Killing in the Name of CleanlinessThe shocking stupidity and brutality of Nazi doctors’ response to typhus.
A Giant Pain in the WalletHow drug companies are making crucial, common drugs up to 100 times more expensive.
Fear of ReplacementWhat if a vaccine kills off one strain of a disease—but makes room for another?
El Salvador's Irrelevant ElectionsSalvadorans working in the United States—not politicians—drive the country's economy.
The Real Scandal in VirginiaThe governor said an unproven dietary supplement in trouble with the FDA “works for me!”
The Real Problem With VaccinesOur system for compensating injured children is hurting—and this week's Supreme Court ruling doesn't help.
Listening to the Black BoxDid the FDA's warnings on antidepressants have any effect on teen suicide?
Treating Autism as if Vaccines Caused ItThe theory may be dead, but the treatments live on.
Squash the BugEurope is killing off hospital infections. Why isn't the United States following suit?
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.
Monster Kids from poorer neighborhoods keep coming to trick-or-treat in mine. Do I have to give them candy?
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.