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.
RNA Viruses: Biology’s Dark Matter?
A watershed study samples deep ocean RNA viruses the world over and reveals 99 percent of them have yet to be discovered.
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 the Skin Microbiome to Fool Mosquitos and Prevent Malaria
Long-lasting, bacteria-based repellent is the goal of DARPA project aiming to protect U.S. soldiers overseas.
Predictions for 2021: Welcome to the New Uncertainty
This could be a “hinge year” in history: the opportunity to grasp a new and improved future for ourselves, our children, and our planet—or not.
30 Great Gifts for Biologically Inspired People
Featuring cactus shoes, custom probiotics, never-ending glow sticks, and more.
Let Your Gut Be Your Guide
The Zoe dietary app zeroes in on timing and food combinations to maximize wellness.
Debunker: The “5-Second Rule”
It’s time for a snack, and you’re holding a piece of buttered toast. Then—damn it!—you drop it. Of course it lands butter side down. You…