Weed, sugar and turtles. [Image credits, left to right: warrantedarrest, Mykl Roventine, Rachel Nuwer]

Weed, sugar and turtles

Our favorites from the week

By | Posted April 15, 2011

Are You Living in a Former Meth Lab?

Are You Living in a Former Meth Lab?

Houses once used as meth labs dot the country and pose health risks to their future residents

By | Posted April 28, 2010

How can high altitude climbers survive with so little oxygen?

How can high altitude climbers survive with so little oxygen?

In their quest for world’s tallest peaks, many climbers use a drug to manipulate the acid-base chemistry in their bodies

By | Posted January 15, 2010

Warming World, Potent Poppies

Warming World, Potent Poppies

Rising carbon dioxide levels lead to higher concentrations of opiates in poppies.

By | Posted August 3, 2009

Choosing Cocaine

Choosing Cocaine

Researchers use lab rats to examine the role of choice in drug-seeking behavior.

By | Posted December 17, 2008

High on Memory

By | Posted December 3, 2008

Uneasiness Shadows Newly Approved Drug

Uneasiness Shadows Newly Approved Drug

A Crohn’s disease drug has a troubled past — and scientists may know why.

By | Posted January 30, 2008

Longevity in a Pill?

Longevity in a Pill?

After the red wine craze, new drugs hold more promise to fight the effects of aging.

By | Posted January 23, 2008

The Pill: A Blessing And A Curse

The Pill: A Blessing And A Curse

We know the pill’s safe in the short term, but what happens to long-term users?

By | Posted November 30, 2007

More than a Print

More than a Print

Researchers think drug use can be detected in fingerprints.

By | Posted October 12, 2007