Take Two Placebos and Call Me in the Morning
Sham treatments that work even when you know they’re fakes.
The Misguided Pessimism of “Homo Deus”
Yuval Noah Harari’s book is right that humans have developed God-like powers, but it’s wrong about the reasons — and it underestimates what will come. by Juan Enriquez
The Deepest Free Diver of Them All
Facing troubling news in his DNA, William Trubridge displays a competitive advantage not found in his genome: equanimity. Final chapter in a three-part series
The Anti-Aging Habits of Longevity Experts
These people are all researching ways to halt or reverse aging. So what are they doing to help themselves live longer?
Video: Decoding the Diver
A story about a world record-shattering free diver named William Trubridge, the genes that may explain his success, and a company racing to fill in the gaps in our genomic knowledge.
The Elusive Definition of Wellness
If you ask people around the world how healthy they think they are, you’ll get some surprising answers.
The Genetic Secrets of the World’s Greatest Free Diver
William Trubridge’s genome reveals some of his superpowers — and why his training is riskier than he ever imagined. Part two of a three-part series.
Decoding the Diver
William Trubridge is shredding world records in free diving. Is the secret to his success lurking in his genome?