Masturbation as Medicine
Too hot for UCLA: Nicole Prause wants you to have more orgasms … so she can study them.
This Artist Saw the Neobiological Future Before Any of Us
Lynn Hershman Leeson has spent 40 years grappling with cyborgs, genetically modified organisms, and AI.
“We Are All Janet”
People like Janet teach us first and foremost to live a good life, and secondly, to plan a good death.
It’s Time to Believe in Synthetic Biology
Juan Enriquez bets on the end of undruggable targets, the power of programmable cells, and a machine that cooks up biological material. by David Ewing Duncan
For a Brain-Computer Interface to Work, Are Holograms the Only Hope?
Hardware visionary Mary Lou Jepsen’s next act is to read your mind—no implants required.
Neurotribe Finds Promised Land
Ultra Testing shows that autism in the workplace can be a feature, not a bug.
Tales of the Neobiological Revolution
Writers, artists, experimenters of all kinds: we’re a platform for your great ideas!
A Genetic Algorithm Revealed My Possible Babies
Seeing a thousand of my potential progeny gave me a glimpse of new things that future parents will stress over
The Children You Could Have Produced Instead
Technology will dramatically increase the choices that parents can make about their offspring. But having too many options can be a bad thing. by David Eagleman
Curious Robots Will Teach Us About Ourselves
Machines programmed to explore could lead to smarter AI — and show us how to unlock capacities lying dormant in our own brains.
What Will It Take to 3-D Print Organs?
Eventually, no one will die while waiting for a transplant. But that day is further off than you might think.
This is Your Brain on Weed
Pot is being packaged like fine wines and sold with bold claims about physical and psychological benefits. Does science back up the marketing pitch?