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Worse Than Tuskegee

Seventy years ago, American researchers infected Guatemalans with syphilis and gonorrhea, then left without treating them. Their families are still waiting for help.

Science
Feb. 22 2017 5:42 PMNASA’s New Exoplanets Aren’t Where the Aliens Live.Probably.
Medical Examiner
Feb. 21 2017 5:45 AMStressed Out New Parents: Please RelaxA lot of parenting advice—even from your doctor—is based on opinion, not evidence. Here’s how to tell which is which.
Climate Desk
Feb. 15 2017 2:41 PMThe Republican Plan to Kill FEMA Might Have an UpsideIf states are held responsible for disaster costs, they might be more inclined to start taking climate change seriously.
Science
Feb. 13 2017 9:13 AMI Can’t Stop Looking at Naked BirdsYou should try it.
Science
Feb. 8 2017 3:47 PMThe Backpedaler-in-ChiefThe Trump administration has retracted its most alarming anti-science moves. Is that heartening or a sign of more disturbing policies to come?
Science
Feb. 8 2017 5:56 AMIt’s Time to Give Up on FactsOr at least to temporarily lay them down in favor of a more useful weapon: emotions.
Medical Examiner
Feb. 7 2017 2:31 PMIs Your Doctor Listening?We often criticize patients for how little they retain about their medical visit. But how much do doctors remember?
Science
Feb. 6 2017 12:09 PMKids’ TV Is Ignoring Climate ChangeShows like Nature Cat and Sid the Science Kid teach children everything about wildlife and the environment—with one glaring exception.
Climate Desk
Feb. 2 2017 11:24 AMTrump’s Muslim Ban Also Hurts Scientific ResearchOne in six U.S. scientists is an immigrant, and the ban will affect many of them.
Climate Desk
Feb. 1 2017 2:18 PMActing Army Secretary Clears the Way for Dakota Access PipelineThe Standing Rock Sioux tribe is already plotting how they can legally block the move.
Science
Jan. 31 2017 7:04 PMShould National Parks Be Apolitical?The former director makes a convincing case for why they cannot shy away from charged topics.
Bad Astronomy
Jan. 30 2017 8:45 AMJust How Hard Was It to Detect Gravitational Waves?
Science
Jan. 27 2017 3:56 PMScientists Are About to Be Censored. They Shouldn’t Censor Themselves.Don’t make the Trump administration’s job any easier.
Science
Jan. 26 2017 4:07 PMHere’s One Way Trump’s Team Could Manipulate Government DataIt has plans to recalculate the social cost of carbon, which has been called “the most important number you’ve never heard of.”
Bad Astronomy
Jan. 25 2017 8:45 AMTrump Orders Gov't Agencies to Shut Down Social Media, EPA to Take Down Climate Change Pages
Science
Feb. 22 2017 10:59 AMWhy Do We Slaughter Livestock in New York City?The escaped Queens bull begs the question.
Medical Examiner
Feb. 17 2017 9:04 AMConfessions of a Washington Swamp CreatureTrump doesn’t understand the revolving door in Washington. Neither did I, until I went through it.
Science
Feb. 14 2017 3:35 PMHips Do LieWhy did the New York Times fall for a dubious study on what makes women great dancers?
Medical Examiner
Feb. 13 2017 5:57 AMWe Used Terrible Science to Justify Smoking BansWill we look at the new evidence for long enough to at least consider whether we’ve gone too far?
Medical Examiner
Feb. 8 2017 9:00 AMIUDs Are Not the Answer to Trump and the GOPThe embrace of this long-term contraception option works well for some women. But there are major downsides. 
Medical Examiner
Feb. 7 2017 5:05 PMMultiple Births Should No Longer Imply IVFThe rumors swirling around Beyoncé’s pregnancy announcement show an outdated understanding of reproductive assistance.
Science
Feb. 6 2017 10:02 PMThe War on Science Is a TrapThe science march should step carefully to avoid being ensnared.
Science
Feb. 3 2017 2:00 PMDo Men Eat More Pizza in Front of Women?The research that suggested so, along with other theories about our eating habits, seems to be flawed.
Science
Feb. 1 2017 3:35 PMHow Trump Transition Officials Are Privately Explaining the Chaos at the EPAEmails obtained by Slate show that transition officials are blasting the media for the apparent disorder at the agency.
Climate Desk
Jan. 31 2017 9:13 PMRemember When Neil Gorsuch’s Mother Tried to Dismantle the EPA?It happened under Reagan.
Bad Astronomy
Jan. 31 2017 8:45 AMPhil Plait Leaves Slate for Syfy Wire
Science
Jan. 27 2017 7:09 PMTrump Supporters Refuse to Believe Their Own EyesThey still think Trump’s inauguration crowds were bigger, despite the evidence. Here’s why.
Bad Astronomy
Jan. 27 2017 10:46 AMRemembering Those Who Died So That We May Continue to Explore
Bad Astronomy
Jan. 26 2017 8:45 AMA Swirling, Impressionistic Jupiter
Bad Astronomy
Jan. 24 2017 8:45 AMJuno Looks Up to Jupiter

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