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Ecstasy in London? Heroin in Zagreb? The Answer Is Found In The Sewers

<i>Drug users might be less than forthright about their illicit habits—but they all have to pee. With that in mind, scientists are drug-testing entire</i> …

University of Washington

Sewage reveals the popular drugs of the world's cities

An anecdote from a student over drug use at the University of Puget Sound led one professor to test sewage in an effort to gauge the use of illegal drugs. "The amphetamine levels go through the roof during finals," says chemistry professor Dan Burgard in an interview with <i>Gizmodo</i>. Sewage tests in …

View from space: Drier California this January

Two satellite images show a drier California in January 2014 than a year ago.<p>The top image, from NASA’s Terra satellite, was taken on January 18, …

Going the Distance

On and off the road with Barack Obama.<p>On the Sunday afternoon before Thanksgiving, Barack Obama sat in the office cabin of Air Force One wearing a look of heavy-lidded annoyance. The Affordable Care Act, his signature domestic achievement and, for all its limitations, the most ambitious social …

WTF Happened to Movie Posters? Video Presentation

The New York Times is dead wrong about drug addiction

The paper of record’s insensitive approach only reinforces destructive stigmas<p>In a two-part series for the New York Times last month, Deborah Sontag wrote about buprenorphine, a medication used (mostly in the form of Suboxone) to treat opiate addiction through replacement therapy. The piece was …