We're Getting Closer to Turning People’s Thoughts into Speech

This week in science: genetically modified, drug-producing chickens, the health benefits of being a morning person, and using artificial intelligence to read minds.


Watch the trailer for VICE on HBO's episode “Cost of Living & Paradise Lost”

Inside the world of clandestine chemists and the DIY bio-hackers trying to disrupt the pharmaceutical industry.


These Billionaires Were Murdered in ‘Targeted’ Killing, Police Say

The announcement comes after a report suggested Barry and Honey Sherman's deaths were the result of a professional hit.


Hated 'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli Arrested on Fraud Charges

The man who rose to fame for hiking the price of Daraprim was arrested by the FBI after an investigation involving his former hedge fund and a pharmaceutical company he previously headed.


Martin Shkreli, the Guy Who Bought the $2 Million Wu-Tang Album, Has Been Arrested for Fraud

The pharmaceutical exec who increased the price of a drug used to treat AIDS more than 55-fold overnight continues his four month run of news-grabbing form.


This US Pharma Company Is Pissed Canada Wants It To Lower Its $700K-a-Year Drug

Connecticut-based Alexion Pharmaceuticals has submitted a motion to Canada’s Federal Court alleging the government has no authority over the cost of Soliris, which treats two rare blood diseases.


Should We Start Worrying About Pharmaceutical Patent Trolls?

An expert told us there "a gold rush for profit" in patent-centric areas such as the drug biz.


Female Viagra Sounds Pretty Garbage

This week the US FDA approved Flibanserin, a drug to increase sexual desire in women. But despite the hype, it sounds like another sexual disappointment.


New Zealand Isn’t Taking the Trans-Pacific Partnership Laying Down

They may be the second-smallest country in the talks, but Kiwis are up in arms over the rampant secrecy surrounding the deal.