I looked at the phone.ย  I waited for the text to come back.ย  It was maybe about ten, fifteen minutes. That hideous face popped up on the screen, with the reply. โ€œYou didn't do the last task I asked of you.ย  Now, there will be consequences.โ€ The last...

โ€œThe year is nineteen-ninety-nine.โ€ That sentence brings me back to my senior kindergarten class when I was five years old, where we used to read out the date on the blackboard every single day. The year 1999 exists as a stain in my mind, however, as...

Russian researchers in the late 1940s kept five people awake for fifteen days using an experimental gas based stimulant. They were kept in a sealed environment to carefully monitor their oxygen intake so the gas didnโ€™t kill them, since it was toxic in high concentrations....

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