Does the Peer Review Process Need Blockchain?
A new generation of scientists raised on Reddit and Instagram are exploring crowdsourced models of scientific peer review.
The Unnatural Evolution of the Galápagos Islands
Humans are forever altering these mythical islands through unnatural selection. Rewilding them entails finding a delicate balance between the needs of turtles, tourists—and local residents.
What if We Didn’t Have to Test New Drugs on Animals?
As organ-on-a-chip technology comes of age, the bipartisan FDA Modernization Act 2.0 would remove the requirement that new drugs must undergo animal testing before human clinical trials.
Orthorexia and Other Manifestations of Body Shame
An emerging obsession with “clean eating” may be fueled by a less than healthy fitness culture.
Q&A With James Bridle on Their New Book “Ways of Being”
The artist and writer is thinking about multiple intelligences, life at the end of the future, and new ways of being.
Rewilding Is Good for the Environment—but It’s Good for You, Too
Adopting a “back to nature” approach to life could offer stress reduction, stronger social connections, and improved health.
Decentralized Science is Poised to Disrupt… Well, Everything
How DeSci, DAOs, and NFTs will change research funding, intellectual property, and collaboration.
7 Ways Psychedelics Impact Creative Thinking
On track to become a treatment for mental illnesses, growing research shows how psychedelics might also enhance creativity and concentration.
4 Books to Read Right Now
Mini forests, seed preservation, our synthetic biology future, and a comic on depression.