Is the “July Effect” Real?What researchers say about the supposed spike in hospital deaths when new doctors start over the summer.
Can an Airline Pilot Really Make Up Time During a Flight?Or is it just a way of calming passengers?
“What Ratio of Your Blood to Pig’s Blood Are We Talking About Here?”Andrew W.K. on I Get Wet and the 33 ⅓ book series.
How Failure Breeds Success
“Down in the Hole”What’s the key to a successful Harvard commencement address? One word: fail.
Jesse Pinkman: One Sorry IndividualEvery single bad thing that's happened to Breaking Bad’s saddest soul.
Lutzes, Axels, and Toe Loops, Oh My!How elite figure skater Brianna Laxson spins, jumps, and somehow lands on her feet.
There and Back and There and Back AgainA Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit recap, in running shots.
Would Walmart’s Prices Spike if They Paid Their Employees More?Watch this video to find out.
Cleveland's Plan to Win Back LeBron JamesThis is owner Dan Gilbert's "dare to be great" situation.
WATCH: The Reaction as DOMA Went Down"It isn't everything, but it's a good indication that everything is not too far away."
The Battle Royale: Obama vs. RomneyThe president and his Republican challenger fight to the finish.
Roads & Kingdoms
Life After ISIS The Northern Iraqi city of Sinjar has been recaptured from ISIS, but it’s a long way from back to normal.
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The Best of Slate Podcasts Only have time for one podcast this week? Make it this one.
The Craziest Endings in College Football History After the turkey, enjoy some classic finishes.