Science Journalism

Biohackers With Diabetes Are Making Their Own Insulin

Diabetes is a punishingly expensive disease. In an Oakland warehouse, scientists are going DIY.


Anti-Aging Discovery Could Lead to Restorative Skin Treatments

Loss of collagen protein depletes renewal cells that serve as skin’s fountain of youth.

Scientific American

Finding the world's super poopers could save a lot of butts

Studies using fecal transplants to treat inflammatory bowel diseases suggest some poop may be better than others.

Popular Science

Scientific American
An AI System Spontaneously Develops Baby-Like Ability to Gauge Big and Small
Anti-Aging Discovery Could Lead to Restorative Skin Treatments
The Wisdom of Crowds Requires the Political Left and Right to Work Together
Susceptibility to Mental Illness May Have Helped Humans Adapt over the Millennia
New App Uses Sonar to Detect Opioid Overdoses
More Than a Third of Female Suicides Are Committed by Indian Women
Neuroscientists Make a Case against Solitary Confinement
How Marijuana Harms a Developing Baby’s Brain
Big Data Gives the “Big 5” Personality Traits a Makeover
An Entirely New Type of Antidepressant Targets Postpartum Depression
Global Warming Linked to Higher Suicide Rates across North America
The Placenta Is Now a Suspect In Heightening Schizophrenia Risk
Daydreaming May Help You Become More Socially Adept
At What Age Does Our Ability to Learn a New Language Like a Native Speaker Disappear?
Sound Awake: “Noisy” Neurons May Repeatedly Disrupt Your Sleep
Brain “Pacemaker” Could Help You Remember Only What You Might Forget
How to Hack an Intelligent Machine
Parents in a Remote Amazon Village Barely Talk to Their Babies—and the Kids Are Fine
Meet the Spiders That Completely Defy What We Know as Jet Lag

Shocking the Brain to Treat the Stomach
When the DNA Test Reveals Too Much
The Lowdown on At-Home DNA Testing, According to Genetic Counselors
At Risk for Dementia? A Healthy Lifestyle Can Disrupt Those Genetics
Biohackers With Diabetes Are Making Their Own Insulin
Meet the World’s Most Bio-Tracked Man
Is Activated Charcoal Messing With Your Medications?
UTI Treatment Is in Crisis
This Is What Exercise Does to Your Brain
The Self-Care Paradox
A Chemists’ Guide to Skincare That Works
This Company Wants to Help Women Hack Their Fertility
The Party Drug That Could Help Stop Depression
The Case for CRISPR Babies
Brain Stimulation Is the Future of Medicine
What Exactly Is Cancer Immunotherapy?
How Juul Exploited Teens’ Brains to Hook Them on Nicotine

Popular Science
Finding the World's Super Poopers Could Save a Lot of Butts
Too Impatient to Meditate? A Mild Shock to the Scalp Could Help
Lack of Sleep Looks the Same as Severe Anxiety in the Brain
As Summers Get Hotter, Death Tolls Will Rise
Why Do We Think Tiny Things Are Cute?
Why Are Some Athletes Able to Compete into Their 40s?
New Tech Could Soon Let You Test Whether Your Lettuce Carries E. Coli
Pro Basketball Players' Synchronous Movements Might Help Us Predict the Next NBA Champ

The Guardian
This Is What Candy Crush Does to Your Brain
Spending More Time in the Dark Could Boost Hearing in Old Age
Cannabis and Memory Loss: Dude, Where's my CBD?
Drug Use, Decision-Making and the Blunders of Rob Ford
Are Oreos Really as Addictive as Cocaine?

The Atlantic
Humans Can Smell 1 Trillion Scents
How a Pregnant Mother's Diet Could Change a Child's Brain
Anxiety About Certain Things Can Be Hereditary
Why Spend a Billion Dollars to Map the Human Brain?

New Diabetes Monitors Require Fewer Pricks, Less Guessing
Before You Try the Ketogenic Diet, Read This
Capturing the Sound of Depression in the Human Voice
Blood From Young People May Be a Secret to Fighting Aging

Can I Give My Dog CBD?
Some People Are Specifically Anxious About Talking on the Phone
This Is What Eating the Hottest Pepper on Earth Will Do to Your Body

Can Genetic Testing Help Shed Light on the Autism Epidemic?
This App Helps Diagnose Rare Genetic Disorders from a Picture
Why Blindness Will Be the First Disorder Cured by Futuristic Treatments

Heads Up: Female Soccer Players More Prone to Brain Damage Than Males
Blind Sight: The Next Generation of Sensory Substitution Technology

Fast Company
The Business of Fasting

Scientists and Journalists Square Off Over Covering Science and ‘Getting it Right’

The Truth About Electrical Brain Stimulation

Pacific Standard
Hallucinogens, Starvation, and Magnets: A New Cure for Depression?

The Lily
How Far Are We from More Options for Male Birth Control?