Jesse Hicks

Jesse Hicks writes about science, health, and technology. His work has appeared in Politico, Harper's, and many places online. He's on Twitter: @jessehixxx.

Cannabis

Can Weed Cure a Hangover?

Cannabis can quell nausea, alleviate anxiety, and dull pain. So we looked at the evidence for it as a hangover cure.
Jesse Hicks
2.11.20
terrorism

“They Said That We Were Pussies:” The Psychologist Who Tortured Accused 9/11 Plotters Says the CIA Wouldn’t Let Him Stop

James Mitchell has also said he would “do it again.”
Jesse Hicks
1.23.20
terrorism

The Psychologist Who Tortured Accused 9/11 Plotters for the CIA: ‘I Would Do It Again’

James Mitchell testified at Guantanamo Bay for the trial of five accused al-Qaeda members charged with helping to plan and finance the 9/11 attacks.
Jesse Hicks
1.22.20
terrorism

The Masterminds of the CIA’s Torture Program Are About to Reveal How They Interrogated Accused 9/11 Plotters

The two psychologists will likely reveal how the CIA, in the wake of 9/11, turned to waterboarding, cramped confinement, sleep deprivation, mock burials, and more.
Jesse Hicks
1.21.20
2019 movies

We Fact-Checked 5 Horrifying Details in 'The Report,' the New Movie About Post-9/11 Torture

Did a DoJ official really claim that if the president wanted to crush a child's testicles, no treaty could stop him?
Jesse Hicks
11.15.19

What to Do When Your Phone Is Eroding Your Mental Health

A new study suggests there may be more than just a link between smartphone reliance and depression: The one may cause the other.
Jesse Hicks
10.3.19
sexual health

1 in 16 Women Report Their First 'Sexual' Experiences Were Rape or Assault

Extrapolated to the whole U.S. population, this would mean 3.3 million women have experienced "forced sexual initiation."
Jesse Hicks
9.16.19
body

Five People Have Died from Lung Illnesses Linked to Vaping. Should You Quit?

Reports of five deaths and hundreds of illnesses linked to vaping THC and nicotine are scary. Here's what you need to know.
Jesse Hicks
9.10.19
Weed

The Weed Breathalyzer Is Coming

As legal weed becomes a reality, researchers, startups, and law enforcement are racing to figure out how to test for THC intoxication.
Jesse Hicks
8.29.19
body

Climate Change Is Going to Make It Too Hot to Even Sleep

Sleep experts want us to rest in rooms 20 degrees cooler than the Energy Star guidelines—meaning we're either going to be wasteful or sweaty.
Jesse Hicks
8.21.19
Science

Widow Meets the Man Who Received Face Transplant From Her Husband

After her husband died by suicide, a man disfigured by his own attempt received his face.
Jesse Hicks
11.13.17
VICE TONIC

Researchers Have a New Explanation for Adult Acne

Smarter ways of treating it could also be on the way.
Jesse Hicks
10.18.17
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