Where's the male Pill?
Many promising male contraceptives are in development, but none has come to market. So why has it taken so long?
The manly loaf
There's nothing so atavistic and satisfying in the morning as sinking your hands into a sticky, bubbling live sourdough
The obesity era
As the American people got fatter, so did marmosets, vervet monkeys and mice. The problem may be bigger than any of us
Do some harm
Traditional Chinese medicine is an odd, dangerous mix of sense and nonsense. Can it survive in modern China?
Their good life
Governments are now providing free psychotherapy to their citizens. Is there a limit to state-sponsored happiness?
Mad, or bad?
Even in the decade of dissent, Thomas Szasz stood alone when he attacked the idea of madness from the political right
Crowdfunding might catapult promising cancer treatments into clinical trials, but can it make a real difference?
A flowered planet
For all their intricate symbolic force, from the Paleolithic to today's herbalism, plants are still a deep mystery to us
A people's truth
The Hanford nuclear site was meant to be safe for its neighbours. Now they are fighting the experts to tell their story