Topic: Body & Brain
Life's Greatest Miracle
Trace human development from embryo to newborn through the stunning microimagery of photographer Lennart Nilsson.
What's Living in You?
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Why Experts Say Permanent Daylight Saving Time is Unhealthy
Early morning sunlight is the key to setting our internal clocks.
How do psychedelics work? This brain region may explain their effects
The claustrum seems to act as a switchboard, telling different parts of the brain when to turn on and off. But what happens when the switchboard operator steps away?
How Psychedelics Change the Brain
Scientists found that psychedelic drugs may change how brain regions talk to each other.
Psychedelics as Medicine: The History of Peyote
Indigenous communities use this small psychedelic cactus as a medicinal herb.
How a select few people have been cured of HIV
Scientists have cured a handful of people of HIV by piggybacking on treatments they received for blood cancer. But does that bring a widespread cure any closer?
Malaria is outsmarting blood tests. Can a breath test help?
A parasite that causes the most common form of malaria is evolving to be undetectable by current tests. Some scientists want to zero in on compounds in patients’ breath instead.
Can Psychedelics Cure?
Psychedelics are unlocking new ways to treat conditions like addiction and depression.