Shayla Love is a senior staff writer at Vice covering science, medicine, health, drugs, and climate.
COVID-19 Is Proof of Just How Socially Determined Health Is
A virus doesn’t care how much money you have or where you live. Yet, the pandemic has shown in the starkest terms that inequality kills—and what to do about it.
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Brain Science Is Ignoring Left-Handed People
"It’s one of these 'rules of thumb' that people learn when they start doing neuroscience, that including left-handed individuals is bad.”
Is Racism a Mental Illness?
If racism were thought of as a mental disorder, would it help the efforts to make the world a less racist place, or make them harder?
COVID-19 Broke the Economy. What If We Don’t Fix It?
Instead of reopening society for the sake of the economy, what if we continued to work less, buy less, make less—for the sake of the planet?
Does Speaking Japanese Lower The Risk of Spreading Coronavirus?
We’re fixated on coughing and sneezing as ways of transmitting the virus, but what we say and how we say it might matter too.
Our Infrastructure Is Being Built for a Climate That’s Already Gone
Our drain pipes, reservoirs, power lines, roads, sewage systems, and more are all designed based on past climate data. But with the climate crisis comes the uncomfortable realization that the past can't predict what we'll need in the future.
Get Ready for Pharmaceutical-Grade Magic Mushroom Pills
As magic mushrooms make the shift from recreational drug to mental health treatment, patients won’t be eating caps and stems, but a synthetic product made in a lab—one that can be patented and profited from.
Psychotic Delusions Change With the Times. They’ve Started to Include COVID-19
People with psychosis could be having pandemic delusions long after a vaccine is developed or society is reopened.
We Need Gossip Now More Than Ever
Starting a gossip practice during social distancing, even if over video chat, can help us feel closer to one another.
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Young Meme Makers Are Redefining What it Means to Be an Introvert
What happens when an introvert loves socializing online?
Your Body Odour Might Change in Quarantine
The microbes that live on us are responsible for nearly all of our bodily smells. In social isolation, our microbial communities could be shifting.
Having OCD During a Pandemic Is Not a Superpower
Cartoonist Jason Adam Katzenstein explains what it’s like to have had contamination fears long before everyone else did.