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"Alzheimer's is open for business"
How the controversial approval of Alzheimer's drug Aduhelm could pave the way for future drugs.
Scientists Are Using Psychedelics to Help People Cope With Racial Trauma
Psychologists are finally recognizing that racism causes trauma. Can psychedelics help?
Cannabinoids are the next big thing in the pot industry. But who can mass produce them?
Inside two companies on the brink of mass producing several of marijuana's rarest compounds
Inside the world of QAnon merchandise
The cottage QAnon merchandise industry is slipping through social media platforms' content moderation policies.
Contact tracers are caring for America, even if the country doesn't care
The emotional lives of contact tracers who are suffering from compassion fatigue and burnout as coronavirus cases climb.
The 61-year-old queen of quarantine karaoke won't stop singing from her living room
An as-told-to story on Billie Hill, a rising star in a 700,000 member-strong Facebook karaoke group.
Dank vapes is the biggest conspiracy in pot that could put you in a coma
Investigation into the underground world of a fake THC vape company that sickened teenagers in summer 2019.
Inside the social media movment claiming it changed the CDC's mind on masks
A hashtag, a facebook group, a graph and the movement that is claiming credit for the CDC's reversal on masks.
The strange story behind the "cure" for Covid-19 that's going viral
How Elon Musk's Twitter feed, and a flawed study, catapulted an unproven drug to fame.
What if dopamine fasting isn't silicon valley b.s.?
A story on the amateur neuroscience of dopamine fasting, and why, for practitioners, the truth of that theory doesn't matter much anyway.
The strange psychology of Reddit's R/Roastme
The moderators of a notoriously trollish subreddit reflect on what we gain (and lose) from roasting people online.
Exercising after coroanvirus, lessons learned from young athlete hearts
A story on developing research on how Covid-19 affects the heart of young, elite athletes.
A new vape with hazy origins takes JUUL's place
After the fall of JUUL, a shadowy disposable e-cigarette company rose in its place, and still sells flavored vapes to teenagers.
Russia's satellites are leading american trail runners home
How a Soviet Union satellite system became the gold standard of outdoor fitness tracking.
How the internet will change our coronavirus memories
Wikipedia editors describe the high stakes of curating an "impartial" record of the pandemic for future generations.
The DIY vape juice scene is booming after bans threaten flavors nationwide
As flavored vape pods are pulled from the market, vapers are mixing their own concoctions with recipes that sound like they're out of the Bon Appetit test kitchen.
Meet the volunteers ready to get Covid-19 on purpose
How the volunteers for a human challenge trial on coronavirus vaccines are preparing themselves for the day they're called into action
What burned out office workers can learn from pro-gamers
Professional gaming has a new wellness culture. Here's how they warm-up, and stave off digital burnout.
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