A new study in Nature Methods suggests that male researchers stress out lab mice, while female ones don’t. And that isn’t just human males—male dogs, guinea pigs, and cats also provoked a response.
Obama’s Middle East Gamble The president is trying to engage the troubled region on his own terms. Is that even possible?
Inside Higher Ed
No Funds for You The Department of Education withholds massive amounts of funding from “risky” colleges. It doesn’t have to tell us which ones.
What We Like Right Now Our favorite picks for the week of March 23, curated by Slate writers and editors.
Best Loss Ever A Duke-hating aficionado’s guide to the sweetest Blue Devils tournament defeats of all time.