The Psychedelic Divide
Growing interest in psychedelic therapy reveals two different visions of the future: one of spiritual interconnectedness and one of sober neurochemistry.
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.