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opioid epidemic
opioid epidemic

Facebook Needs to Do More to Stop the Online Opioid Market, Says FDA Chief

Scott Gottlieb, the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, called on social media sites and internet service providers to crack down on the online drug trade.
Kaleigh Rogers
4.5.18
Board Games
Board Games

We Asked Game Designers If the CIA's El Chapo Board Game Is Any Good

The newly declassified training board game "clearly was done by people who love games."
Michael Gaynor
3.30.18
trippin balls
trippin balls

If You’ve Met Aliens While on DMT, These Scientists Would Like to Hear From You

Some people on DMT say they meet aliens, demons, and even elves. It’s a common enough experience that Johns Hopkins wants to know more.
Matthew Gault
3.28.18
darknet
darknet

Reddit Bans Subreddits Dedicated to Dark Web Drug Markets and Selling Guns

Reddit announced new changes to its content policy, which led to the end of r/DarkNetMarkets and other communities dedicated to discussing potentially illegal activities.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3.21.18
Cut Off
Cut Off

UK Cops Tried ‘DDoS-Style’ Tactics on Drug Dealers’ Phones

The technique likely wasn’t a literal DDoS, and instead telcos cutting off certain phones. But the end result was the same—drug dealers can’t communicate.
Joseph Cox
3.6.18
Pharma
Pharma

New 'Reactionware' 3D Printing System Spits Out Pharmaceuticals On-Demand

The door is open for making drugs on-site in doctors' offices, or even in space.
Michael Byrne
1.19.18
dark web
dark web

FBI Shows Arrest Video Of Dark Web Kingpin Who Died By Suicide in Police Custody

At a cybersecurity conference, the FBI aired a video showing the arrest of AlphaBay’s Alexandre Cazes.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
1.10.18
Nootropics
Nootropics

You Can Now Build a Nootropic Stack for Your Dog

Birdnip says it wants to “help our best friends unlock even more of their magnificent potential.”
Kaleigh Rogers
1.5.18
Low Altitudes
Low Altitudes

California Parents Used Drone to Deliver Drugs to Church Parking Lot

You don't often see two mom-and-pop dealers, not a sophisticated crime group, using a small UAV to move product from their backyard.
Caroline Haskins
1.4.18
Televisión
Televisión

‘Wormwood’ Is an LSD-Soaked True Crime Masterpiece

Errol Morris dissects MKUltra, the CIA’s mind control experiments—and redefines the true crime genre in the process.
Matthew Gault
12.28.17
All Fronts
All Fronts

Why Is the Air Force Using Stealth Fighters to Blow Up Crude Drug Labs?

"The reality is we are fighting two wars, in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the F-22 has not performed a single mission in either theater."
David Axe
11.30.17
Drugs
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