The degrowth movement wants to intentionally shrink the economy to address climate change, and create lives with less stuff, less work, and better well-being. But is it a utopian fantasy?
Joel Salinas can literally feel his patients' pain. But as scientists are learning, there's more to empathy than just mirroring someone else.
An intimate look at seven lesser-known types of OCD that are darker, harder to talk about, and can remain undiagnosed for years.
The condition was formerly known as “multiple personality disorder,” and the medical field is still in disagreement on whether it is real. But does ‘real’ matter when a diagnosis can help?
What this growing trend reveals about the flaws in mental healthcare.
We measure time in set amounts— seconds, minutes, and hours. But the way time feels is more slippery.
"I just felt shattered. I had a job, a wife, and two beautiful children, and yet I felt that I would never experience joy again.”
That weird feeling can be traced to certain parts of the brain.
"Hazel’s like the Lara Croft of microbiology.”
A look into my mother and grandparents' past, and the limits of inheritance.
Could understanding canine compulsions help find new treatments for people with obsessive–compulsive disorders too?
In Finland, people whose sickness is linked to certain buildings fear being labelled as mentally ill, while scientists search for evidence that their condition is ‘real’.
Psychologists have long theorized that Chinese people experience their emotions more physically than other cultures. What does that say about me?
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My mother, my father, the history of x-ray crystallography, and the wonder / fear of growing up with science.
Should fiction tools be used in science writing?
These fungi have grown in two of the most extreme conditions known to man: outer space and the Chernobyl Atomic Energy Station.
A flying lemur, a 60-million-year-old viral fossil, and the field of paleovirology.
How one college class is asking pre-med students to confront the realities of death and dying.
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They go to space with perfect vision and come back with a loss of acuity.
Microbes are full of surprises in zero gravity– and space is a terrible place for surprises.
Jimmy Carter wished for the human disease to be wiped out before he died. But to end the infections in people, health officials must end it in dogs, too.
"I have no idea what that is."
Now researchers at the University of Leuven in Belgium say they have found DNA evidence to provide some closure to this 82-year-old cold case.
“What you’re doing is, you’re recovering history,” says Albert Jose “Doc” Jones.
Craig Koppie has studied the birds for decades and is still amazed at their gentleness.
The 18th-century horologist John Harrison claimed that he could make the world's most accurate pendulum clock, but his methods were scorned for hundreds of years—until someone proved him right.
Seven decades after graduation, a Crown Heights native seeks to reunite his elementary school class.