Sam Nichols

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 pinger of choice. By the early-2000s they'd become public enemy number one.
Sam Nichols
3.5.19
Drugs

We Asked Drug Dealers How They've Been Affected by Festival Deaths

"I'm definitely seeing more caution and questions being asked. Buyers now want to see the product beforehand and know how other people have reacted."
Sam Nichols
2.19.19
conspiracy throeries

Meet the People Who Believe Cigarettes Are Healthy

“It may be counter to anything you’ve heard before, but just like everything—they lie.”
Sam Nichols
1.18.19
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Photos of Australian Landscapes Ravaged By Humans

From dustbowl farms to incinerated forests—we're really making a mess.
Sam Nichols
8.13.18
Payday

How to Be an Artist Without Being Poor as Hell

Melbourne sculptor Mathieu Briand on the secret to pulling in five figures a month.
Sam Nichols
6.14.18
Religion

The Openly Gay Christians Swearing Off Sex for Jesus

Members of the "Side B" movement don’t deny their sexuality, they just keep it contained for their faith.
Sam Nichols
6.4.18
tech

Your Phone Is Listening and it's Not Paranoia

Here's how I got to bottom of the ads-coinciding-with-conversations mystery.
Sam Nichols
6.4.18
crime

10 Questions You Always Wanted to Ask a Lawyer Who Defends Rapists

"Hearing someone give evidence about how their life has been ruined is emotional for absolutely everyone."
Sam Nichols
5.28.18
Let Me Google That For You

I Tried Answering the Top Googled Question: ‘Why Are We Still Here?’

It's the word "still" that makes it poignant.
Sam Nichols
4.16.18
relationships

Cousin-Couples Talk About Keeping It in the Family

In many parts of the world, marriage between cousins is extremely common, and the genetic risks to offspring are low. So why does the shame and stigma persist?
Sam Nichols
4.3.18
mental health

Instagram Influencers on How Hella Followers Fucks With Their Heads

"The problem was that it created a great deal of anxiety and ego-identification problems."
Sam Nichols
3.2.18
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