smart drugs

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Why Can't We All Take Modafinil?

The world's favourite 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
11.30.16
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
7.6.16
Stuff

The 'Limitless Pill' Could Soon Turn Us All into Superhuman Workers

No one knows much about modafinil, the study drug on the rise in universities and workplaces, but we do know it works and that it gives you a terrible headache.
Hannah Ewens
5.6.16
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
4.13.16
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

The Complicated Business of Selling Smart Drugs

How a podcast host and a former NFL player, among others, created a market for pills that claim to boost brain function.
Dale Eisinger
8.7.15
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