Odourless world: what smell means to those who don’t have it
On the run from the electromagnetic fields of everyday technology
What can Avicenna teach us about the mind-body problem?
How people with sports addiction are like drug addicts
Why exhaustion is not unique to our overstimulated age
Anna Katharina Schaffner
When it’s good to be bad
The history of ugliness shows that there is no such thing
Gretchen E Henderson
Unconscious ‘sleep-eating’ might be a hidden cause of obesity
Laurie Gwen Shapiro
The hunger mood
A fly fisherman glimpses his own death in the river that gives him solace
Why can’t blindfolded people walk in a straight line? It’s a scientific mystery
Bad thoughts can’t make you sick, that’s just magical thinking
How long does it take to recover from a tragedy?
Into the deep
M M Owen
A moving argument for one woman’s right to choose when and how she dies
What does a classical musician do when she starts losing her hearing?
Two blind teens navigate life and love in the US Rust Belt
Pain, relief, pleasure, and despair: what do we convey with our breath?
A jazz-inflected, stylishly expressive take on the experience of blindness
Diving to 100 metres on a single breath takes more than strong lungs and limbs
Interactive biofeedback sensors may be the future of treating chronic pain
Michael, who uses a wheelchair on the ground, finds freedom in surfing
When cancer takes up residence in her body, Kim responds with creativity
Our anaesthetic times
David P Barash
For the star of the Bolshoi Ballet, there is no distinction between life and art
A boy with muscular dystrophy finds a friend to help him through adolescence
The camping cure
Sage advice from Leisure World, California’s geriatric synchronised swimmers