Free the NursesOne answer to our health care crisis: Let nurse practitioners do primary care on their own.
Clap TrapWomen are hit especially hard by this STI—and were once blamed for its spread. What will a gonorrhea superbug mean for female patients?
Of Course Birth Control Pills Should Be Sold Over the CounterNo, they do not interact badly with antibiotics.
How Sane Parents Got Paranoid About VaccinesA review of Seth Mnookin's The Panic Virus: A True Story of Medicine, Science and Fear.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Ebola Story
How our minds build narratives out of disaster.
The Budget Disaster That Completely Sabotaged the WHO’s Response to Ebola
PowerPoint Is the Worst, and Now It’s the Latest Way to Hack Into Your Computer
The Shooting Tragedies That Forged Canada’s Gun Politics
A Highly Unscientific Ranking of Crazy-Old German Beers
Welcome to 13th Grade!
Some high schools are offering a fifth year. That’s a great idea.
The Actual World
“Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.
Landslide Landrieu Can the Louisiana Democrat use the powers of incumbency to save herself one more time?
Crack Open an Old One A highly unscientific evaluation of Germany’s oldest breweries.
One More Reason Not to Use PowerPoint: It’s The Gateway for a Serious Windows Vulnerability
Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.