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

Politics

Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem

Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology. 

I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough

So they added a little self-immolation.

Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War

Medical Examiner

The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola 

The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.

Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore, and Schools Are Getting Worried

The Good Wife Is Cynical, Thrilling, and Grown-Up. It’s Also TV’s Best Drama.

  News & Politics
Weigel
Sept. 20 2014 11:13 AM -30-
  Business
Business Insider
Sept. 20 2014 6:30 AM The Man Making Bill Gates Richer
  Life
Quora
Sept. 20 2014 7:27 AM How Do Plants Grow Aboard the International Space Station?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 4:58 PM Steubenville Gets the Lifetime Treatment (And a Cheerleader Erupts Into Flames)
  Slate Plus
Slate Picks
Sept. 19 2014 12:00 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? The Slatest editor tells us to read well-informed skepticism, media criticism, and more.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Sept. 20 2014 1:52 PM Julian Casablancas’ New Album Sounds Like the Furthest Thing From the Strokes
  Technology
Future Tense
Sept. 19 2014 6:31 PM The One Big Problem With the Enormous New iPhone
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 20 2014 7:00 AM The Shaggy Sun
  Sports
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.