Living Pharmacies Could Remedy Disrupted Sleep
DARPA is developing an implantable device with bioengineered cells for treating everything from traveler’s diarrhea to jet lag.
Artificial Intelligence Is Learning to Manipulate You
While AI may not end the world the way sci-fi writers imagine, it may very well pull your strings in the near future.
Perspective: Therapeutic Plasma Exchange & the Future of Aging
A first-person account of a simple clinical blood treatment that may extend healthy life.
9 Evolutionary Adaptations We Love
From Dracula ants to carnivorous toilets, scientists share their favorite evolutionary adaptations.
Raw Emotion Grows in UK Debate Over Gene-Edited Crops
Will fears of climate change cause Great Britain to loosen its restrictions on genetically edited crops?
Rethinking the Biology-as-Machine Metaphor
As the line between nature and technology blurs, we need new ways to describe how the body works.
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.