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I write about the brain and other strange natural phenomena.
Athletes using performance drugs can’t stay ahead of detection methods for very long.
Compounds that trigger the growth of new brain cells might help treat depression.
Gene sequencing could help make more energy-efficient biofuels practical.
Genetically engineered pigs could provide a safe and reliable source of donor organs.
A California biotech company expects to begin trials of a treatment for spinal cord injuries next year.
New drugs that target the brain’s nicotine receptors, without the addictiveness of cigarettes, might help memory impairment in Alzheimer’s disease and schizophrenia.
Electrically stimulating the cerebral cortex could help stroke recovery.
A large-scale study of brain development pinpoints the anatomical changes that are linked to IQ.
Bethlehem Steel, once a symbol of American industry, went bankrupt in 2001. These photos help us imagine its glory days. Photographs by Jeremy Blakeslee