The human body is crudely analogous to a machine. Yet there is a rift between the cold silicon of artificial robots and the breathing tissue of biological organisms. With the rise of nanorobots, however, the dividing line between humans and machines is becoming fuzzier and...

It’s common to see a topless runner. It’s less common to see a shoeless runner. Yet in recent years, many runners have left their shoes in the dust and are running barefoot. This peculiar workout trend is known as barefoot running, giving the expression “I’ve...

Every week a major diet fab makes news headlines or is endorsed by an increasingly fragile celebrity for all the wrong reasons. Disorders such anorexia and purging, coupled with a line or a needle, are the rage these days on Hollywood Boulevard. All one needs...

Consumers are growing wary towards genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Technologically speaking, however, GMOs are old news. A new technology is on the horizon that has the power to genetically tweak food in a whole new way. Synthetic biology or “synbio” creates rather than modifies an...