Should I Play Powerball?A mathematician explains whether the $1.5 billion jackpot makes the lottery a good bet.
Conservative Christians Are on a Mission in Public SchoolsHow anti-bullying, sex ed, and even science programs aim to convert students.
Why Fact-Checking Donald Trump BackfiresPsychologists explain his enduring support despite his gaffes and lies.
Why Do Employers Still Routinely Drug-Test Workers?There’s very little evidence it’s worth the cost or hassle.
Spooky Action at a Distance Gives Us a Glimpse of a Deeper RealityWhy some particles behave like bewitched socks.
Scientists’ Silly, Dark, and Sometimes Inappropriate HumorWhat’s in a (scientific publication) name?
These Animals Were Just As Awesome and Fascinating As DinosaursFossil mammals have been in the shadows for too long.
More Guns Do Not Make the United States SaferSix things every American should know about gun violence.
We Need a Moratorium on Genetically Modifying HumansThe technology for potentially creating designer babies has progressed much faster than the deliberation.
Remember the Oceans!The most important consequence of the Paris climate talks will be the fate of the oceans.
Evolution Is Finally Winning Out Over CreationismA majority of young people endorse the scientific explanation of how humans evolved.
Is the Death Rate Really Increasing for Middle-Aged White Americans?I ran the numbers, and the story isn’t as simple as it seems.
A World Record Big Year for BirdsNoah Strycker thanks technology, good luck, and helpful birders everywhere.
The Scariest Part of This Season’s Weird Weather Is Coming SoonTornadoes, floods, and a heat wave at the North Pole.
The Year of Good ThingsFrom marriage equality to Pluto and beyond—these are the things we appreciated most about 2015.
Slate Voice: “Plush Life”Listen to Mark Joseph Stern reads his study of why people lost their minds over Beanie Babies.
The Fossil of the Day Award Is the Best Part of the Paris Climate SummitActivists name and shame, with humor.
The Generic CityBoring landscapes impede on our biological need for intrigue. So why are so many buildings so hideous?
Don’t Fear the Frankenfish The FDA approved a genetically engineered animal for human consumption. The campaign against it is based on fear, not facts.