Simplifying Science

Cell Phone High

For parents who are looking for an upside to cell phone use among your kids, look no further.

Are Teenagers Replacing Drugs With Smartphones?

Amid an opioid epidemic, the rise of deadly synthetic drugs and the widening legalization of marijuana, a curious bright spot has emerged in the youth drug culture: American teenagers are growing less likely to try or regularly use drugs, including alcohol. With minor fits and starts, the trend has been building for a decade, with no clear understanding as to why.  Read More

Stirring the Pot

To legalize or not to legalize, that is the question. But not the only question. Another really good one is this: what does pot do to the developing brain? (Spoiler alert: we're not exactly sure, but it's not good)

Colorado Tries Hard To Convince Teens That Pot Is Bad For You

Colorado's new campaign to deter teen marijuana use tries to make the case that weed is bad for your brain. Read More