Is the Pursuit of Happiness Overrated?
Mounting evidence shows a paradoxical link between the pursuit of joy and depression.
The Holy Science of Mindfulness
Harvard’s new Thich Nhat Hanh Center for Mindfulness in Public Health aims to explore how the ephemeral could change physical and mental health.
Prenatal Screening for Autism is an Ethical Dilemma
Autism is highly heritable—but is it a disease? Should it be cured? Could screening for it lead to eugenics? We explore the complicated landscape.
School of Shrooms
Oregon’s grand experiment in training psychedelic facilitators is facing a tangle of ambiguity and red tape.
Move Over Darwin! Here Come the Facilitation Effects
Survival in extreme environments hinges on collaboration—not competition.
How to Make Coffee Without the Beans
“Beanless coffee” is making its way to store shelves, but will consumers give up their beloved cup of Joe for a more eco-friendly option?
Dating in the Metaverse
Virtual reality levels up dating apps—and might make finding real intimacy easier.
The Lure of Self Experimentation
These innovators are using their own bodies to build evidence for their hypotheses.
2023 Predictions—the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
What to expect in genetic engineering, neuroscience, psychedelics, longevity research, digital health, food, human performance, wellbeing, and of course, ChatGPT.