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Human

Mind, body, health, disease, medicine and hope

The human experience is driven not just by the natural processes that shape our minds, bodies and world, but also by our ability to understand and shape those processes. From good health to terrible disease, from the foods we eat to the drugs we take, and from simple psychology to the the complexity of consciousness.

This image shows two oblong, clear pill capsules, one open and one closed, with multiple dome-shaped drug delivery devices inside one pill and on the table in front of the other.

Pill uses a dissolving spring-loaded needle to spare people with diabetes from normal injections.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

The effects of antibiotics on the human gut.

Nala Rogers, Contributor

A better understanding of how humans detect different voices may help design better voice recognition software.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

A tiny device has potential to have a big impact on millions suffering breathing problems.

Karin Heineman, Executive Producer

Rats struggle to solve a maze after their uteruses are removed, raising questions about the impacts of the widespread procedure in humans.

Claire Cleveland, Contributor

A month's worth of cool science stories summed up.

Alistair Jennings, Contributor

We may be vulnerable, researchers warn after demonstrating a cyberattack on a CT scanner, highlighting the need for better security.

Claire Cleveland, Contributor

Scientists want your poop to give you more information on your gut.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Results of an International Atomic Energy Agency study on effective brachytherapy in resource-poor settings.

Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor

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