School of Shrooms
Oregon’s grand experiment in training psychedelic facilitators is facing a tangle of ambiguity and red tape.
Could Gene-Edited Hens Stop the Great Chicken Massacre?
Researchers have designed a light-activated genetic kill switch to prevent male chicks from hatching, since they have no economic value.
Talking to Trees and Listening to Sheep
A book about shamanic journeys in the backyard and another about the dietary wisdom of roaming herbivores.
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.
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.
Perspective: The Human Immunome Project is the Next Big Leap
An insider’s view of the effort to decode and model the entire immune system.
Perspective: Should I Get the New COVID-19 Bivalent Booster?
Our writer unpacks the data behind the new vaccines and wonders what happened to nuance in the CDC’s recommendations.