Tag: Epidemic

Monkey Dust drug use ‘an epidemic’, emergency workers warn

Jeff MooreUse of a drug which can put users in a violent, paranoid state with “superhuman strength” is at epidemic levels, emergency workers have warned. Dubbed Monkey Dust, the “highly unpredictable” substance has caused people to jump off buildings and run into traffic, police said. Stoke-on-Trent, resembled a scene from a zombie film thanks to the drug, one paramedic…..BBC

The Ultimate Cure for the Fake-News Epidemic Will Be More Skeptical Readers

“Pope Francis Shocks World, Endorses Donald Trump for President.” “FBI Agent Suspected in Hillary Email Leaks Found Dead of Apparent Murder-Suicide.” “Rush Reveals Michelle’s Perverted Past After She Dumps on Trump.” Those headlines didn’t come from the New York Times or CNN; they were likely written by teenagers in Macedonia. Those fake news stories were written as clickbait, designed to draw readers to fake-news sites, where the Balkan teens made money by selling ads….more: scientificamerican