Part 1: The Narcotic Farm and the Promise of Salvation.
And how California’s car emission standards continue to influence the rest of the country.
An environmental success story.
The disputed origin story of one of the 20th century’s most important inventions.
The rise of synthetic fibers and the war on cotton.
The woman beside the father of chemistry.
A cautionary tale of technology run riot.
One of America’s most bizarre food battles.
Some surprisingly controversial theories of human longevity.
Escape is only the first challenge.
Using 21st-century medicine to maintain a 300-year-old way of life.
Out of the lab and into the streets.
Lasers, tattoo removal, and second chances.
How biohackers are using artificial perceptions to enhance reality.
How deodorant became omnipresent in America.
The unnatural history of a carbonated drink.
The unexpected origin of the sports bra.
Once upon a time all births were natural. A lot has happened since then.
A look back at how outsiders have influenced medicine throughout time.
Are we overestimating artificial intelligence?
Taxidermy is back. This time, with glitter.
Most people can’t name a single female scientist besides Marie Curie. We hope to change that.
Dive into the world of nixtamalization, a chemical process that allowed the Mesoamerican empires to thrive and tacos to taste good.