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Drugs

Study Says Men Who Take Psychedelics Are Less Likely to Be Violent Partners

Researchers found men who tripped were half as likely to hurt a significant other, and “emotional regulation” may play a role.
Sarah Berman
6.7.18
Science

This Neuroscientist Wants Researchers to Study More Female Brains

Most non-human test subjects are male. Aarthi Gobinath wants to change that.
Michael Ruffolo
12.8.17
CHIME

This Huge Telescope is Built Like A Halfpipe and Hunts for Dark Energy

Dark energy is driving the accelerating expansion of the universe. No one knows what it is.
Jacob Dubé
9.7.17
Drugs

This Study Found Another Clue to Stopping Coke Addiction Before It Starts

The downside is, it’s mostly genetic.
Sarah Berman
2.18.17
Open Wide

A Fin Whale's Weird 'Stretchy Nerves' Mean It Could Eat a Schoolbus For Lunch

In order to feed, these whales need to open their mouths really, really wide.
Farnia Fekri
2.16.17
thump news

New Study Finds 13% of Festival Deaths Worldwide Caused by Alcohol and Drugs

Looking at fatalities between 1999 and 2014, the report recommends organizers make drug-testing kits more widely available.
Max Mertens
12.13.16
Canada

Climate Change Might Be Messing Up Volcanoes’ Planet-Cooling Powers

Volcanoes spew ash into the stratosphere that reflects back some sunlight.
Bryson Masse
11.17.16
Canada

Your Smartphone Is Being Secretly Accessed—By Your Friends and Family

31 percent of respondents in a survey snooped in the past year.
Bryson Masse
6.22.16
Canada

This 22-Year-Old Found Four New Planets, Including a ‘Warm Neptune’

One planet could conceivably host a moon with life.
Kate Lunau
5.30.16
Canada

Could Psychedelic Drugs Help Keep Ex-Inmates Out Of Jail?

A new study suggests that mushrooms and LSD might reduce domestic violence.
Joshua Rapp Learn
4.29.16
deep dives

Teaching Consent with Emojis May Seem Desperate, But It's Probably Neccessary

The campaign veers uncomfortably close to “Playboy Feminism,” by trying too hard to make consent sexy.
Megan Devlin
10.29.15
News

This Insane Blood Clotting Drug Propels Itself into the Most Serious Wounds

Like an antacid tablet dropped in water.
Matthew Braga
10.2.15
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