Under the DomeThe tragic, untold story of the world’s first planetarium.
Vitruvian Man Had a HerniaThe beautifully proportioned drawing illustrates our place in the universe better than Leonardo da Vinci ever knew.
Five Reasons Why Absurdly Improbable Things Happen All the Time
The Cruelty of CreationismA new documentary shows how biblical fundamentalism imprisons the mind.
Science vs. FictionKen Ham and Bill Nye debate evolution at the Creation Museum.
The Missing MonarchsMonsanto’s Roundup and genetically modified crops are harming everybody’s favorite butterfly.
Map: Publicly Funded Schools That Are Allowed to Teach Creationism.Thousands of schools in states across the country can use taxpayer money to cast doubt on basic science.
Texas Public Schools Are Teaching CreationismAn investigation into charter schools’ dishonest and unconstitutional science, history, and “values” lessons.
The Rich Think They’re Superior. That’s Deluded and Dangerous.
Are Hobbits Human?Textual and genetic analysis of our closest real and magical relatives.
Animals of the YearSlate’s best stories about other species.
Babies Want Revenge… As long as someone else levies the sentence. The science of right and wrong in infancy.
The Sculpture on the MoonScandals and conflicts obscured one of the most extraordinary achievements of the Space Age.
Inside the BoxPeople don’t actually like creativity.
Promiscuity Is PragmaticWhy women and other female primates seek out multiple partners.
What Separates Us From the Animals?Our imaginations. And having friends with imaginations.
How Can You Explain “Color” to an 11-Year-Old?Alan Alda’s challenge to scientists: Let kids be the judges.
Cupid’s LabradorDogs really can help you find love.
The Deadliest Cancers, in One Chart
The Feminist Origins of “Eight Cups a Day”The water-healing quackery that empowered women’s medicine.
Ten Things I Learned About MeAnd maybe about you, too, while writing a book about the self.
The Darwin Fish Is Why You Can HearHow our deep ancestors breathed their way onto land.
How Safe Is Our Drinking Water?
What Does a Puffin Taste Like?The answer is even worse than the question.
Antarctica’s Poet-in-ResidenceWhat endures and what does not?
Ice PalacesSpectacular pressure ridges, glacial crevasses, and ice caves in Antarctica.
Your Penis Is Huge… Compared to an ape’s. It’s probably the same size as every other man’s, though.
Do We Live in a 10-Dimensional Hologram?Why physicists imagine mind-bending black-hole universes.
Is Anything More Adorable Than a Penguin?Especially when they tug on your shoelaces and give you a googly-eyed stare.
The Most Neurosexist Study of the Year?Don’t believe the hype that men’s and women’s brains are wired differently.