I specialize in long-form stories, particularly about science and technology. Previously a features editor at The Verge and editor of The Kernel.
Ecstasy Could Improve Therapy by Making People More Open
Scientists are closer to figuring out how the drug helps people with PTSD.
Ecstasy Is Now Being Taken Seriously By the FDA
The drug just received “breakthrough” status as a treatment for severe PTSD.
An Unlikely Weapon Against Aggressive Brain Cancer: The Zika Virus
Zika, doing something good for humanity for a change.
The CIA's Fake Vaccine Drive to Find Osama Bin Laden Lowered Vaccination Rates in Pakistan
News of the ploy made the Taliban even more anti-vax than it already was.
The Government Quietly Let Funding Lapse for Gun Violence Research
Take one guess how the NRA feels about this.
Ayahuasca Is Being Studied as a Treatment for Eating Disorders
"It was like my brain was reprogrammed."
Should We Be Putting Lithium in Our Water?
Trace amounts of the element has been linked to lower levels of crime and suicide.
Ketamine Infusions Cut Migraine Pain in Half in New Study
Researchers are studying the drug as a therapy for migraines that haven't responded to other treatments.
FDA Warns People Not to Use Kratom, Citing 36 Deaths
The agency says the herbal supplement may not be a safe alternative for opioids.
A Disturbing New Trend Involves Teens Cyberbullying Themselves
It's what researchers are calling "digital self-harm."
Half of People With HIV Had it For Three Years Without Knowing
And that's technically an improvement.
FDA Approves New Drug to Treat Opioid Addiction
It's the first monthly, injectable form of buprenorphine, a widely used addiction treatment.
Trump Just Fired the Rest of His HIV/AIDS Council
Six members of the council publicly resigned earlier this year.
Please Don't Snort Chocolate Powder, the FDA Says
The agency warned people about the possible dangers of Coco Loko, an "infused raw cacao snuff."
Supervised Drug Injection Sites Will Open in Philadelphia
Research suggests safe injection sites can cut overdose deaths and get people into treatment.