Depression is a biochemical disorder with genetic and experiential influences which means you can't enjoy sunsets anymore.
So you have this dream of changing the world? For Elon Musk, this isn't enough. His ambitions are multiplanetary.
The Last of Us is based on the existence of real body-snatching fungi in arthropods. Could this fate ever really befall humans?
What are the challenges of colonising Mars? A look at terraforming and artificial life support to make Mars habitable for humans.
Jellies are ancient animals who mastered sexual reproduction long before us. Frankly, we're the ones odd-balling it with our penises, vaginas, and miserable childbirth.
Reading is like getting into another person's brain pool and swimming around in their knowledge. There is only one rule. DON'T PEE IN THE POOL.
Lex Fridman hosts a popular science podcast in which he digs into the minds of world-class experts and extracts intellectual treasures.
ChatGPT is a large language model, or LLM, that can debate moral philosophy, write short stories, and help you do your taxes.
Viruses are devious wretches that meddle with our biology. You might call them intracellular parasites, mobile genetic elements, or freeloading gits.
An evolutionary sprint from the first clumps of cells wobbling about in the ocean to the hairy, noisy bipeds we are today.
Schrodinger's Cat is a hypothetical thought experiment created in 1935 by a man who loved physics and hated cats. What does the ubiquitous feline have to do with quantum theory?
DNA isn't just a blueprint for foetal growth—you're expressing DNA right now to produce life-sustaining proteins like insulin, cortisol, and oxytocin.
Gene therapy is an exquisite emerging technology that deposits new DNA into faulty body cells to restore their function.
Once upon a time, about 3.8 billion years ago, there was a primordial soup. It was a tad watery and flavourless, but it did contain some promising ingredients.
Here's a snapshot of what we know about man-made climate change, including past, present, and forecast data on global temperatures and sea levels.
If thoughts and sensations are cities, then consciousness is the interconnected network of highways that connect them.
Take a coin-sized panel of microchips, a battery, and 3,000 electrodes distributed along neural threads thinner than human hair. This is a Link. And it goes inside your skull.
It scans every last molecule in his body and, with a digital backup made, proceeds to annihilates him.
For 300,000 years, our species lived in hunter-gatherer societies; a highly social lifestyle that explains the origins of language.
Evolution connects all life on Earth. Whether you're a marine worm or a marmoset, the same genetic code proliferates your DNA.
Huge helium reserves just beneath the Moon's surface could supply nuclear fusion reactors on Earth, offering a clean energy source for the 21st century.
This is my friend Sutton, who volunteered for a harmless experiment in classical conditioning. Let's start by poking him roughly in the eye.
Dogs have greater social smarts than our closest primate cousins thanks to living side-by-side with humans for 40,000 years.
As the youngest of the coronavirus family, SARS-CoV-2 did his parents proud. Here's what we know about its genetic relatives and how it evolves by antigenic drift.
It's not you—it's me. Besides a pseudo-compassionate breakup line, it's also the answer to this ethical minefield of a question.
This is Curtuteria australis: a parasitic flatworm who takes over three separate hosts during his convoluted lifecycle.
As the SARS-CoV-2 virus evolves, so too does the pathology of COVID, which is now classed as a vascular disease.
Nanomedicine is shaping our lives, with 50+ nanomedicines already in general use, including lipid nanoparticles (LNPs) in mRNA vaccines.
12 Rules for Life is a psychological manifesto from a man who's making a giant existential omelette and breaking more than a few eggs in the process.
Despite his groundbreaking inventions, Tesla was branded a lunatic and at one low point, he even saw his private New York lab burned to the ground.
Asimov described his short story, Nightfall, as an archetypal social science fiction, moving away from gadgets and toward exploration of the human condition.
In the 5,000 years since it was built, Stonehenge has been eroded by weather, sunken by earthworms, and picked at by handsy tourists.