What’s So Dangerous About “Killer Bees”?Humans can survive more than 1,000 stings, but swarms can be even bigger.
Can a Nightmare Really Kill You?The disturbing syndrome Wes Craven says inspired Nightmare on Elm Street.
The Cosmic History of Earth’s WaterUp to half of the planet’s water may predate the solar system—and the sun.
What Exactly Happens When Someone Is Exposed to Ebola?
The Magical Law of ContagionWhy people pay silly money for strange celebrity memorabilia.
Does the Earth Really Have a “Hum”?Yes, but probably not the one you’re thinking.
Practice Does Not Make PerfectWe are not all created equal where our genes and abilities are concerned.
A Man Drinks a Fifth of Jack Daniel’s in 13 SecondsHow much alcohol does it take to kill you?
Misogyny Is Not Human NatureOnline spaces shouldn’t be dominated by bitter baboons.
Who Deserves Those 4 Inches of Airplane Seat Space?An investigation into the economics of reclining.
The Changing Face of Climate ChangeWill the leaders of the People’s Climate March now lead the movement?
Do People Still Die of Rabies?And how do you know if an animal is rabid?
The Case of the Missing CerebellumHow did a Chinese woman live 24 years missing part of her brain?
Did DNA Evidence Really Identify Jack the Ripper?Behind the hype is some shoddy forensic science.
Why Is So Much Honey Clover Honey?Honeybees pollinate almonds and fruit trees, but we don’t have much almond honey.
You Age Faster in Denver Than in New OrleansThe everyday effects of relativity.
Ebola Is Not a WeaponConspiracy theories are highly contagious. Here’s why they’re wrong.
Beaming With PrideThe winners of the Nobel Prize in chemistry made possible these gorgeous, glowing microscope images.
These Women Should Win a Nobel Prize in PhysicsIt’s been more than 50 years. There are plenty of excellent candidates.
The Panic VirusHow public health officials are keeping Americans calm about the Ebola threat.
Climate Science Is Settled EnoughThe Wall Street Journal’s fresh face of climate inaction.
America’s Chimp ProblemWhere should laboratory apes go to retire?
Trust MeWhat I learned about the emotional side of our faith in others.
Chart: Drugs Kill YoungThe number of Americans killed by drugs and the victims’ average age at death, charted.
Why Is Fall Red in America but Yellow in Europe?A possible explanation, 35 million years in the making.
Slate Voice: “Why Is So Much Honey Clover Honey?”Mike Vuolo shares the story of your honey.
It’s All ConnectedWhat links creativity, conspiracy theories, and delusions? A phenomenon called apophenia.
Why Identical Twins Aren’t Really Identical
Trench WarfareThe feds want to define “waters of the United States” scientifically. Farmers are freaked out.
Can Blue Whales Recover?Populations off California may have reached historic levels, but that is not the case everywhere.