Rethinking insurance for floods, wildfires and other catastrophes
Teens can have excellent executive function — just not all the time
Inside the brain: A lifetime of change
A Sense of Self
Communication between the brain and other organs shapes how we think, remember, and feel.
Sacred pollinators: An interview with Frank K. Lake
Small Wonders: The Plight and Promise of California’s Native Bees
The Search for the World’s Simplest Animal
For centuries, scientists have obsessed over a primordial blob that can shape-shift, clone itself, and live indefinitely. Add another sentence here to make sure the articles have an even height.
The race is on to build an AC that doesn’t cook the planet
There’s a $1 million prize for anyone that can design a room air conditioner that costs no more than twice what a standard one costs and produces five times less greenhouse gas
Listening to ketamine
Finalist for 2019 Ozzie awardThe fast-acting drug offers a new way to treat depression and fathom its origins. Recent approval of a nasal spray promises to expand access, but much remains unknown about long-term use and the potential for abuse.
Reading an anguished brain
Can brain scans help personalize treatment for people who are depressed or suicidal?
Solo stars among the genes
From maggots’ movements to voles’ roles, sometimes single genes can have outsize effects on behavior
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Palliative care may save money and ease suffering
Gordon Surber and Mark Hailey have the same terminal lung disease. Brothers-in-law, they live next door to one another on the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation in rural Northern California. But they live in different worlds when it comes to health care.