Robin Henig is a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine. Her articles have also appeared in Scientific American, Seed, Discover and others.
Reynolds’s New York Times column Phys Ed is among the paper’s most popular. Her recent book is a myth-busting foray into the science of staying fit.
A Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer for The New York Times, Natalie Angier is the author of the bestseller Woman: An Intimate Geography.
David Ewing Duncan is a journalist, author and broadcaster. He most recently published When I'm 164, about the science of radical life extension.
Scientists are closing in on an inescapable conclusion: Pesticides may be a cause of Parkinson's disease .
What’s wrong with deciding that most details of family life are boring, and choosing instead to pursue scholarship or fame?
The pleasures of learning to tap-dance (badly) in middle age.
A team of medical experts is trying a new way to diagnose patients who spend their lives suffering from mysterious diseases.
A social movement argues that you can be healthy no matter how fat you are.
The slightly bizarre tale of Landrum Shettles, the man fate deprived of creating the world’s first test tube baby.
The pros and cons of hospice care.
Existing antidepressants leave a lot to be desired. They can take weeks to start working, and they fail many people. Researchers are scouting for better options.
The implications of race-based medication.
Dr. Leslie Gordon believes that studying her son’s rare and fatal disease may shed light on the process of normal aging. But at its core, the scientific pursuit is really about saving a boy.
It’s clear that diet and genes contribute to how fat you are. But a new wave of scientific research suggests that, for some people, there might be a third factor—microorganisms.
Cosmetic surgery’s most popular body-sculpting procedure is now under federal review.
Sonograms and M.R.I.’s provide plenty of knowledge about the body—but is that always a good thing?
When is high blood pressure normal and when is it a risk factor for cardiovascular health?
The truth about deception.
In the world of evolutionary biology, the question is not whether God exists but why we believe in him. Is belief a helpful adaptation or an evolutionary accident?
Should diabetes researchers continue to fine-tune an imperfect treatment or search vigorously for a real cure?
How will this organ change as you get older? In very predictable ways.
Looking at an imperfect procedure.
Scientists hope to make use of one of nature’s most unwanted organisms.
Navigating the medical, political and ethical implications of gene therapy.