Twist: Lost Was Supposed to Be a "Real-World" ProceduralA leaked memo claimed the show would “provide rational, real-world explanations for the seemingly bizarre.”
How Can a Blood Test Tell if You're Schizophrenic?The new method could launch within 18 months.
Peak Negativity We are about to reach 1 million U.S. Senate race ads. Few had anything nice to say.
Your Professor Isn’t a Lazy Luddite When a college class goes low-tech, students should be delighted, not disappointed.
Behind the Scenes
The Great Writing Vs. Talking Debate Is it harder to be a good writer or a good talker?
Introducing Slate’s Marathon Time Predictor A better way to calculate how fast you’ll run.