Troy Farah

Troy Farah is an independent journalist and photographer from the Southwest with a focus on drug policy, science, and insects. His reporting has appeared in Smithsonian, Undark, Discover, The Outline, and others. He is a co-host of the drug-themed podcast Narcotica (narcocast.com) and his website is troyfarah.com 

grooming

Cat Tongues Inspire Hairbrush That Could Help Beat Allergies

New research using severed cat tongues could change the way we brush our hair and clean rugs — big news for allergy sufferers.
Troy Farah
11.19.18
Terraform

Pig Guts

After harvesting my 10th hog, replacing my gallbladder and appendix, I had a replacement boar delivered and ate some bacon. Can you believe people used to die?
Troy Farah
9.23.18
bots

California Lawmakers Want Twitter Bots Branded With Disclaimers

Two pending laws will change the way Silicon Valley manages non-human social media accounts.
Troy Farah
3.23.18
Broadband competition

These Guys Plan to Beam High-Speed Internet to Los Angeles From the Top of a Nearby Hill

The Los Angeles Community Broadband Project plans to use advances in wireless tech to compete with big telecom and connect the masses.
Troy Farah
2.26.18
BioTrackTHC

Colorado Wants to Track Weed With Chemicals and the Blockchain

Some dispensary owners have called the bill, SB 18-029, 'fucking crazy.'
Troy Farah
1.24.18
HOTY2017

The Beekeeper Who Makes Synth Music With His Bee Colonies

Bioni Samp translates bee behaviors and sounds into electronic music to help raise awareness of the ecological issues threatening them.
Troy Farah
1.17.18
the brain

A Brief and Beautiful History of Neuroimaging

More than one century ago a classical scientist produced 3000 images of the brain. They still inform neuroscience today.
Troy Farah
11.2.17
Drugs

Scientists Used Cellphones and Sewage to Pinpoint Neighborhoods With Drug Users

But their findings bring up surveillance and privacy concerns.
Troy Farah
9.21.17
hemp bound

Kentucky Lawmakers Are Leading the Fight to Federally Legalize Hemp

Congresspeople in the Bluegrass state say it's time to stop threatening the $688 million industry.
Troy Farah
8.21.17
Cannabis

I 'Reviewed' 7 Cutting-Edge Weed Vapes

You're welcome.
Troy Farah
7.12.17
Cannabis

A Brief History of Weed Vapes

Vaporizers have changed the way we talk about, and smoke, cannabis.
Troy Farah
7.12.17
addiction

Drug Needle Vending Machines Are Coming to Las Vegas

America's first clean needle machine could help curb disease among heroin addicts.
Troy Farah
4.18.17
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