4 Books to Read Right Now
Mini forests, seed preservation, our synthetic biology future, and a comic on depression.
Cheating My Way to a Ketogenic Lifestyle
Can supplementing with Juvenescence’s Metabolic Switch replace a keto diet? Richard Sprague investigates.
Pulling Steaks From Thin Air
Meat made from recycled carbon dioxide is on its way. But will it taste good?
Food Lasts 1 Week Longer with this Edible Silk Coating
Mori’s silk protein coating for food promises to also reduce the global waste stream and cut down on plastic packaging.
Self Tracking for the Rest of Us
In his new book, “Personal Science,” quantified-self expert Gary Wolf shares how to hone your observational skills to optimize your health.
Insect Futures—From Farm, to Table, to Pharmacy
Insect-based foods, fuels, fertilizers, and antimicrobials will be a part of our future, like it or not.
Waiting for the Unicorns of Sh*t
Microbiome research has huge implications for the very sick. But can startups get healthy people in on the action?
Hacking Mother’s Milk
Demand from body builders, neonatal intensive care units, and Big Pharma fuels synbio substitutions for the goodness of breast milk.
Could Intermittent Fasting Slow Cancer?
Early studies of intermittent fasting for breast cancer are underway to see if it slows tumor growth and saves lives.