medicine

Do Adaptogens Actually Work?

Do Adaptogens Actually Work?

Spend enough time desperately googling cures for “brain fog” and “pathological procrastination” and you’re likely to come across all kinds of things — YouTube videos in which bodybuilders beg you to take vitamin C, shady websites selling generic Adderall, Reddit threads in which weirdos who think they’re doctors speak with…

What Is the Biggest Scientific Fraud of the Past 50 Years?

What Is the Biggest Scientific Fraud of the Past 50 Years?

When you’re a journalist or club promoter or financier, fraud is always a gamble — you might be publicly disgraced and have your venal misdeeds replayed over and over in Netflix documentaries and prestige podcasts, but you might also get away with it. When you’re a scientist — working in…