Shocking: Report Finds That Sydneysiders Are the Biggest Coke Users in Australia
Melbourne had the highest heroin use, while those from Darwin consumed the most alcohol.
Researchers Got a Bunch of Fish Hooked on Meth, for Science
A new study shows that trout can get addicted to meth that comes from human waste, and it "could overshadow natural rewards like foraging or mating."
Your Poop Might Be Key For Predicting the End of the Pandemic
Looking for the new coronavirus in wastewater could give us a heads up about where the outbreak is spreading—and when it has started to dissipate.
What Drugs Are Most Popular Globally? Scientists Screened Sewage for Years to Find Out
Scientists monitored human waste from 60 million people in 37 countries to discover how the world gets high.
Australians Take $9 Billion Worth of Drugs a Year, According to Poo Samples
The latest wastewater results reveal the true extent of Australia's passion for getting high.
Human Waste Is Contaminating Australian Wildlife with More Than 60 Pharmaceuticals
A new study demonstrates the ways that pharmaceutical runoff could travel up the food-chain.
Australia Is Taking More Uppers Than Almost Any Other Country
Overall, Australians are estimated to consume 1.2 tonnes of MDMA, 3 tonnes of coke, and 8.3 tonnes of meth every year.
The Real Reason the Government Drug Tested Your Sewage
In certain parts of Australia, data on drug usage is to be leveraged against the poor.
We Should All Be Drinking Recycled Pee
Astronauts do it. Why can't we?
Sewage Tests Reveal Aucklanders Are Taking Way More Meth than Cocaine
The first ever New Zealand wastewater study shows how and when we're getting high.
Scientists Say Fracking Regulations Probably Helped Reduce Manmade Earthquakes
Turns out regulating the industry is actually a pretty good idea.
The Plan to Test Cities’ Sewage for Drugs Is a New Form of Mass Surveillance
Scientists are testing feces and urine in wastewater to find trends in illegal drug use, but their work could lead to a privacy violation.