Kirsten Weir

All Stories by Kirsten Weir

  1. Genetics

    Owww! The science of pain

    No one likes pain, but it keeps us alive. That’s why scientists want to learn how best to coexist with this complicated and still somewhat mysterious sensation.

  2. Brain

    Ghosts in your head

    Many people see, feel and hear things that aren’t really there — despite how much their brain tries to convince them otherwise.

  3. Health & Medicine

    Bones: They’re alive!

    This hard tissue is more than just a quiet scaffold for your organs and protective helmet for your head. It’s active and ‘chatty,’ influencing other tissues.