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Pigment of Our Imagination
By Gemma Tarlach
Known for its use in prehistoric cave paintings, ochre might also have helped fuel early human brain development and our species' expansion around the globe.

Can CRISPR Feed the World?
By Eric Betz
Scientists are developing a gene-editing tool that could eliminate disease in Florida citrus and other crops. But will a skeptical public eat the produce?

Future Wear
By Jonathon Keats
Clothing has traditionally been worn for style and protection against the elements. A textile researcher has a broader vision for our garb that could upend the industry.

Into the Mystic
By Lauren Slater
People with a chronic or terminal illness can experience profound anxiety over their condition. Psychedelic drugs may help alleviate their suffering.
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