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.

Health

Coronavirus Attacks the Lungs. Here's What That Means for Smokers and Vapers

If you smoke or vape, you may be wondering how that plays into a possible global pandemic of lung infections.
Jesse Hicks
3.5.20
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
2.12.20
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 Programme 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
phones

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
10.4.19
sexual health

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

Extrapolated to the whole US population, this would mean 3.3 million women have experienced "forced sexual initiation".
Jesse Hicks
9.17.19
body

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

Reports of six 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 Breathalyser 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
9.2.19
relationships

Some People Stay In Dead-End Relationships Because They're Too Nice

People who believed their partners really wanted the relationship to work were less likely to initiate a break up.
Jesse Hicks
11.2.18
Smoking

Former Smokers Might Want to Eat More Tomatoes

A new study suggests diets high in fresh fruit could help lungs damaged from smoking.
Jesse Hicks
8.6.18
mental health

People With Depression May Have Less of This Chemical in Their Bodies

Those who had the worst symptoms had the lowest levels.
Jesse Hicks
8.3.18
psychology

Why Do We Hate People Who Seem Too Nice?

Psychologists call it "antisocial punishment" or "do-gooder derogation".
Jesse Hicks
7.24.18
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