Sam Nichols

Drugs

Scientists Have a Fascinating New Map of the Human Brain on DMT

"It's almost as if people are seeing with their eyes closed."
Sam Nichols
11.28.19
Culture

How Australia's Ban on Vapes Spawned a Thriving Black Market

Vape juice that contains nicotine is supposedly illegal. But thanks to loopholes in legislation it's everywhere.
Sam Nichols
4.24.19
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
urban legends

Does the Full Moon Really Make People Crazy?

An investigation.
Sam Nichols
10.5.18

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
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