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Are Humans Apex Predators or Genome Conservers?

Editors note: This is part of a series of interviews produced in cooperation with the World Economic Forum with members of its program on Young Scientists, who will be appearing at the Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions...

September 10, 2015 — THE EDITORS
An Appreciation of Oliver Sacks, Anti-Theorist of the Mind

An Appreciation of Oliver Sacks, Anti-Theorist of the Mind

So many people are singing the praises of neurologist and author Oliver Sacks that I hesitate to chime in. In February, Sacks revealed in The New York Times that he has terminal cancer, and reviewers are now raving about his new autobiography, On the Move, and entire oeuvre...

May 10, 2015 — John Horgan
Swine, Superbugs, and the Meat We Choose to Eat

Swine, Superbugs, and the Meat We Choose to Eat

A study published last week in the journal Clinical Infectious Disease found that Iowa pig farm workers were six times more likely than non-pig farmers to carry multi-drug resistant Staphylococcus aureus (S...

May 7, 2015 — Patrick Mustain
What's in Your Air? [Interactive]

What's in Your Air? [Interactive]

Take a deep breath. Hold it. Now, release. Breathing is an amazing bodily function, one that is fundamental to life and an act that we do both automatically and conscientiously.

May 6, 2015 — Angel Hsu & Alisa Zomer
Breathe Deep, Fellow Asthmatics

Breathe Deep, Fellow Asthmatics

Today is World Asthma Day. Started by the Global Initiative for Asthma, I thought World Asthma Day would be a great time to share a detail from a series of key frames being produced by the animation team at INVIVO Communications, where I work...

May 5, 2015 — Glendon Mellow

Botanical Sexism Cultivates Home-Grown Allergies

It's the time year for watery eyes and itchy noses, and if you're among the afflicted, you may be surprised to learn that decades of botanical sexism in urban landscapes have contributed to your woes...

April 29, 2015 — Thomas Leo Ogren
Can a Hole in Your Head Get You High?

Can a Hole in Your Head Get You High?

Of the weird conversations I’ve had in my life, many of the weirdest took place while I was researching my 2003 book Rational Mysticism, which explores religious experiences and other exotic states of consciousness...

April 27, 2015 — John Horgan
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