chemicals

Delivered ‘Like A Pizza’: Why Killer Drug Fentanyl Is So Hard To Stop

Delivered ‘Like A Pizza’: Why Killer Drug Fentanyl Is So Hard To Stop

By Martha Bebinger, WBUR The latest chart of overdose deaths in Massachusetts shows a climbing blue line labeled “fentanyl.” Pick a spot on that line in mid-August and picture…

When ‘energy’ drinks actually contained radioactive energy

When ‘energy’ drinks actually contained radioactive energy

Timothy J. Jorgensen, Georgetown University Modern life have you feeling frazzled? Flagging a bit as you rush through your day? Maybe you’re one of the millions of consumers who…

Why you shouldn’t blame lying on the brain

Why you shouldn’t blame lying on the brain

Richard Gunderman, Indiana University The recent finding that telling lies induces changes in the brain has stimulated a number of misrepresentations that may wreak more harm on our understanding than…

Ketamine: painkiller, party drug – and possibly next-generation antidepressant

Ketamine: painkiller, party drug – and possibly next-generation antidepressant

Keith Laws, University of Hertfordshire Ecstasy, methylenedioxy-methamphetamine or MDMA, is well known as a recreational drug today, but its first use was as a therapeutic aid for couples attending…