Biohackers in Space (Almost)
This eclectic mix of researchers is exploring off-Earth living in radical new ways.
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.
The Cosmic Grapevine
Blasting grapevines into space could help the wine industry survive climate change.
A Short History of Atomic Gardening
Hunger, profits, and Atoms For Peace have driven attempts to alter crops with radiation, chemicals, and genetic manipulation.
The Sex, Lies, and Videotape of Cancer Cells
Cells we were taught to ignore have been caught on tape doing the unthinkable.
How to Jumpstart Time After the Pandemic Pause
Our perception of time is fluid. Here are ways to optimize your relationship with time.
Immersive Environments to the Rescue
Mirelle Phillips designs spaces to ease the mind, accelerate healing, and generate awe.
Chocolate with a Hint of Yuck
Could a new chemical test that quantifies off flavors transform the chocolate industry?
The Future of Chronic Pain
For the millions of people suffering with daily physical pain, nerve stimulation and gene editing offer new hope beyond addictive opioids.
Cloning Wildlife and Editing their Genes to Protect Them and Us
Tweaking the genes of wild animals could save endangered species and protect humans from disease. But there’s a risk.
An Experienced Health Tracker Gets the COVID-19 Vaccine
In the countdown to my second Pfizer dose, I covered my quantified self in a blanket of warm data. Here’s what happened when I pulled apart the threads.
Telehealth Grew Dramatically During the Pandemic. Now Let’s Look at the Fraud.
COVID-19 caused a huge spike in demand for telehealth services, but it opened the door for bad actors as well.