The Real Danger of a Biological Cold War with China
Can we thwart Beijing’s drive for U.S. secrets without stifling science or harming American innovation?
6 Things to Think About When Designing Your Child
Designing your child is designing the future. Do it wisely.
Ikaria—The Island of Mysterious Longevity
Why do the inhabitants of this tiny Greek island live so long? It may be something in the rocks.
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.
Rethinking the Biology-as-Machine Metaphor
As the line between nature and technology blurs, we need new ways to describe how the body works.
The Antidote to Snapchat Dysmorphia? Getting Weird.
AR-enhanced face filters are here to stay, and Ines Alpha is working to free them from tired beauty standards.
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.
Misinformation is a Public Health Crisis—So Let’s Treat it That Way
The fast transmission of bad information is dangerous. A new approach employs “infodemiologists” to fight outbreaks.
30 Great Gifts for Biologically Inspired People
Featuring cactus shoes, custom probiotics, never-ending glow sticks, and more.
Get Up to Speed On the State of Eco-Fashion
The race is on to bioengineer carbon-neutral, recyclable, biodegradable, and affordable materials.
5 Books That Grapple with the Thorny Issue of Genetics and Race
These scholars of color combine scientific inquiry and social justice.
A New Kind of Natural
An artist imagines life forms that will arise from the convergence of technology and biology.
6 Books, Movies, and Shows to Bend Your Neocortex This Winter
Nanobots that find you a soul mate, a Frankenstein remix, and other stories that turn the neobiological revolution inside out.