Category Archives: Mind & Body

Can Technology Help Us More Accurately Diagnose Mental Illnesses?

Many new technologies are being developed to help diagnose mental illnesses. Illustration by Emily Lankiewicz [...]

How Do We Know When to Pee?

You’re driving somewhere, eyes on the road, when you start to feel a tingling sensation [...]

Can Virtual Coworking Platforms Make Us More Productive?

Flow Club is a membership service that hosts dozens of online coworking sessions a day. Flow Club [...]

This Doctor Pioneered Counting Calories a Century Ago, and We’re Still Dealing With the Consequences

In 1909, more than a decade before the 19th Amendment would grant her the right [...]

Why Do Some People Always Get Lost?

Like many of the researchers who study how people find their way from place to [...]

Again and Again in World War II, Blood Made The Difference

Private Roy W. Humphrey is being given blood plasma after he was wounded by shrapnel [...]

Review of ‘Doc: Then and Now with a Montana Physician’

Doc: Then and Now with a Montana Physician R. E. Losee, M.D. Lyons & Burford [...]

Crash Dummies, Taking the Hard Knocks For All of Us

In the quest to create safer cars, researchers are subjecting high-tech humanoids to everything from [...]

When It Comes to Sports For The Brain, Everyone’s a Winner

In 1978, professor of education C. Samuel Micklus decided he had seen enough of classrooms [...]

How the Body Defends Itself From the Risky Business of Living

In the second of two articles about risk, the trillions of “hits” our DNA takes [...]

Traveling Light’ Has New Meaning for Jet Laggards

More than 425 million people will fly internationally in 1997, and it’s a safe bet [...]

A Hypochondriac Knows Those ‘Germs’ That Threaten Him Are Real

Wikimedia Commons Like many of life’s problems, this one began in my childhood, roughly between [...]

Hey, Mr. White, That’s the Wrong Color for That

Ishihara Plate 9 Wikipedia I have been color-blind all my life. Color blindness is a [...]

Solving the Aging Puzzle

“Steven N. Austad is lucky to have lived long enough to be an expert on [...]

The Beauty of Bare Bones

The room is replete with bones. They fill shelves and boxes, embellish windowsills and walls. [...]