Sam Nichols

urban legends

Does the Full Moon Really Make People Crazy?

An investigation.
Sam Nichols
10.5.18
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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
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
5.29.18
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
4.4.18
nangs

How to Make Sure Your NOS Habit Isn’t Trashing the Earth

I tried recycling my spent canisters.
Sam Nichols
12.12.17
housing

Exploring the Empty Mansions of Melbourne's Richest Suburb

Welcome to Toorak, where investors buy multi-million dollar properties and never move in.
Sam Nichols
11.20.17
nangs

Your NOS Habit Is Trashing the Earth

Here's why they're unrecyclable.
Sam Nichols
10.25.17
Why Are You Doing That?

We Asked People Maintaining 90s Websites 'Why?'

"I know the site looks bad. But it would make no sense if it looked good."
Sam Nichols
9.14.17
The VICE Guide to Self Improvement

I Tested the Internet's Five Favourite Nootropics

Will Aniracetam, Oxiracetam, Huperzine A, Modafinil, and something called "Lion's Mane" improve my IQ?
Sam Nichols
9.12.17
nangs

Meet the People Doing Far More NOS Than You

Three NOS addicts tell us about their cooked brains and failing memories.
Sam Nichols
9.5.17
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