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.
Jan. 2 2015 11:05 AMSurprise!The most important skill in science or self-improvement is noticing the unexpected.
Dec. 22 2014 1:31 PMIt’s a BirdCinereous mourner chicks seem to mimic toxic caterpillars both in appearance and behavior.
Dec. 16 2014 8:00 AMA Toast to the Safe Drinking Water ActIts radical idea—tap water should be safe to drink—has been a huge, underappreciated success.
Dec. 11 2014 11:44 PMRed States Are Getting a New Shade of RedderThe people who deny climate change are most likely to suffer from it.
Dec. 8 2014 11:21 AMThe Strange Rise of Carnivorous PlantsTracing the first fossil of an insect-killing plant.
Dec. 4 2014 9:37 AMBusy Boys and Little LadiesHow fake brain science has supported gender segregation in schools.
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.
Jan. 4 2015 7:36 PMJust Hit the Damn DeerExpert advice about how to drive safely among North America’s most dangerous animals.
Dec. 24 2014 11:56 AMWhat Makes Children Stop Believing in Santa Claus?Parents say one thing. Physics says another.
Dec. 16 2014 6:18 PMMerry and BrightChristmas decorations are visible from space.
Dec. 15 2014 1:38 PMOut ColdWhat really happens to your body temperature when you drink.
Dec. 11 2014 2:44 PMTaser of the WildElectric eels shock prey just like Tasers stun human victims.
Dec. 4 2014 12:56 PMIt Is Not Possible to Get the Flu From a Flu ShotThis video explains why.
Dec. 2 2014 8:16 AMBirdmenCockfighters spread the chicken across the globe.