Motherboard Shorties

Swimming with a Prosthetic Leg: The Fin

We meet Kevin Vaughan, a 28 year old vet and amputee at home and as he tries his new amphibious water prosthetic, "the fin." We also visit the fin's creator, Todd Goldstein, in his 3D printing lab.
Tonic Shorties

What Octopuses Can Tell Us About the Future

Octopuses are a lot smarter than we think.
Tonic Explains

What Exactly Is Psychosis Anyway?

Psychosis doesn't always look like what you see in horror films. So, what exactly is it? Psychiatry resident, Anita Rao, breaks it down in this Tonic Explains.
Raised and Confused

Raised and Confused: Screenless Childhood

In the second episode of Raised and Confused, we meet families who have decided to not integrate screens into their children’s lives. A group of experts will also examine the benefits and potential detriments of removing technology at an early age. Suppor
Raised and Confused

Raised and Confused: Screen Babies

In this first episode of our new parenting series, we examine the pervasive nature of digital childhood through the stories of the children, parents, educators, and researchers who are exploring this uncharted territory.​ Supported by Sutter Health.
Tonic Specials

The Opioid Effect: Maine's Fishing Community Battles with Heroin

In 2016, the state of Maine averaged one drug overdose death a day, with the vast majority of those deaths by heroin. VICE goes behind the numbers to the fishing town of Machias to meet people whose lives have been affected by the heroin epidemic.
Tonic Specials

How New York's Outdated Abortion Laws are Hurting Women

TONIC's Kate Lowenstein meets with Erika Christensen, who had an abortion 32 weeks into her pregnancy- to discuss why New York's Reproductive Health Act is so important.
Tonic Specials

The Opioid Effect: Inside Pennsylvania's Heroin Epidemic

Prescription opioids are effective in treating pain, but they're also highly addictive and can act as a gateway to heroin abuse. Vice went to Philadelphia to meet some men in recovery and learn about the thin line between treatment and addiction.
Tonic Specials

The Opioid Effect: An Ohio Family Rebuilds After Addiction

As part of our ongoing investigation of the opioid epidemic, VICE spent a day in Chillicothe, Ohio following a social worker and meeting a family still dealing with the impact of their daughter's addiction to heroin.
Tonic Specials

Toxic Air in Steam Valley

Clairton, PA, is home to the country's largest coke manufacturing plant. It also boasts alarming childhood asthma rates. VICE's Adam Banicki met with steel workers, community members, doctors and officials to learn how the two may be connected.
Yes Man

Scalp Micropigmentation

By age 35, roughly half of American men will have experienced some degree of hair loss. To beat biology to the punch, resident "yes man" Grant Stoddard is getting his scalp tattooed. It's a cosmetic trend known as "scalp micropigmentation."
Yes Man

The Cryofacial

Grant Stoddard has made a living writing about health and sex. Now, he's going to explore some of the more unusual beauty crazes gripping New York City. First up, the cryofacial.