A gaggle of biotech start-ups are trying vastly different approaches to spin animal studies into the next big anti-aging therapy. It’s too early to know which, if any, will succeed.
May 6, 2021 • ~19 min
As people grow older, they gain greater control of their feelings. How do they do that — and can they teach young whippersnappers a thing or two?
May 5, 2021 • ~16 min
Some species live unexpectedly long lives. By studying how they do it, researchers hope to pinpoint factors affecting human longevity.
May 4, 2021 • ~16 min
Throughout the world, traditional political organizations are increasingly seen as dysfunctional. But can democracies live without them?
April 30, 2021 • ~12 min
Decades of exploring the seafloor have helped oceanographer Samantha Joye tackle marine issues — from the underwater movement of oil from Deepwater Horizon to the biology of remote microbial communities
April 29, 2021 • ~12 min
OPINION: Under the right conditions (i.e., not during a pandemic), telework can be great for both employers and employees
April 26, 2021 • ~7 min
As Covid-19 descended across the world, people sought refuge in gardens, parks and the woods. But it’s hard to measure how being in nature affects our well-being — and how we can best reap its rewards.
April 21, 2021 • ~17 min
OPINION: Recent data suggest that microbial diversity is under threat — which puts the entire planet at risk
April 20, 2021 • ~6 min
UN recognition would strengthen legal arguments for preserving nature
April 20, 2021 • ~12 min
A half-century-old, still-disputed idea about dense cosmic objects from the dawn of time could solve longstanding mysteries about the universe
April 16, 2021 • ~17 min