Surgeon stole heroin out of a drug smuggler's stomach

After removing capsules of heroin from a drug smuggler's stomach, one Siberian surgeon walked off with a souvenir: five grams of the freshly liberated drug. » 8/17/13 9:00am 8/17/13 9:00am

What are the deadliest drugs in the United States?

Which drugs are actually killing Americans? Popular Science combed through overdose statistics from the CDC and turned the numbers into an infographic. » 4/25/13 12:47pm 4/25/13 12:47pm

The Cure for Drug Abuse? Changing People's Memories

Even after drug users kick the habit, there's still the risk of relapse. And a big reason for this is fact that the person can still remember the pleasurable side of drug use. The solution might be to actually change the nature of those memories. » 4/17/12 2:25pm 4/17/12 2:25pm

When Opium Was For Newborns And Bayer Sold Heroin

There was a time when mothers gave their babies opium, people bought hallucinogens at the local bar, and anxious patriots sent hypodermic needles and cocaine to soldiers as a present. It was called The Great Binge, and it's probably wrong to feel sad that it's over. » 3/28/12 9:00am 3/28/12 9:00am

The lowdown on that heroin vaccine everyone's talking about

A vaccine to curb heroin dependence. It's been the goal of scientists the world over for decades, but to date, not one has been released to the market. But that could soon change. Mexican scientists have developed a heroin vaccine that has proven to be effective in animal trials, and are now preparing to begin testing… » 2/24/12 7:55am 2/24/12 7:55am

Participate in the largest drug-use survey ever conducted

Drugs play a huge role in our lives, but it's hard to find in-depth research on how people take them and what effect it has on their lives. Here's your chance to help change that. » 11/25/11 11:30am 11/25/11 11:30am

How to turn a pretty flower into one of the most addictive drugs in the…

This is, for obvious reasons, not suitable to try at home. Nor possible, since no technique is described in detail. But should you want to add accuracy to your next steampunk story, or entertain/terrify any guests in your garden, allow me to explain just how heroin is made from poppies. » 9/09/11 12:30pm 9/09/11 12:30pm

In Wednesday's comics, it's time-traveling art thieves and junkie teen…

What's in stores Wednesday? A new release from Bone's Jeff Smith, new Walking Dead and Thor, and some of the most memorable Green Lantern stories ever published. Come and see! » 4/26/11 9:08am 4/26/11 9:08am

And now, proof that the FDA of 1932 was asleep at the wheel

It may seem obvious now that your Excedrin isn't loaded with heroin, but consumers of the 1930s couldn't be too careful. This pearl of wisdom comes to you from a June 1932 issue of Modern Mechanics. [Modern Mechanix] » 8/10/10 4:22pm 8/10/10 4:22pm

Twilight Heroin And Biting Fans: More WTF Twilight Stories

Last week we brought you the 30 Most Disturbing Twilight products, and since New Moon's release, the crazy just hasn't stopped pouring in. One man bit a Twi-hard, someone created a vibrating Edward doll — and there is Twilight-themed heroin. » 11/24/09 3:30pm 11/24/09 3:30pm