2023 Predictions—the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
What to expect in genetic engineering, neuroscience, psychedelics, longevity research, digital health, food, human performance, wellbeing, and of course, ChatGPT.
21 Bio-Inspired Gifts for the 2022 Holidays
Featuring pink pineapples, synthetic ice cream, laser skin care, lots of tests, treatments, and of course, books.
Talking to Trees and Listening to Sheep
A book about shamanic journeys in the backyard and another about the dietary wisdom of roaming herbivores.
Big Man, Little Boat
Crossing the Atlantic in a 3.5-foot boat is a risky trip that will be punishing on the body. Andrew Bedwell is stoked.
Does the Peer Review Process Need Blockchain?
A new generation of scientists raised on Reddit and Instagram are exploring crowdsourced models of scientific peer review.
The Unnatural Evolution of the Galápagos Islands
Humans are forever altering these mythical islands through unnatural selection. Rewilding them entails finding a delicate balance between the needs of turtles, tourists—and local residents.
What if We Didn’t Have to Test New Drugs on Animals?
As organ-on-a-chip technology comes of age, the bipartisan FDA Modernization Act 2.0 would remove the requirement that new drugs must undergo animal testing before human clinical trials.
Orthorexia and Other Manifestations of Body Shame
An emerging obsession with “clean eating” may be fueled by a less than healthy fitness culture.