In Japan, you can pay an actor to impersonate your relative, spouse, coworker, or any kind of acquaintance.
An initiative reunites transplant recipients with their former organs for education and therapy.
A woman who escaped the industry reflects on how changes to the body can help with recovery.
In gathering old photographs of daily life, family scenes, and illness, hobbyists get an intimate view into past lives.
The prohibition of MDMA and hallucinogenic mushrooms restricts "cognitive liberty," according to some activists.
A team of programmers has built a self-generating cosmos, and even they don’t know what’s hiding in its vast reaches.
“A lot of people come over here thinking they’re going to be Rambo. It’s not like that."
One man thinks so, and he’s been manufacturing them for clients for more than ten years.
Not all therapists take the gentle approach.
An afternoon spent with the famous gorilla who knows sign language, and the scientist who taught her how to “talk”
Those who speak Toki Pona say linguistic simplicity can enable a more profound form of communication.
An atlas of the subconscious, from Tijuana to Reykjavik
Some experts think the problem is how doctors and society treat people who hear things, not the voices themselves.
A Swiss company wants to change the way people mourn by transforming the remains of their loved ones into gems.
By studying the immune systems of plants, they've developed a technique that eliminates the need for chemicals.
Rob Rhinehart invented Soylent—a beverage that he claims contains all necessary nutrients—as a food replacement. The first batch is shipping this month.
A New York University research team is using hallucinogenic experiences to help patients come to terms with their mortality.
The range of emotions involved in helping women terminate pregnancies
How one lawyer helps those, like her, in non-traditional relationships
Sophie de Oliveira Barata makes hyper-realistic prostheses as well as elaborate costume limbs that reflect the wearer's personality.