March 13 2015 9:26 AMA Very Special Pi DayHow’d you celebrate, kid? “We ate pie and memorized digits.”
March 12 2015 12:28 PMIn Your EyesThe perfect eyelash length—and how extensions destroy it.
March 10 2015 10:43 AMThe Rustiest Place in AmericaThese hours of trespassing were the most adventurous of my research into rust.
March 5 2015 7:17 AMA Firm OdorSecretly recorded lab footage shows test subjects sniffed their hands after handshakes.  
March 2 2015 12:15 PMWhat Colors Did You See?Take a poll to help guide research on the ambiguous dress.
Feb. 20 2015 11:42 AMCan Animals Be Altruistic?How the flying V may be a rare example of “reciprocal altruism."  
Feb. 18 2015 2:31 PMAre Corporations Putting Feathers in Your Food?The Food Babe’s disgusting claims are baloney.
Feb. 12 2015 11:51 PMA Loving TouchNeurobiology recommends warm skin and moderate pressure, moving at 1 inch per second.
Feb. 10 2015 11:00 AMClimate Hacking Is Barking MadYou can’t fix the Earth with these geoengineering proposals, but you can sure make it worse.
Feb. 9 2015 11:16 AMAre Your Medications Safe?The FDA buries evidence of fraud in medical trials. My students and I dug it up.
Feb. 3 2015 11:47 PMPlush LifeWhy did people lose their minds over Beanie Babies?
Jan. 30 2015 11:52 AMThe GynandromorphsA phenomenon observed in insects, crustaceans, and birds results in animals that are both female and male.
Jan. 22 2015 8:15 AMThe Science of MmmHow food and drink tickle the brain’s pleasure centers.
Jan. 20 2015 1:14 PMHow Do Bowhead Whales Live Longer Than 200 Years?Researchers just mapped their genome for the first time to find out.
Jan. 13 2015 12:11 PMThe Truth About “Mysterious” Mass Bird DeathsWhy they will continue to happen.
March 12 2015 12:46 PMFather’s Tracks Are MeltingThe future of cross-country skiing’s historic race.
March 11 2015 8:13 AMA Real DragMercedes-Benz modeled a car on the boxfish. Only it completely misunderstood the boxfish.
March 6 2015 12:31 PMThe Kids Are All RightHave we made our children into moral monsters?
March 4 2015 1:55 PMGod Is My Co-PilotThinking about religion makes people take risks.
Feb. 27 2015 10:38 AMLessons From the DressVision is fundamentally ambiguous—but usually not this ambiguous.
Feb. 19 2015 2:55 PMWhat Gives Popcorn Its Pop?Slow-motion video shows why kernels leap and emit their distinctive sound.
Feb. 16 2015 9:02 PMStep Outside YourselfMeditation says to focus on the present. But life may be more meaningful if you don’t.
Feb. 10 2015 11:58 AMHow Not to Be the Next Brian WilliamsTen ways to avoid false memories.
Feb. 10 2015 7:30 AMThe Strangest Sunrise in AmericaWhat caused this beautiful scene in northern New Mexico?
Feb. 5 2015 11:07 AMThe Zombie Science of Bad DancingAn undead news item takes another turn around the floor.
Feb. 3 2015 7:30 AMSlate Voice: “James Watson Throws a Fit”Listen to Laura Helmuth read her piece about the tarnished legacy of a Nobel laureate.
Jan. 30 2015 9:45 AMSoft Football, Hard ScienceA rumble over physics and statistics has turned this year’s pregame hype into a classic test of mental toughness.
Jan. 21 2015 9:29 AMSecret SauceUmami is what makes savory foods so delicious.
Jan. 20 2015 12:46 PMWhy Do We Like Bitter Foods?There are receptors for bitter compounds all over your body.
Jan. 6 2015 7:58 AMEnglish Is the Language of ScienceThat’s lousy luck for scientists in most of the world.