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

Is The UK About To Legalize Marijuana Ahead Of The US?

A new poll represents a “clear and growing appetite” for reforming drug laws in the UK, says the Conservative Drug Policy Reform Group.

Why Is Big Pharma Heading To Canada For Its Cannabis Patents?

Here's why the mega companies are choosing to file their cannabis patents in Canada as opposed to the United States.

5 Tips For Working Out In The Heat This Summer

If you're working out outdoors, avoid the hours of 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., which is usually when the sun is at its peak.

Travel Makeup: How To Survive The Packing Nightmare

The worst things about traveling are the packing, unpacking, fight delays, and those nasty sunburns. For now, we will concentrate on how to make your makeup packing life easier.

Jay-Z Has This Key Piece Of Parenting Advice For Harry And Meghan

What happens when two pairs of pop culture royalty come together? They talk about their kids, of course.

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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.