What Happened at Slate This Week?Alison Griswold describes her experience reporting on the Germanwings tragedy.
Not an Isolated IncidentLegislative and rhetorical attacks on abortion clinics go hand in hand with violent attacks.
Prince of PseudoscienceCharles is coming to visit the United States. Don’t listen to a single foolish word he says.
Pregnant Workers’ RightsIt’s illegal to discriminate against pregnant women. But employers often do.
Bravo, Julianne Moore and Eddie RedmayneThe best actress and best actor gave stunning, surprisingly medically accurate performances.
How Tough Are the Vaccination Laws in Your State?And how many children are protected from dangerous diseases?
The Danger of Reading the CommentsPeople trust supposedly credible online sources even for health decisions.
Measles Is HorribleThe anti-vaccine movement is wrong to dismiss the disease’s dangers (as it is wrong about so many things).
Slate Voice: “Disrupting Dentistry”Listen to Slate’s June Thomas read her story on access to dental care.
The Most Neglected DiseaseTuberculosis isn’t history, and it’s much more dangerous than malaria or Ebola.
The Man Who Discovered ThiaminToday, we take vitamin B1 for granted. But it took a horrible, wasting disease—and lots and lots of chickens—for scientists to discover it.
Achieving a Good DeathWhen a patient’s death is inevitable, there are three important things a doctor can do.
The Myth of the Good Guy With a GunThe NRA is wrong: Owning a gun is far more likely to harm you than protect you.
Is My Work “Medically Necessary”?How insurance companies try to get around rules for mental health care.