Angus Chen

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VIDEO: For LSD, What A Long Strange Trip It's Been

Saturday, December 16, 2017

It's been reviled and revered, criminalized and exploited by the CIA. And now and other psychedelic drugs are being tested as legitimate medical treatments. NPR's original animation tells the tale.


PHOTOS: Animals That Could Disappear Because Of Us

Saturday, December 16, 2017

And the well-being of humans could suffer if the species go extinct. The images are from the new book Endangered by Tim Flach.


Teens: Pretty Sober, Except For Marijuana And Vaping

Thursday, December 14, 2017

A national survey finds teen substance abuse at the lowest levels since the early 1990s. But marijuana use hasn't declined, and the number of teenagers who are vaping is rising quickly.


Scientists Discover Grass Species With Intriguing 'Salt And Vinegar' Chip Flavor

Friday, December 08, 2017

Alas, you wouldn't want to eat this native of Western Australia — Spinifex grasses are often so hard and spiky that scientists say collecting samples can be painful.


Teenagers Embrace JUUL, Saying It's Discreet Enough To Vape In Class

Monday, December 04, 2017

Teens say they like the JUUL e-cigarette because it's sleeker than other devices and teachers don't notice it. But researchers say teenagers who vape are more likely to move on to cigarettes.


Is It A Good Idea To Pay Villagers Not To Chop Down Trees?

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Governments dole out millions each year. Researchers debate whether the payouts actually work. A new study from Uganda offers some answers.


Just Thinking You're Slacking On Exercise Could Boost Risk Of Death

Thursday, July 20, 2017

People who think others are more active tend to have shorter lifespans, even if they're actually getting the same amount of exercise. The social comparison could kill motivation, researchers say.


Can Snapchat's New 'Snap Map' Bring The World Closer Together?

Thursday, July 06, 2017

From cute puppies in Guatemala to daring teens in Jordan, the feature lets users share video clips and photos from their daily lives. Is that a good thing — or is it just making us all voyeurs?


C. Diff Infections Are Falling, Thanks To Better Cleaning And Fewer Antibiotics

Thursday, June 29, 2017

The bacterium C. difficile causes one of the most common infections in hospitals and nursing homes. After climbing for decades, the rate of new infections is now falling.


A Good News Story About Diarrhea — With One Surprising Exception

Monday, June 19, 2017

A new report points to great progress in reducing deaths from diarrheal diseases. But as the low-income world sees progress, rates are inching up in wealthy countries, including the U.S.


Lead Dust From Firearms Can Pose A Silent Health Risk

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The Department of Defense has increased protections for military personnel from exposure to lead from firearms. It can be a health problem for people using recreational shooting ranges, too.


Bison Or Brian? From A Calorie Perspective, Cannibalism Didn't Pay For Paleo Humans

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Archaeological records show ancient humans sometimes ate each other. A new study suggests that hunting and eating other humans cost too much effort to be a regular thing. So why'd they do it?


Forcing People At Vending Machines To Wait Nudges Them To Buy Healthier Snacks

Friday, March 31, 2017

Buy an unhealthy snack and these vending machines take away 25 seconds of your life you'll never get back. Healthy fare drops instantly. Research suggests this "time tax" helps us make better choices.


Win $1 Million For Your Bright Idea To Fix The World

Saturday, March 18, 2017

A Swedish billionaire wants you to think of a better way to run the world — and get rid of problems like violence and extreme poverty.


Looking Into The Horse Milk Story That The Dalai Lama Told John Oliver

Thursday, March 09, 2017

The spiritual leader says he brought down Mongolia's rate of alcoholism by encouraging a switch from vodka to horse milk.


Report: Environmental Hazards Kill 1.7 Million Kids Under 5 Each Year

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Indoor and outdoor air pollution is one of the most extreme threats to children's health — and is on the rise, according to the World Health Organization reports.


Your Name Might Shape Your Face, Researchers Say

Monday, February 27, 2017

Do you look like a Joy? Genes and culture may make it more likely that names and faces align. But researchers say people also may adjust their expressions to match social expectations of their name.


Cannibalism: It's 'Perfectly Natural,' A New Scientific History Argues

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

It's gruesome, but from a scientific standpoint, there's a predictable calculus for when humans and animals go cannibal, a new book says. And who knew European aristocrats ate body parts as medicine?


A $40,000 Drone Failed To Lift Off. But There Was A Silver Lining

Monday, February 13, 2017

A drone test in a remote Amazonian village in Peru failed. And that, says one of the testers, was the best possible outcome.


1,000 Years Ago, Corn Made This Society Big. Then, A Changing Climate Destroyed It

Friday, February 10, 2017

The Mississippian American Indian culture rose to power after A.D. 900 by farming corn. Now, new evidence suggests a dramatic change in climate might have led to the culture's collapse in the 1300s.