What Were Drugs?

The war on drugs was always a war against an idea. But ideas have a shelf-life, too, and this one has lost its potency.

Cloudy With A Chance Of War

His weather forecasts changed the world. Could his predictions of war?

He Wears A Medal Of Honor

Sammy L. Davis didn’t just carry fellow soldiers to safety — he swam them across a river on an air mattress, despite serious wounds. Sammy refused medical attention and joined a howitzer crew, eventually beating back the estimated 1,500 Viet Cong that had surrounded the encampment and becoming one of 12 men who survived the assault.

The American Room

Behind the nation’s closed doors, with YouTube.

Inside Colorado’s Flourishing, Segregated Black Market For Pot

The first months of legal marijuana have laid bare a socio-economic fault line.

The Tough Realities Behind Vinyl's Comeback

When it comes to the current state of the vinyl industry’s unlikely resurrection, everyone is happy. And everyone is frustrated.

Where Did Animals Come From?

How did life make its spectacular leap from unicellular simplicity to multicellular complexity?

Is Big Pharma Testing Your Meds On Homeless People?

How the destitute and the mentally ill are being used as human lab rats.

Comcast Confessions

More than 100 Comcast employees spoke to The Verge about life inside the nation’s largest cable and broadband company.

How A One-Time Pig Peddler Helped The U.S. Flood War Zones With Guns

The U.S. government is one of the world’s biggest buyers of AK-47s and other Soviet bloc weapons, which it has poured into Afghanistan, Iraq and other hot spots. An exclusive look at a strange string of U.S.-backed arms deals.

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