Teacher, Writing Program; Freelance author, UCLA
Linda Marsa is a contributing editor for Discover magazine, a teacher on the writer’s programme at UCLA, and the author of Fevered: Why a Hotter Planet Will Hurt Our Health (2013).
Consciousness and altered states
A good trip
Researchers are giving psychedelics to cancer patients to help alleviate their despair — and it’s working
Ecology and environmental sciences
Scorched Earth, 2200AD
Climate change has done its worst, and now just 500 million humans remain on lifeboats in the north. How do they survive?
The longevity gap
Costly new longevity drugs could help the wealthy live 120 years or more – but will everyone else die young?
Illness and disease
Stem cell therapies for the scourges of old age are on the near horizon. Will they come in time for the Baby Boomers?