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The Best Things to Do in a Bear Encounter

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Aug. 29 2014 8:08 AMFifty Years of WildernessThe Wilderness Act’s most practical, important protection is its prohibition on roads.
Aug. 27 2014 3:00 PMWhich U.S. City Has the Worst Drivers?A Slate investigation.
Aug. 20 2014 11:50 PMWhat Do Talking Apes Really Tell Us?The strange, disturbing world of Koko the gorilla and Kanzi the bonobo.
Aug. 19 2014 1:19 PMThe Best (and Worst) Ways to Avoid Lightning StrikesLying on the ground? Seeking shelter in a car? What about the “30/30” rule?
Aug. 14 2014 1:06 PMThe Power of TreesThe U.S. Forest Service wants to prove the immediate, measurable effects of tree loss on human health.
Aug. 12 2014 11:49 PMNeural NostalgiaWhy do we love the music we heard as teenagers?
Aug. 7 2014 1:27 PMWhy Do American Schizophrenics Hear Threatening Voices​? Ghanaian and Indian schizophrenics often don't. 
Aug. 5 2014 12:56 PMWhat’s Heavier: 1 Pound of Feathers or 1 Pound of Lead?A classic gotcha riddle may be more complicated than it seems.
Aug. 1 2014 3:12 PMFashion QuantifiedWhere does your outfit fall on this equation of style?
July 31 2014 8:56 AMSlate Voice: “Does This Make Me Sound Insecure?”Listen to Katy Waldman read her most popular article from the month of July.
July 29 2014 9:30 AMIs Religion Good for Children?Secular children differ in happiness, mental health, and their grasp of reality.
July 25 2014 2:51 PMMultigenerational Households Make SenseWhy more and more adults are living with their parents.
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 18 2014 12:21 PMAIDS Experts Killed in Plane CrashMissile strike from eastern Ukraine killed delegates flying to International AIDS Conference.
Aug. 27 2014 3:55 PMAll the Strange Ways People Attract MosquitosYour blood type is just the beginning.
Aug. 21 2014 12:38 PMI Sensed That Many Had Never Told Their Story to an Outsider”The story behind “What Do Talking Apes Really Tell Us.”
Aug. 19 2014 11:42 PMWhat Makes People Look Like Their Pets?The eyes are a window to the ego.
Aug. 18 2014 11:45 PMA Memorable FlightHow people with and without post-traumatic stress disorder recall 25 minutes of terror.
Aug. 13 2014 12:59 PMThe Case of JerryMedical examiner Judy Melinek on how she cracked her most ambiguous autopsy.
Aug. 7 2014 5:45 PMWhite People Are Fine With Laws That Harm BlacksThe futility of fighting criminal justice racism with statistics.
Aug. 6 2014 11:17 AMWhy Do Scientists Commit Fraud?The latest stem cell research misconduct investigation ends in tragedy.
Aug. 5 2014 9:57 AMKilling in the Name of CleanlinessThe shocking stupidity and brutality of Nazi doctors’ response to typhus.
July 31 2014 12:26 PMWhy Psychologists’ Food Fight Matters“Important findings” haven’t been replicated, and science may have to change its ways.
July 30 2014 11:49 AMThe Truth About Elevator DeathsThey are vanishingly rare—but that doesn’t stop people from debating the best way to survive a sudden fall. 
July 27 2014 8:15 PMHow Far Should We Go to Save Our Pets?Veterinarians with wondrous new treatments face an ethical dilemma.
July 23 2014 11:49 PMDoes This Make Me Sound Insecure?The linguistic tics that reveal self-doubt.
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 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.

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