Everything Is CrumblingAn influential psychological theory, borne out in hundreds of experiments, may have just been debunked. How can so many scientists have been so wrong?
How Newly Discovered Species Get Their Weird NamesWhatever you do, don’t name your new species after yourself. That’s tacky.
Should I Play Powerball?A mathematician explains whether the $1.5 billion jackpot makes the lottery a good bet.
Conservative Christians Are on a Mission in Public SchoolsHow anti-bullying, sex ed, and even science programs aim to convert students.
Why Fact-Checking Donald Trump BackfiresPsychologists explain his enduring support despite his gaffes and lies.
Why Do Employers Still Routinely Drug-Test Workers?There’s very little evidence it’s worth the cost or hassle.
Spooky Action at a Distance Gives Us a Glimpse of a Deeper RealityWhy some particles behave like bewitched socks.
Scientists’ Silly, Dark, and Sometimes Inappropriate HumorWhat’s in a (scientific publication) name?
These Animals Were Just As Awesome and Fascinating As DinosaursFossil mammals have been in the shadows for too long.
More Guns Do Not Make the United States SaferSix things every American should know about gun violence.
The Meme That Spawned a Science Bonanza What have we learned from a year’s worth of research on “the dress”?
Psychopathic, Narcissistic Machiavellians The traits that make con artists—and stockbrokers and lawyers—tick.
Let’s Kill All the MosquitoesNow is the time to wipe the disease-carrying critters off the face of the Earth.
The Power of the “Power Pose”Amy Cuddy’s famous finding is the latest example of scientific overreach.
A World Record Big Year for BirdsNoah Strycker thanks technology, good luck, and helpful birders everywhere.
The Scariest Part of This Season’s Weird Weather Is Coming SoonTornadoes, floods, and a heat wave at the North Pole.
The Year of Good ThingsFrom marriage equality to Pluto and beyond—these are the things we appreciated most about 2015.
Slate Voice: “Plush Life”Listen to Mark Joseph Stern reads his study of why people lost their minds over Beanie Babies.
The Fossil of the Day Award Is the Best Part of the Paris Climate SummitActivists name and shame, with humor.