Science and Technology

Black hole

Psychedelic drugs show remarkable promise for treating addiction and end-of-life anxiety.More

Rock climber Alex Honnold burst onto the scene a few years ago with some breathtaking solo climbs in Zion and Yosemite, and he’s pushed the limits for what climbers thought possible.More

Taco with chapulines (grasshoppers) and beans

What's the new trend in sustainable, eco-friendly food? Bugs!More

Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson makes the case for why constantly searching for answers doesn't have to dispel our sense of awe and wonder faced with the seemingly unknowable universe.More

deep blue

Katherine MacLean describes her work as a skilled guide to a psychedelic trip. More

person checking their phone

Science writer Sharon Begley on how anxiety drives modern day compulsions.More

Twins

Bioethicist Julian Savulescu says we have a moral obligation to use new technology to create the best possible children.

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Bat hanging upside down and sticking out its tongue

Biologist Merlin Tuttle braves crocodile-infested rivers, dark caves, and even bandits to find rare bats.More

bedroom

How Ethan Smith overcame OCD and a crippling fear of self harm.More

the face of god

Can psychedelics help you find God? Clinical psychologist Bill Richards thinks so. More

Cave - Jeremy Cantelli

Around 2 million years ago, it’s believed our hominin ancestors settled down and adopted a more communal style of living centered around...More

The thoroughly domesticated dog

Merrill Markoe loves dogs. She’s written two novels and many comic essays about our furry friends. Doug Gordon sat down to talk with her about how dogs became our besties.  More

Clicks

Even as you read this very sentence, you may be an unwitting victim of the attention merchants  — those sneaky and subversive salespeople who attract your attention and then resell it for a profit.More

Zoe Quinn

An impromptu guide from one of our guests on how to properly secure your online life.More

Tommy Caldwell, at his base camp in the middle of the Dawn Wall.

Tommy Caldwell talks about his lifelong obsession with climbing.More

Wasting time on the internet

We don't always consider the small changes in our influences, thinking  and communication that occur directly as a result of those wasted seconds bouncing between emails, Facebook posts and Reddit threads, but conceptual artist and professor Kenneth Goldsmith argues there's opportunity in those precious clicks and darts from page to page.More

Women online, under attack

Facing the costs to being a victim of online harassment, where’s the law when you need it?More

Alex Honnold

He may have already conquered El Capitan, but Alex Honnold can dream up far more daring and dangerous adventures.More

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