Why Can't We All Take Modafinil?
The world's favorite smart drug is much safer than Adderall and a promising treatment for substance abuse and neurodegenerative disorders—so why can't we use it?
College Professors Are Using Smart Drugs to Grade Your Crappy Essays
It's not just students taking modafinil to help them power through their workload.
The 'Limitless Pill' Could Soon Turn Us All into Superhuman Workers
No one knows much about modafinil, the study drug on the rise in universities and workplaces, but we do know it works and that it gives you a terrible headache.
Are You a Cheater If You're Using Smart Drugs to Get Ahead?
Universities and other organizations are now considering the ethics of using nootropics and other "smart drugs."
After Sharapova Revelation, Nootropics Sites Say Demand for Meldonium Is Surging
"As a joke we now call mildronate ‘the Sharaponate.’"
Why Transhumanists Are Angry About the UK’s New Drug Law
The UK Transhumanist Party calls for nootropics, or "smart drugs," to be exempted from an upcoming ban on psychoactive substances.
Watch the Story Behind the LSD Substitute NBOMe on Today's 'Daily VICE'
We meet a guy who tries smart drugs on YouTube, hit the road with metal legends Corrosion of Conformity, talk to an FBI agent who went undercover for decade, and more.
Your Friendly Guide to Nootropics
After a battle with Lyme disease, Steve Cronin turned himself into a smart drug guinea pig.
Is the Newest University Study Drug Technically Cheating?
With the mounting pressure placed on students, many turn to smart drugs to help them study. And in the pursuit of good grades, who cares if it's fair, legal, or safe?
Taking the 'Smart Drug' Modafinil Made Me Love Work but Hate People
In the rat race that is modern life, it's sort of the only drug that makes sense. How awful is that?
The First Real Smart Drug? Researchers Say Modafinil Works
And has no preponderance for side effects.
Can the Pills That Claim to Make You Clever Also Make You Rich?
How a podcast host and a former NFL player, among others, created a market for pills that claim to boost brain function.