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.

The Miraculous Face Transplant Of Richard Norris

For fifteen years, Richard Norris had a face too hideous to show. Then, one day, a maverick doctor gave him a miracle too fantastic to believe. Richard got a face transplant, a new life, and a new set of burdens too strange to predict. What’s it like to live with a face that wasn’t yours — and that may never quite be?

Blind Ambition

Erik Weihenmayer has climbed Mount Everest, raced across the Moroccan desert, and is about to kayak the Grand Canyon’s deadliest rapids — all without being able to see.

How The Mother Of All Sequels Crashed And Burned

Ten years ago, Benedict Fitzgerald’s screenplay helped turn “The Passion of the Christ” into the most successful independent movie ever made. Later, he wrote a follow-up that he thought could be as big — and so did some drug dealers, money launderers, and kidnappers.

Arctic Man

Wild rides and crazed nights at America’s most extreme ski race.

Why The World’s Best Female Fighter Loves To Be Hated

How Ronda Rousey became the most bankable star in mixed martial arts.

First Day Of Terror

As six casually dressed young people carrying black Adidas bags turned the corner and began to approach the building, the oil ministers from Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Venezuela, Libya, and Algeria had begun another round of discussions about the price of oil. Their meetings had been headline material for over two years, since October 1973.

The Madness Of The Teenage Brain

Adolescence is the time of life when someone is most likely to join a cult, kill, be killed, invent an art form, help overthrow a dictator, ethnically cleanse a village, care for the needy, transform physics, adopt a hideous fashion style, commit to God and be convinced that all the forces of history have converged to make this moment the most consequential ever.

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