Alison Gopnik

Science
Oct. 11 2012 3:30 AMWhy Your 4-Year-Old Is As Smart as Nate SilverAnd if kids are so smart, why are adults so stupid about statistics?
Doublex
Feb. 19 2011 7:07 AMWhat John Tierney Gets Wrong About Women ScientistsUnderstanding a new study about discrimination.
Books
Nov. 29 2010 8:00 AMHow Weird Is Consciousness?Scientists may not even be asking the right questions.
Brains!
April 26 2007 6:19 PMCells That Read Minds?What the myth of mirror neurons gets wrong about the human brain.
College Week
Nov. 16 2005 6:55 AMCollege MakeoverLet them solve problems.
Doublex
March 16 2011 2:15 PMWhy Preschool Shouldn't Be Like SchoolNew research shows that teaching kids more and more, at ever-younger ages, may backfire.
Books
Feb. 7 2011 6:51 AMDiagnosing the Digital RevolutionWhy it's so hard to tell whether it's really changing us.
Books
Feb. 22 2010 9:28 AMTo Drug or Not To DrugJudith Warner misses the real questions about medicating children.
Culturebox
Dec. 20 2005 6:24 AMThe Real Reason Children Love FantasyKids aren't escapists, they're little scientists.

TODAY IN SLATE

History

The Self-Made Man

The story of America’s most pliable, pernicious, irrepressible myth.

Michigan’s Tradition of Football “Toughness” Needs to Go—Starting With Coach Hoke

Does Your Child Have “Sluggish Cognitive Tempo”? Or Is That Just a Disorder Made Up to Scare You?

The First Case of Ebola in America Has Been Diagnosed in Dallas

Why Indians in America Are Mad for India’s New Prime Minister

Damned Spot

Now Stare. Don’t Stop.

The perfect political wife’s loving gaze in campaign ads.

Building a Better Workplace

You Deserve a Pre-cation

The smartest job perk you’ve never heard of.

Don’t Panic! The U.S. Already Stops Ebola and Similar Diseases From Spreading. Here’s How.

Parents, Get Your Teenage Daughters the IUD

The XX Factor
Sept. 30 2014 12:34 PM Parents, Get Your Teenage Daughters the IUD
  News & Politics
Politics
Sept. 30 2014 6:59 PM The Democrats’ War at Home Can the president’s party defend itself from the president’s foreign policy blunders?
  Business
Moneybox
Sept. 30 2014 7:02 PM At Long Last, eBay Sets PayPal Free
  Life
Gaming
Sept. 30 2014 7:35 PM Who Owns Scrabble’s Word List? Hasbro says the list of playable words belongs to the company. Players beg to differ.
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 30 2014 12:34 PM Parents, Get Your Teenage Daughters the IUD
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Sept. 30 2014 3:21 PM Meet Jordan Weissmann Five questions with Slate’s senior business and economics correspondent.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Sept. 30 2014 4:45 PM Steven Soderbergh Is Doing Some Next-Level Work on The Knick
  Technology
Future Tense
Sept. 30 2014 7:00 PM There’s Going to Be a Live-Action Tetris Movie for Some Reason
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 30 2014 6:44 PM Ebola Was Already Here How the United States contains deadly hemorrhagic fevers.
  Sports
Sports Nut
Sept. 30 2014 5:54 PM Goodbye, Tough Guy It’s time for Michigan to fire its toughness-obsessed coach, Brady Hoke.