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.

Recent articles

Civil Rights Case To Proceed Against Tennessee Officials In CBD Raid

There are still too many instances of law enforcement arresting people and/or seizing their hemp products based on a misunderstanding that they're illegal marijuana substances.

How Rising Levels Of Anxiety In Teens Might Support The Rise Of CBD

Although teens are engaging in less risky activities, they have more than enough reasons to be stressed.

Meghan Markle Was Ghosted By This ‘X-Factor’ Winner Right Before She Met Harry

Months before she met Prince Harry, the Duchess of Sussex was ghosted by this X-Factor winner after exchanging messages with him via Instagram.

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5 Foods That Will Energize Your Mornings

If you have some trouble getting up in the morning, breakfast can provide you with a necessary energy boost, especially when you eat the right foods

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Science: How Marijuana Works To Help Those With Multiple Sclerosis

It’s those last three symptoms that have been most studied in relation to medical marijuana.

Glaucoma And Medical Marijuana: 5 Informative Facts

Medical marijuana glaucoma treatment can help reduced eye pressure and relieve pain. Here's what you need to know about using cannabis for eye health.

Why Blunts Are Bad For You: It’s Not About The Marijuana

Cannabis can be mildly addictive; tobacco is super addictive. What happens when you put them together? You get a combo that’s extra-super addictive.

Here’s How Medical Marijuana Can Help With Psoriasis

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that causes itchy scaling of the skin. It typically affects the elbows, knees and scalp. How can medical marijuana help?

Science: Why More Marijuana May Equal Fewer Migraines

One of the most ancient medical uses of cannabis was headache relief and migraines. But support from modern science has been thin—until this year.

Science: How Marijuana Works To Help Those With Multiple Sclerosis

It’s those last three symptoms that have been most studied in relation to medical marijuana.