modafinil

The VICE Guide to Self Improvement

I Tested the Internet's Five Favourite Nootropics

Will Aniracetam, Oxiracetam, Huperzine A, Modafinil, and something called "Lion's Mane" improve my IQ?
Sam Nichols
9.12.17
Stuff

Why Can't We All Take Modafinil?

The world's favorite smart drug is much safer than Adderall and a promising treatment for substance abuse and neurodegenerative disorders—so why can't we use it?
Daniel Oberhaus
12.1.16
Narcomania

College Professors Are Using Smart Drugs to Grade Your Crappy Essays

It's not just students taking modafinil to help them power through their workload.
Max Daly
7.7.16
Stuff

LSD, Coke and Edibles: How Various Drugs Affect You at Work

I experimented with a bunch of different drugs at work, because I absolutely hated my job. Here's what I discovered.
Terrence Cainer
6.3.16
Stuff

We Asked Some Students What Drugs They Take to Study

With exams looming around Australia, we asked university students what they take, how often, and why.
Scott Renton
5.17.16
Stuff

Are You a Cheater If You're Using Smart Drugs to Get Ahead?

Universities and other organizations are now considering the ethics of using nootropics and other "smart drugs."
Matt Tinoco
4.14.16
Stuff

Is the Newest University Study Drug Technically Cheating?

With the mounting pressure placed on students, many turn to smart drugs to help them study. And in the pursuit of good grades, who cares if it's fair, legal, or safe?
Emma Do
10.30.15
Stuff

Taking the 'Smart Drug' Modafinil Made Me Love Work but Hate People

In the rat race that is modern life, it's sort of the only drug that makes sense. How awful is that?
Sebastián Serrano
10.7.15
tech

Will 'Smart Drugs' Really Make Us Smarter, or Just Ruin Our Lives?

Given the recent surge in the popularity of nootropics—non-toxic, non-addictive drugs that enhance learning acquisition, increase the coupling of the brain’s hemispheres, and improve processing—a debate over the murky limits of our neurological...
Alex Horne
3.25.14
tech

Smart Drugs and Cybernetics Are Creating a Superhuman Workforce

Imagine becoming superhuman. Or, at the very least, becoming superhumanly good at your job. Imagine a drug that would give you total focus, total composure, genius-level clarity of thought, and the ability to stay up and in the zone for two days...
Jason Louv
12.14.12