This Is Your Brain. This Is Your Brain on #Content.What you read on the internet may affect the complexity of your own writing, according to new research.
Shrinking the WorldThere’s nothing like a good coincidence. Here are a coincidence expert’s favorites.
Why Does Great Music Give You the Chills?It’s probably thanks to evolution, but only two-thirds of people get them.
Why Do Older Fathers Carry Higher Autism Risk? The mutations in sperm that increase with age are likely more minor than previously thought—here are some other options.
Storm Chasers, Stay HomeRural roads are getting crowded during tornado season, and the dangerous conditions are all your fault.
Join the Slate Anti-MarathonTrain for something—anything!—with Slate staff and your fellow readers.
Zika’s Getting All of the Attention. It Shouldn’t.Yellow fever’s coming back, and Ebola never left.
A Physics Outsider Says NASA Asteroid Scientists Are All Wrong. Is He Right? (Spoiler: No)
Texas’ Math Standards Look Suspiciously FamiliarThe state never adopted the Common Core. But its new math standards are very similar.
Update: Mysterious Martian Plumes May Be From a Solar Storm and Not an Impending Invasion
Beware the Medical Beach ReadIt won’t give you nuanced science. But books of depth can—and Gluten Exposed is one of them.
What Is Up With Cicadas?Why they come out so infrequently, what they do in the interim, and most importantly—are they edible?