Four Reasons You Shouldn’t ExistPhysics says you’re an impurity in an otherwise beautiful universe.
Can the Plover Save New York?Unexpected lessons from an endangered shorebird.
The Cannibal PuppeteerAnother online fetishist gets punished for his fantasies.
Finding Nemo Lied to Your KidsYou want a crazy adventure? Check out real clownfish sex.
Meat for Meat’s SakeGrowing burgers in the lab is a waste of time.
I Wish I Was a Little Bit ShorterThe research is clear: Being tall is hazardous to your health.
The End of Neuro-NonsenseIs the age of mindless brain research already over?
The Most Dangerous Volcano in North AmericaFamily, friends, trust me: Not everything in Mexico is scary.
Against ForgettingWhere have all the animals gone? It’s hard to fight for what you don’t know you’ve lost.
Stop Asking Tyrannosaurus Rex About Its DietCan’t a carnivorous dinosaur just eat whatever it wants to?
Virginia Heffernan’s Shameful ConfessionShe says she’s a creationist. Seriously.
Dopamine Is _________Is it love? Gambling? Reward? Addiction?
The Worst Marine Invasion EverI could not believe what I found inside a lionfish.
Born This Way?Scientists may have found a biological basis for homosexuality. That could be bad news for gay rights.
Madness Made Them GreatThomas Jefferson, Steve Jobs, Estée Lauder, and Charles Lindbergh suffered from the same mental illness.
Warp Speed? Not So Fast.A NASA engineer claims he has a way to move faster than the speed of light. Shh! It’s a secret.
An Open Letter to My Former NSA ColleaguesMathematicians, why are you not speaking out?
You're Getting Warmer …How do scientists quantify their doubt?
The Tiniest Tsunami RefugeesThey came from Japan, clinging to wreckage. They made it to the U.S., only to be destroyed. They are crabs, sea stars, and kelp.
No, You Shouldn’t Fear GMO CornHow Elle botched a story about genetically modified food.
Fire in the Hole!Machine guns, cannons, drones, exploding fish monsters, and a surprising cast of characters at Arizona’s Big Sandy Shoot.
Which U.S. City Has the Worst Drivers?A Slate investigation.
Too Good to Be TrueStatistics may say that women wear red when they’re fertile … but you can’t always trust statistics.
Killer Whale KillersA new film shows why orcas don’t belong at SeaWorld, but it misses the real problem.
What Are Neuromarketers Really Selling?The poor data and shoddy logic behind a hyped business boom.
The Scrotum Is NutsWhy are testicles kept in a vulnerable dangling sac? It’s not why you think.
Great White Sharks Are BackHas a marine mammal conservation program become too successful?
The Best and Worst Parts of Obama’s Climate PlanSome of it matters. Some of it looks like résumé padding.
I Don’t Feel Your PainA failure of empathy perpetuates racial disparities.
Orthodox Environmentalists Don’t Want You to See My Environmental FilmBobby Kennedy Jr. calls it “an elaborate hoax,” but scientists are on my side.