Troglodytes who couldn't compete, or humans with complex culture? The mystery of our nearest relatives deepens
Frozen dead guys
Is cryonics an ambulance into the future or the latest twist on our ancient fantasy of rebirth?
One week, no food
Intrigued by the buzz around medical fasting, I tried it. A rollercoaster of boredom and energy ensued
I love her and it’s a secret. I love her so much it kills me, and you bet I’d sooner die than tell her
There’s an app for that
What to eat, when to meditate and whether to call your parents: can self-monitoring tools make a difference?
The end of sleep?
New technologies are emerging that could radically reduce our need to sleep - if we can bear to use them
While one person dabbles in drugs with few ill-effects, another will become a chronic addict. What's the difference?
From Pygmalion to Bladerunner, we keep falling for our robot creations. But then, what else is AI good for?
An instant cure
The latest edition of the psychiatrists’ manual has decided that my personality disorder is not so bad after all
The face she makes
Sadness, anger, disappointment: for once, I saw the perfect storm behind her mask of adolescent indifference