The FDA Banned These Chemicals — and They’re Still Everywhere
Antibacterial compounds are no longer in your hand soap, but they’re in your floors, your walls, and in your body. by Maryn McKenna
Bioengineered Ovaries Can Survive in Mice. Humans Are Next.
This tech could boost fertility and fine-tune hormone levels.
Let’s Not Overstretch Neuroplasticity
Sure, your brain is more dynamic than once thought. But harnessing those powers is tricky.
This Artist Shows Why Science is Too Important to Be Left to Scientists
Lucy McRae provokes us to vividly imagine alternate futures.
The Trickiest Brain Exploration of All
Karl Deisseroth developed astounding technologies that light up the brain and render it transparent. Yet some of his most compelling breakthroughs still come from listening to patients.
Arvind Gupta’s Jiu Jitsu Makes Biotech Move at Silicon Valley Speed
He built a powerful system for launching scientific ideas into startups. Can he do it again? by Po Bronson
Meat Doesn’t Grow on Trees—But Maybe It Could
What if your steak came from the greenhouse instead of the slaughterhouse?
Check Out This Beating Mini-Heart in a Jar
It’s made out of living human cells. Someday they could be yours.
Angela Belcher Commands a Virus to Hunt a Deadly Cancer
An engineer lights up tiny tumors that doctors can’t see.
Get Up To Speed on Life Extension
Jamie Metzl makes you smarter about the science of longevity research.
Will You Eat CRISPR Produce?
Gene editing will make plants hardier and healthier. Hopefully people won’t freak out.