Drugs

Future of You

Why the future of periods could be none at all

Innovation

3D-printed “organs” could lead to better drugs

Mind and Body

Anxiety comes with sexual health side effects in men — but Viagra may not help

Good Trip

Do genetics determine how you respond to psychedelics? A recent study suggests they might

Good Trip

How Colorado’s radical decriminalization could shape the future of legal psychedelics

Up in smoke

Does cannabis smoke cause more lung damage than tobacco smoke? A researcher reveals the truth

Opinion

Sorry, stoners — doctors have bad news about the medical benefits of cannabis

Mighty, mighty cells

These CRISPR-edited T cells could be the future of cancer therapy

Mind and Body

How years of opioid use damage your gut — and so much more

Mind and Body

Cannabis for pain: A scientist reveals how weed activates our body's opioid system

Good trip

A single dose of psilocybin may alleviate major depression for 12 weeks, study finds

Mind and Body

This vital cancer screening test saves countless lives — why is it still so controversial?

Mind and Body

Over-the-counter birth control is coming soon — and it could revolutionize reproductive health

Drug War

Is it finally time to stop drug testing workers?

Detox

Indica vs. sativa: A cannabis expert explains whether these two products are actually different

Fentanyl

No, drug dealers are not trying to slip kids fentanyl, researchers say

DETOX

Do you get stoned the first time you smoke weed? A doctor debunks a cannabis myth

Don't trip

LSD-like drug may treat depression without the "trip" effect — mouse study

Innovation

Gaming tech could ease pain during surgery — here’s how

Protect yourself

What are the side effects of the new Covid-19 bivalent booster?

Innovation

A rodent "backpack" could speed up cancer drug discovery

Mind and Body

Psychedelic trips and near-death experiences result in strikingly similar shifts in mindset

Innovation

This high-tech contact lens could diagnose cancer — and maybe treat it, too

Psilocybin therapy

Psilocybin therapy reduces heavy drinking by up to 83 percent in landmark trial

Focus

This breakthrough stem-cell therapy could reverse genetic blindness

Science

Some people with epilepsy find relief with CBD — but the market is murky

Check, please!

Can mad honey get you high? A bee expert reveals the answer

Big mistake

What’s in your sports supplement? New paper warns of accidental doping

FEATURE

Male birth control is at our fingertips. Will we ever grasp it?

Science

How are drugs absorbed in the body? The science of medicine, explained

HORIZONS

Ketamine can treat depression — but teletherapy could make it accessible

Science

The surprising way psilocybin alters the brain’s chemistry to treat depression

The Inverse Interview

'Better Call Saul' Season 6 has “a pretty clear vision,” says star Tony Dalton

Retrospective

10 years ago, 'Fez' changed indie gaming forever with one mind-blowing trick

Crosstalk

New brain scans may reveal why psilocybin is such a potent antidepressant

Mind and Body

Does creatine make you stronger? How the supplement may boost athleticism

Mind and Body

Insomnia is on the rise. A doctor warns melatonin might not be the solution

Mind and Body

MDMA plus therapy is highly effective for treating PTSD, trial shows

Reddit 101

The 10 best subreddits for when you're high

Inverse Daily

These North American birds had completely unexpected responses to the Moon

Trippy

Researchers mapped psychedelics in the brain — challenging our understanding of how the drugs work

Sunday Scaries

Does cannabis help with headaches? What scientists know so far

Check, please!

Did Coca-Cola contain cocaine? An anthropologist reveals the complicated truth

Longreads

66 years ago, the founder of Alcoholics Anonymous tried LSD — and ignited a controversy still raging today

treatment watch

Scientists discover CBD — and not THC — may prevent Covid-19 infection in cells

Inverse Recommends

You need to watch the trippiest sci-fi movie on Amazon Prime ASAP

Inverse Daily

Why space junk could threaten the future of interplanetary exploration

ABCDEFG

Can weed cure Covid-19? Two cannabinoids hint at a possible treatment

Brain Buzz

Ketamine-assisted therapy could help heavy drinkers stay sober longer — study

Mind and Body

68 years ago, Aldous Huxley laid the groundwork for the psychedelic renaissance