Brain organoids could be the key to understanding brain diseases, which is why we should think carefully about how far we are prepared to take them.
In the context of Russia's patriarchal autocracy, its intelligentsia was surprisingly feminist, as Vera Podorovskaya's life illustrates.
Cultivating a limited number of crops reduced the genetic diversity of plants, endangering harvests. Seed collectors hope to fix it by finding the plants’ wild cousins.
Well-researched stories from The Cut, Scientific American, and other great publications.
Celebrate Emily Dickinson's birthday with a selection of her poems.
Cartoon stories about early humans bear a striking resemblance to many popular uses of evolutionary psychology today.
In 1907, the U.S. Reindeer Service was organized as part of an effort to domesticate the animals...and Inupiat Eskimos.
Is it time for a revival of the Society for the Prevention of Useless Giving (SPUG)?
The explanation may have to do with the gift economy.
A new CDC report warns: “Stop referring to a coming post-antibiotic era—it’s already here.” Contrast that to a 1944 article on the promise of penicillin.