Jan. 13 2016 1:18 PMShould I Play Powerball?A mathematician explains whether the $1.5 billion jackpot makes the lottery a good bet.
Jan. 6 2016 7:15 AMConservative Christians Are on a Mission in Public SchoolsHow anti-bullying, sex ed, and even science programs aim to convert students.
Dec. 30 2015 12:47 PMWhy Fact-Checking Donald Trump BackfiresPsychologists explain his enduring support despite his gaffes and lies.
Dec. 27 2015 8:00 PMWhy Do Employers Still Routinely Drug-Test Workers?There’s very little evidence it’s worth the cost or hassle.
Dec. 21 2015 2:04 PMSpooky Action at a Distance Gives Us a Glimpse of a Deeper RealityWhy some particles behave like bewitched socks.
Dec. 17 2015 11:11 AMHow Hands Made Humans HumanNew insights from the strange species Homo naledi.
Dec. 15 2015 5:56 AMScientists’ Silly, Dark, and Sometimes Inappropriate HumorWhat’s in a (scientific publication) name?
Dec. 10 2015 4:39 PMThese Animals Were Just As Awesome and Fascinating As DinosaursFossil mammals have been in the shadows for too long.
Dec. 3 2015 11:51 AMMore Guns Do Not Make the United States SaferSix things every American should know about gun violence.
Nov. 30 2015 12:16 PMWe Need a Moratorium on Genetically Modifying HumansThe technology for potentially creating designer babies has progressed much faster than the deliberation.
Nov. 25 2015 12:26 PMRemember the Oceans!The most important consequence of the Paris climate talks will be the fate of the oceans.
Nov. 19 2015 8:00 AMEvolution Is Finally Winning Out Over CreationismA majority of young people endorse the scientific explanation of how humans evolved.
Nov. 17 2015 5:36 PMThe Mathematical Case for HypocrisyIt may be a bad trait, but it’s sometimes unavoidable.
Nov. 11 2015 12:38 PMIs the Death Rate Really Increasing for Middle-Aged White Americans?I ran the numbers, and the story isn’t as simple as it seems.
Nov. 6 2015 11:24 AMWhat Happened at Slate This Week?Rachel E. Gross rounds up a very direct, matter-of-fact week.
Jan. 8 2016 9:36 AMA World Record Big Year for BirdsNoah Strycker thanks technology, good luck, and helpful birders everywhere.
Dec. 30 2015 4:49 PMHow an Evangelical Creationist Accepted EvolutionYoung people are reconciling faith and science.
Dec. 29 2015 12:37 PMThe Scariest Part of This Season’s Weird Weather Is Coming SoonTornadoes, floods, and a heat wave at the North Pole.
Dec. 22 2015 11:27 AMHow Anti-Evolution Bills Have EvolvedCreationists provide an example of descent with modification.
Dec. 20 2015 8:00 PMThe Year of Good ThingsFrom marriage equality to Pluto and beyond—these are the things we appreciated most about 2015.
Dec. 15 2015 10:00 AMSlate Voice: “Plush Life”Listen to Mark Joseph Stern reads his study of why people lost their minds over Beanie Babies. 
Dec. 14 2015 10:15 AMWild Horses Are Terrible for the WestThey’re scourges, not symbols, of wilderness.
Dec. 7 2015 10:19 AMWhat a Bunch of SnakesThe reptile lobby uses the tactics and rhetoric of the gun lobby.
Nov. 30 2015 6:46 PMThe Fossil of the Day Award Is the Best Part of the Paris Climate SummitActivists name and shame, with humor.
Nov. 27 2015 10:33 AMThe Generic CityBoring landscapes impede on our biological need for intrigue. So why are so many buildings so hideous?
Nov. 20 2015 10:23 AMDon’t Fear the Frankenfish The FDA approved a genetically engineered animal for human consumption. The campaign against it is based on fear, not facts.
Nov. 18 2015 12:05 PMHow Floods Shaped CivilizationHumans adapted to climate in the past, and we have to do so again.
Nov. 17 2015 9:30 AMHow Spit Heals WoundsNext time you wake up in a puddle of drool, don’t be repulsed, be thankful.
Nov. 10 2015 10:21 AMDon’t Order the GrouperA submarine trip to the scariest thing off the coast of Florida.
Nov. 6 2015 11:08 AMAre Religious Children More Selfish?A six-continent study of the foundations of generosity.