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Does This Make Me Sound Insecure?

The linguistic tics that reveal self-doubt.

July 23 2014 1:41 PMWhat Is the Bloop?A sound recorded deep in the Pacific has been a lively mystery for years—even if it’s probably been solved.
July 22 2014 7:14 AMHow to Use More Than 10 Percent of Your BrainBe alive. Lucy perpetuates a strangely persistent myth.
July 20 2014 6:37 AMWait, What Did Neil Armstrong Say?How journalists interpreted the most important quote in history.
July 16 2014 1:58 PMWhat’s Wrong With Sentimentality?While critics sneer, scientists try to make sense of our love of weepy books and movies.
July 16 2014 12:30 PMThe Magnified View of a Rotifer in the Fight of Its Life As featured in Nikon's Small World in Motion competition.
July 11 2014 7:37 AMHow Not to Build a BrainNeuroscientists are battling over exceedingly ambitious EU and U.S. brain projects.
July 2 2014 11:48 PMThe Contradiction at the Heart of Road-TrippingThirteen ways to minimize your nature-loving drive’s cost to nature.
July 2 2014 11:51 AMThe Drowning DebacleOne of America’s most common causes of accidental death is also one of the most preventable. 
July 1 2014 7:02 AMObama’s Chance to Save the WhalesKeep Navy sonar exercises out of the world’s largest ocean reserve.
June 28 2014 5:50 PMFacebook’s Unethical ExperimentIt intentionally manipulated users’ emotions without their knowledge.
June 23 2014 7:36 AMSlate Voice:Who Is Middle Class?”Listen to Joshua Keating read his most popular post from the month of June.
June 17 2014 1:39 PMFalling for Familiar NarrativesThe New York TimesWashington Post, and Time contribute to a week of spectacularly bad social science reporting.
June 12 2014 8:06 AMWho Is Middle Class?You get a very different picture of the world depending on whose definition you use.
June 11 2014 7:11 AMForensic Science Isn’t ScienceWhy juries hear—and trust—so much biased, unreliable, inaccurate evidence.
June 9 2014 12:36 PMMurder in MiniatureOne woman’s ghastly dollhouse dioramas turned crime scene investigation into a science.
July 22 2014 4:04 PMMyths and Misreporting About Malaysia Airlines Flight 17Did a Dutch cyclist really almost take both doomed flights?
July 20 2014 2:54 PMDon’t Feel Sorry for Robert F. Kennedy Jr.A Washington Post profile portrays him as passionate and sympathetic. He’s actually obsessive and dangerous.
July 18 2014 12:21 PMAIDS Experts Killed in Plane CrashMissile strike from eastern Ukraine killed delegates flying to International AIDS Conference.
July 16 2014 1:07 PMWhat to Do if You’re Staring Down an AlligatorHint: Don’t run in a zigzag motion.
July 13 2014 11:30 PM“Unclaimed Treasures of Science”Even during the Cold War, these women brought feminism to STEM.
July 4 2014 6:03 AMWhat Happened at Slate This Week?Slate’s science editor on her favorite reads from Slate this week.
July 2 2014 1:34 PMTibetans’ Surprising InheritanceTheir adaptation to high altitude was passed down by Denisovan ancestors.
July 1 2014 7:56 AMCharles Darwin! My Name Is Alex Agassiz. You Humiliated My Father.Prepare to have your theory of coral reefs disproved.
June 29 2014 9:15 PMBlack Dog SyndromeWhy do people discriminate against dark pets?
June 25 2014 7:09 AMDevelopmental Psychology’s Weird ProblemAre we measuring basic facts about children? Or basic facts about rich kids?
June 22 2014 9:15 PMPocahontas: Fantasy and RealityWhy so many people still need the Indian princess.
June 17 2014 12:06 AMAre Americans Turning Against the Death Penalty?Six reasons why support for capital punishment is evaporating.
June 11 2014 4:31 PMDarwin’s Abominable MysteryWhere did flowers come from?
June 9 2014 3:11 PMPeople Who Shrug and Share Lies on Facebook Are the Problem
June 6 2014 9:49 AMHow Science Helped Win D-DayThe Army wanted a high tide, the Navy wanted a low.

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