On mirror-touch synethesia, the power (or curse) of knowing exactly how others feel.
A Kiwi entrepreneur is leading a revolution in recreational drugs: he’s trying to make them safe.
The belief that hidden memories can be “recovered” in therapy has been discredited, but the mental health establishment does not always learn from its mistakes—and families are still paying the price.
Women who kill their newborns usually claim to have been in denial about their pregnancies. Can you carry a child to term without realizing it?
The author’s long-running relationship with the grotesque.
Kim Goodsell had a pair of rare diseases. Doctors didn’t have the time to look for a link. So she taught herself genetics and found it herself.
A tenth of Kannapolis, North Carolina, residents were laid off after the local textile mill closed. A billionaire bought the mill and turned it into a mecca for biotechnology and life sciences research. Now many residents are human research subjects.
Untangling the legend of “Knausgaard-free days.”
A profile of anthropologist Nancy Scheper-Hughes, who has spent her career uncovering a hidden global market in human flesh.
Policing the world of experimental research in the age of TED talks and Freakonomics.