What does this mushroom-based installation at the Venice Biennale tell us about our biological future?
Can We Learn to Embrace Robotic Caregivers?
An aging population and elder care shortages means we may not have a choice.
Move Over Darwin! Here Come the Facilitation Effects
Survival in extreme environments hinges on collaboration—not competition.
Nike Designed a Running Shoe to Smash Records, Not Quash Injuries
The biggest shoe design innovation in a decade is great for elite athletes, but maybe not so good for the weekend warrior.
21 Bio-Inspired Gifts for the 2022 Holidays
Featuring pink pineapples, synthetic ice cream, laser skin care, lots of tests, treatments, and of course, books.
Big Man, Little Boat
Crossing the Atlantic in a 3.5-foot boat is a risky trip that will be punishing on the body. Andrew Bedwell is stoked.
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.
Reproducibility in Clinical Trials is Like Trying to Catch a Rabbit by the Tail
Scientists are not routinely sloppy, clinicians don’t usually cheat, and clinical research is generally well designed. So why is it so hard to reproduce results?
Replace Your Used Body Parts With a Bionic Upgrade
A soft robotics researcher says bionic limbs that imitate living tissues could be viable within a decade.