Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008
What's Up, Doc?: Breast Exams Don't Prevent Death
Doctors often encourage women to examine their breasts for lumps. New research shows that this practice doesn't help prevent deaths from breast cancer. Dr. Sydney Spiesel discusses the significance of the new study with Alex Cohen. Listen to the segment.
TODAY IN SLATE
More Than Scottish Pride
Scotland’s referendum isn’t about nationalism. It’s about a system that failed, and a new generation looking to take a chance on itself.
What Charles Barkley Gets Wrong About Corporal Punishment and Black Culture
Why Greenland’s “Dark Snow” Should Worry You
Three Talented Actresses in Three Terrible New Shows
Why Do Some People See the Virgin Mary in Grilled Cheese?
The science that explains the human need to find meaning in coincidences.
Happy Constitution Day!
Too bad it’s almost certainly unconstitutional.