smart drugs

Stuff

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?
Daniel Oberhaus
11.30.16
Narcomania

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.
Max Daly
7.6.16
Stuff

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.
Hannah Ewens
5.6.16
Stuff

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."
Matt Tinoco
4.13.16
Sports

After Sharapova Revelation, Nootropics Sites Say Demand for Meldonium Is Surging

"As a joke we now call mildronate ‘the Sharaponate.’"
Gian Volpicelli
3.11.16
uk

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.
Gian Volpicelli
2.8.16
daily vice

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.
Daily VICE
11.23.15
lit up

Your Friendly Guide to Nootropics

After a battle with Lyme disease, Steve Cronin turned himself into a smart drug guinea pig.
Spenser Davis
11.23.15
Stuff

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?
Emma Do
10.30.15
Stuff

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?
Sebastián Serrano
10.7.15
Drugs

The First Real Smart Drug? Researchers Say Modafinil Works

And has no preponderance for side effects.
Victoria Turk
8.21.15
tech

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.
Dale Eisinger
8.7.15
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