Seeing pills dissolve in water is bizarre and almost jarring

Get sick? Pop a pill. Feel sad? Pop a pill. Too excited? Pop a pill. Took too many pills? Pop a pill. Pills are the correct answers to most of life’s problems because chemistry is a hell of an art and the human body is easily unbalanced. But the inoffensive pill shape hides some gnarly things, just take a look at this… »10/15/15 6:20pm10/15/15 6:20pm


Spam Drugs Are Killing People and No One Is Doing Anything About It

Open your spam folder right now and there's almost certainly a grammatically questionable spam email offering you V1agra or C1al1s. But while you know that any pills procured from shady online retailers aren't regulated, apparently some people can't stop buying them. Brian Krebs reports that the problem is out of… »12/17/14 10:58am12/17/14 10:58am

Would You Swallow a Pill Covered in Needles Instead of Getting a Shot?

After the first shudder, it sounds even more terrifying: a pill coated with tiny needles that injects you from the inside of your intestine. But the scientists at MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital who developed the capsule say that these swallowable microneedles could be a new (and painless!) way to deliver… »10/01/14 1:03pm10/01/14 1:03pm

The Hilariously Scientific MinusIQ Pill That Makes Smart People Dumber Would Be Fun to Take

Do you ever feel like the rest of the world is so dumb? And it's not that you're especially smart, it's just that people are just so dumb. Do they enjoy being dumb? Have they ever thought about being smart? Of course not! Because being dumb is fun. Being dumb means you don't have to be self aware anymore. Being dumb… »3/21/13 11:00pm3/21/13 11:00pm

Firefighters Can Take Smart-Pills That Report Back Important Data About Their Guts

Firefighters run into flaming buildings for a living, It's not exactly what you might call a safe job. And while they can tell generally how they're doing by noting whether or not they are on fire at any given time, there's a lot more nuance to keeping track of other aspects of their health. That's where data… »1/20/13 2:07pm1/20/13 2:07pm

The Plan to Catch Drugstore Cowboys With GPS Chips Hidden in Prescription Bottles

Addictive prescription drugs are flying off the shelves—And not in the hands of paying customers. Pill robberies are becoming such a problem that the NYPD wants to start planting fake prescription drug bottles with embedded GPS chips in pharmacies to help the cops bust thieves after heists. »1/15/13 10:16am1/15/13 10:16am

Aspergers Is Gone: How 20 Years of Psychiatry Has Just Been Rewritten

The American Psychiatric Association has just approved revisions to the manual used to diagnose the things that go bump in your soul. The first revision of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) in twenty years dictates who gets treatment and how it is treated for the foreseeable future. There are… »12/03/12 10:18am12/03/12 10:18am