Human

Mind, body, health, disease, medicine and hope

The human experience is driven not just by the natural processes that shape our minds, bodies and world, but also by our ability to understand and shape those processes. From good health to terrible disease, from the foods we eat to the drugs we take, and from simple psychology to the the complexity of consciousness.

When it comes to the brain and recognizing familiar faces, in-person interaction matters.
Meeri Kim, Contributor
Cells exposed to an inflammatory signaling molecule are quicker to commit suicide -- but speed can lead to mistakes.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
High-speed camera footage shows how the COVID-19 virus spreads through speech.
Inside Science Contributor
Researchers identify two neural circuits used to track the location and motion of a sound.
Brian Owens, Contributor
For the first time, researchers have obtained the nuclear DNA of archaic humans from cave sediments.
Meeri Kim, Contributor
New research shows inner ear hair cells may be to blame for some types of hearing loss.
Inside Science Contributor
An idea from noise-canceling headphones helps make a better stethoscope.
Inside Science Contributor
A month’s worth of cool science stories.
Alistair Jennings, Contributor
A popular option to help manage pain during childbirth in other countries gains traction in the U.S.
Karin Heineman, Executive Producer
New findings suggest fingerprints and sweat work together in "fight or flight" survival responses.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
A month’s worth of cool science stories.
Alistair Jennings, Contributor
Scientists create an amazing 3D model of the heart’s nervous system at the cellular level.
Karin Heineman, Executive Producer