Thursday, May 2


First Do No Harm

How OxyContin permeated one small town.

Monday, April 29


Schizophrenic. Killer. My Cousin.

“It’s insanity to kill your father with a kitchen knife. It’s also insanity to close hospitals, fire therapists, and leave families to face mental illness on their own.”

Sunday, April 28


The Mind of a Con Man

How social psychologist Diederik Stapel committed and rationalized an audacious academic fraud, and what his lies reveal about the culture of scientific research.

Saturday, April 27


A History of Like

Marketing research,the pre-Facebook history of ‘likeability,’ and why there will never be a ‘dislike’ button.

Friday, April 26


Our Feel-Good War on Breast Cancer

Why awareness isn’t saving lives.

Monday, April 22


When the Earth Moved

On the history of Earth Day and the failure of the modern environmental movement.

Thursday, April 18


Mrs. Kelly's Monster

Edna Kelly’s brain goes under the knife.

Wednesday, April 17


Why Doctors Can't Give You LSD (But Maybe They Should)

On the renaissance in psychedelic research.

Monday, April 15


The Martian Chroniclers

A new era in the search for life on Mars.

Friday, April 12


Refugees of the Modern World

Life in Green Bank, West Virginia, a town without cell signals and a haven people with electromagnetic hypersensitivity (a disease that may or may not exist).


The Tainted Kidney

A serial killer attempts to donate an organ.

Monday, April 8


Travels in the New Psychedelic Bazaar

Inside the DIY world of synthetic drugs.