Sam Nichols

Drugs

How Sydney Became Australia's Cocaine Capital

The fact you can sail a yacht in a straight line from Colombia to Sydney is just one part of the story.
Sam Nichols
6.11.20
Music

How Meme Culture Brought Shannon Noll's Career Back From the Dead

In 2016 Nollsy posted this photo and something magical happened.
Sam Nichols
5.15.20
Extremes

The Sinking of a Luxury Ferry and a Few Lessons on Survival

When the MS Estonia sank in 1994 only one in seven people managed to make it off. But as psychologists agree, survival that night wasn't entirely about luck.
Sam Nichols
3.13.20
Drugs

Scientists Have a Fascinating New Map of the Human Brain on DMT

"It's almost as if people are seeing with their eyes closed."
Sam Nichols
11.28.19
environment

Surprise: Your Bamboo Socks and Bed Sheets Aren't Sustainable

Here's why bamboo's green image is a lie.
Sam Nichols
11.21.19
Health

What to Do When Anti-Anxiety Medication Kills Your Sex Drive

There's no perfect solution, but it's worth trying the following options.
Sam Nichols
11.7.19
Health

Your Casual Cigarette Isn’t Much Better Than Full-Time Smoking

A new study suggests that just a few over the weekend is enough to substantially increase your chances of getting lung disease.
Sam Nichols
11.4.19
Health

PTSD Can Supercharge Sex Drive and Researchers Aren't Sure Why

Many PTSD sufferers report a drop in libido, but for another subgroup, sex becomes an all-consuming obsession.
Sam Nichols
8.2.19
Culture

Are Fancy Candles Bad for Your Health? An Investigation

Unlike in food, there are absolutely no requirements for manufacturers to list aromas in candles. And some of the aromas are scary.
Sam Nichols
5.30.19
Drugs

How ‘Bluelight’ Became a Life-Saving Encyclopedia of Drug Info

The internet's largest forum for drug discussion started life in the 90s as a message board called "MDMA Clearinghouse."
Sam Nichols
5.6.19
Culture

How Australia's Ban on Nicotine Vape Spawned a Thriving Black Market

Vape juice that contains nicotine is supposedly illegal. But thanks to loopholes in legislation it's everywhere.
Sam Nichols
4.23.19
Drugs

The Rise and Fall of 'Red Mitsubishis': the Pill That Terrified Australia

In the 90s they were the pinga of choice. By the early 2000s they'd become public enemy number one.
Sam Nichols
3.5.19
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