algorithms—and why employees should have first dibs on their data.
Artificial Intelligence Is Learning to Manipulate You
While AI may not end the world the way sci-fi writers imagine, it may very well pull your strings in the near future.
Raw Emotion Grows in UK Debate Over Gene-Edited Crops
Will fears of climate change cause Great Britain to loosen its restrictions on genetically edited crops?
Telehealth Grew Dramatically During the Pandemic. Now Let’s Look at the Fraud.
COVID-19 caused a huge spike in demand for telehealth services, but it opened the door for bad actors as well.
The Revolution Will Not Be Tenderized
We’re more than a decade into the alt-protein revolution. Will meatless beef ever replace the real thing?
Is Your DNA Data Safe in Blackstone’s Hands?
The Wall Street giant’s big bet on Ancestry.com drives home the financial realities facing the consumer genomic revolution.
Inside the Movement to Decolonize Psychedelic Pharma
As Western medicine brings psychedelics into mainstream use, a growing movement is innovating new business models grounded in reciprocity and inclusion.
Get Up to Speed On the State of Eco-Fashion
The race is on to bioengineer carbon-neutral, recyclable, biodegradable, and affordable materials.
The Dawn of Cheap and Easy DNA Writing
These startups are developing new ways to reprogram biology by producing custom genes from scratch.
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. by Steven Kotler
Trouble in the High-Rise Hothouse
Big indoor farms are attracting big investments. But transforming agriculture might depend on putting nanofarms everywhere — maybe even in your home. by Corby Kummer
The “Clean Meat” Industry Has a Dirty Little Secret
Manufactured meat may be safer and better — but first, producers need to get rid of the icky ingredients.
Reset Your DNA to Slow the Clock
A new epigenetic test that tracks molecular aging claims to show you how to stay biologically young.
The Latest Biotech Growth Market Might be Crap
There’s gold in your gut—and startups are mining it with microbiome science. The biggest hurdle? Stool doesn’t scale.