School of Shrooms
Oregon’s grand experiment in training psychedelic facilitators is facing a tangle of ambiguity and red tape.
Book Review: We the Scientists
How a daring team of parents and doctors forged a new path for medicine.
Squirrels Survive When Humans Would Die
Fauna Bio mines squirrel genomes for clues to developing new drugs for humans.
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.
Move Over Darwin! Here Come the Facilitation Effects
Survival in extreme environments hinges on collaboration—not competition.
Palm Cooling Comes of Age
Elite athletes have used this tech for years, and now it’s going mainstream—but does the science back it up?
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?
Can Reprogrammed Stem Cells Cure Type 1 Diabetes?
Sernova’s regenerative medicine pouch aims to help millions of people achieve insulin independence.
Dating in the Metaverse
Virtual reality levels up dating apps—and might make finding real intimacy easier.
Cutting Calories to Add Years
Finally, we have evidence that caloric restriction may increase human lifespan.
Can Cultured Meat Ever Be More Than a Science Experiment?
Entrepreneurs are brewing up fish, meat, and fowl in spite of skeptics who say that lab-grown meat will never be feasible at an industrial scale.
How a Spit Test Could Determine Suicide Risk
The presence of certain bacteria in saliva may be linked to suicidal ideation—so what should we do with that?
The Lure of Self Experimentation
These innovators are using their own bodies to build evidence for their hypotheses.
New Study Links Cognitive Performance to Disease Susceptibility
Variations in your cognitive performance before exposure to a respiratory virus can predict the severity of the infection.