Ebola Is Not God’s WrathReligious leaders are perpetuating dangerous, dehumanizing beliefs about sin and disease.
Dignified DebateThe United Kingdom shows the rest of the world how to have a wise, honest, eloquent discussion about assisted suicide.
College-Level ConfusionWhat’s really behind the finding that parents of college grads live longer?
Calorie MiscountingWhy one slice of cheesecake does not equal 4½ hours of aerobics.
Slate Voice: “The Bloodshed State”Listen to Mark Joseph Stern read his most popular article from the month of July.
How Florida Became the Most Savage State
Autism Linked to Common GenesEnvironmental causes and specific mutations aren’t as much to blame.
Why Does Your Body Do These Strange Things?Doctors explain Reddit’s list of bizarre and secret bodily behaviors.
The Persistent Danger of PoxesWhere else could smallpox be found?
“Would You Like to Become Pregnant in the Next Year?”A simple, routine question can improve health care.
Your Brain on PsilocybinHow magic mushrooms expand consciousness.
The Shortest Route to GodWhy religious pilgrimages are incredibly dangerous.
“Did All the Girls PT?”Free pregnancy tests are a good way to fight fetal alcohol syndrome. Condoms are better.
Mellow, Paranoid, Happy, or MeanWhy do people respond so differently to the same drugs?
Sex Is ComplicatedConservatives’ simple biological facts aren’t facts at all.
Despicable MemesHow “miracle” jokes and inspiration porn demean disabled people.
The Worst Part of the Bar ExamIt’s time to drop mental health questions.
Ebola Was Already HereHow to contain the deadly hemorrhagic fevers that occasionally reach the United States.
Can My Keyboard Spread Ebola?Myths and misunderstandings about Ebola in the United States.
The Fishy Origins of the Fish Oil CrazeA widely cited, foundational study does not say what people say it does.
Rx: 50 mg Nature, Ad LibDoctors are prescribing a walk in the park.
What Scares Bug Experts?The horrible disease that experts feared would come to the United States has come to the United States.
Is Siberia a Safe Place for Smallpox?Sort of.
Sorry You Were Tricked Into a C-SectionWhat disapproving friends don’t understand about cesarean births.
Doctors Could Use a Little HypochondriaWhy medical students panic too much and M.D.s too little.
A Public Health Crisis at the BorderDetained children must be screened more rigorously for communicable disease.
It’s Nobody’s FaultVengefully gleeful stories about male infertility distract from the real problem.
Guns Kill ChildrenThe overwhelming evidence that pediatricians are right and the NRA is wrong.
LeBron James’ Trouble With Heat
What causes muscle cramps, and can you prevent them?
Quacking All the Way to the BankNaturopaths are winning insurance coverage for medical nonsense.