Best of CH 2022: Link About It

Edible sneakers, batteries powered by gravity, breakthroughs in physics and more inspiring articles from the year

Our Link About It section allows us to shout out fellow writers, publications and journalists whose reporting helps continue to shape us as readers, thinkers and listeners. In sharing their inspiring articles, we hope to create a helpful resource and reminder about the endlessly exciting research, design and movements happening in the world. From medical progress and ancient discoveries to life-saving inventions, community-minded endeavors and …

Looni’s Menstrual-Health Supplements Tackle Medical Misogyny

Powered by an all-women medical team, this new menstrual health company takes women's pain seriously

For more than a decade, vomiting and fainting were par for the course for Chelsea Leyland, a DJ and activist working to de-stigmatize cannabis and epilepsy. Over the years, Leyland would go to physicians to try to deal with her pain but was met with the same dismissive response every time, being told “it’s normal.” This is partly why it took years for the her …

Scientists Build Robotic Fish Using Human Heart Cells

Recently a team of scientists built a school of robotic fish powered by human heart cells—a project that attempts to understand how to construct replacement hearts for those with cardiovascular diseases. The biohybrid fish—made from paper, plastic, gelatin and two strips of living heart muscle cells—can swim entirely on their own for more than three months, as movement causes the strips of cells to contract, …