As Gary Smith prepares to go into his third (and likely final) trial for the murder of Mike McQueen, VICE takes a look at the cutting edge lie detector that could have shifted the balance in Smith's favor.
May 20, 2015
Is coffee slowly killing us, or turning us into an army of invincible warriors with iron dicks?
Researchers at the University of Surrey have worked out a way to differentiate between people who have ingested cocaine and people who've merely touched it.
The intense longing on the part of Jurassic Park fans and other nerds to see some vestige of extinct dinosaurs revived is looming over the latest research.
Short-sightedness among young people is on the rise across Europe, a study has found, and the culprit might be the screen you're looking at right now.
Every week, I'd dress up as a Mad Scientist and entertain children with lab experiments like melting a Styrofoam cup with nail polish remover. As embarrassing as it was, it made me feel important.
There's little concrete evidence to suggest there is any relationship between depression and hook-ups, but that doesn't stop foreboding headlines and biased studies from trying to tell us otherwise.
Don't act like you've never wondered.
We talk to the author of a new book on the epidemic of impotence in China and look at how people's attitudes toward sexuality are changing in the country.
The SA state government has just trialled a new GM-free soil program that some are heralding as the future of agriculture.
Researchers in the US, Canada, and Germany collated sample data from more than 6,100 participants across 40 previous "moral dilemma"–style psychological studies to come to this conclusion.
A future in which we can cure infertility by way of sperm-making machines could be on the horizon.
The newest drug-resistant bacteria on the scene is a multidrug-resistant form of Shigella, which causes an ugly form of food poisoning.
Which is why many experts think it won't work.
There's still guilt-free joy to be found in the suffering of others, if you know where to look.
We talked to people diagnosed with autism and leading experts about how sociological factors, academia, and the media are letting women with autism down.
Today, troops from Chad and Niger retake town from Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria, and more.
Today, a solar eclipse had a slight chance of fucking up the UK power grid—and that's a really great thing because it means that we're slowly starting to wean ourselves off oil.
Researchers in the UK crunched some numbers to determine what age average alcohol consumption peaks, and the numbers will not surprise you.
According to a neurologist and somnologist, weed suppresses REM sleep—but it comes back with a vengeance if you take a pot hiatus.
A recent study sifted through nearly 100 previous studies and determined that the average erect dong is around five inches long, so you can stop worrying about that.
A new study says the nasty little guy gives 500,000 people a year a horrible, possibly fatal form of diarrhea.
Some people see it as white and gold. Other people see it as blue and black. We asked an expert what the fuck was going on, and even he couldn't figure it out.
DARPA's researchers are hard at work creating biotechnology straight out of science fiction.