The Long, Strange History of Psychotropic Drugs in America
From insane asylums to Lithium and Prozac to a future that may be increasingly about mushrooms and LSD.
The Supply Chain Can’t Handle Skyrocketing Demand for Lithium-Ion Batteries
Lithium is “the new gasoline,” but our mining infrastructure isn’t designed to handle the electric car revolution.
I Lost My Mind at Age 16
An excerpt from author Jaime Lowe's new book 'MENTAL: Lithium, Love, and Losing My Mind.'
Should We Be Putting Lithium in Our Water?
Trace amounts of the element has been linked to lower levels of crime and suicide.
The Periodic Table of iPhone Elements
Some of the minerals in your iPhone threaten both the environment and human rights.
Researchers Create See Through Batteries to See Why They Explode
The Quest for Solar Batteries, the Holy Grail of Clean Energy
Storing the sun is a tall order, but probably the only one that can help us move forward with solar energy.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
Whatever Happened to Klout?
The influence-measuring algorithm is still very much alive, but in a different form.
Meet Lithium, the Future's Most Important Mineral
Once instrumental in curbing mood disorders, it's now an integral component in batteries for everything from iPhones to electric cars. No mineral is more important to tomorrow—and this quick guide will get you acquainted.
Wyoming's Lithium Jackpot Will Help Us Build the Batteries of the Future
Scientists have discovered a single lithium deposit that could meet the entire nation's annual demand.
Pothead vs. Pillhead
I've been self-medicating mental illness with weed for almost a decade.