Richard Faulk

Richard studied the history of science as a Ph.D. student at the University of California, Irvine. After grading one term paper too many, he left the academy to concentrate on his own writing—and has never looked back since.While he has written on a wide array of subjects, Richard’s enduring focus has been exploring the points where science intersects with politics, culture, and the arts. That’s the drive that animates his books, Gross America and The Next Big Thing: A History of the Boom-or-Bust Moments That Shaped the Modern World.Richard’s writing on science, medicine, and curiosities both natural and manmade has appeared in or on Mental Floss, CNN.com, The Huffington Post, and the Discover magazine blog The Crux. He has been an invited speaker at Brooklyn’s Morbid Anatomy and Los Angeles’ Death Salon, and he has been interviewed on NPR, Southern California Public Radio, SiriusXM, and Radio MD. You can also watch him in the season two finale of the Science Chanel series Oddities.

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What You Need To Know About The Healing Benefits Of Marijuana’s CBG

Although THC and CBD are two commonly consumed cannabinoids, CBG is gaining more popularity and attention due to its medicinal value.  

Your Designated Driver Should Be Someone Who Doesn’t Use Marijuana

There are still police all over the country looking to make it hard for people who use marijuana. 

How Introverts Can Use Cannabis To Cope With Social Anxiety

For those who experience social anxiety, smoking beforehand allows them to actually  enjoy themselves, instead of allowing their anxieties to keep them on high-alert.

Marijuana And Exercise: A Great Combo For Mindful Athletes

For some professional athletes, marijuana is a better choice for the pain, inflammation and other conditions that they typically deal with.

You Have The Highest THC Strain — So What?

THC is the intoxicating compound that made cannabis a rock star. It is still the sole consideration for some shoppers when picking a product in a retail store.

5 Things About CBD Cigarettes You Should Know

These products aren’t the most popular form of CBD delivery, but they do serve consumers looking for a joint-like smoke.

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Why Marijuana Is Great To Use During A Cleanse

Improbably enough, yes, marijuana intoxication may be compatible with your detix. Cannabis on a cleanse could work as an antioxidant.

Can Pot Brownies Guard Against Getting Diabetes?

You might intuitively think that eating tons of sugar can’t be good for you and may even lead to developing diabetes. But au contraire. In fact, pot brownies may even guard against it.How’s that, now?Regular marijuana users...

Actual Pictures Of Your Brain On Marijuana Are Really Beautiful

In its October 2016 issue, the journal Cell published the first atomic-level images of the human brain and cannabinoid receptor 1 (more familiarly known as CB1), the neuroreceptor that responds to THC, one of the key active ingredients in marijuana.

Here’s How The THC In Medical Marijuana Can Combat HIV

There is evidence that cannabis can do more than treat the symptoms of HIV; it might actually combat the disease itself. How do THC and HIV interact?

How Does Medical Marijuana Work? Here’s The Science

For all the devilish complexity of medical marijuana research (and it is quite, quite complex), the basic idea is easy to grasp. We have a breakdown.