Juicy JournalsFor us doctors, medical publications aren't just vital knowledge. They're gossip.
The Buck Stops With the DocSometimes, blaming the system is fair. But in medicine, it can be a dangerous cop-out.
Organ MeatLetting people peddle their kidneys might save lives, but the ethical price is too high.
The Human Cost of Crippling CastroHealth care is still pretty good in Cuba--unless you die waiting for embargoed supplies.
E.R. and the Triple HexWhen a full moon and a lunar eclipse collide with Friday the 13th, do more accidents really happen?
Partial Truths in the Partial-Birth-Abortion DebateEvery abortion is gross, but the technique is not the issue.
Of Course You Don't Like Your HMOIt's because your employer chose your health plan, and you didn't.
CybertestsHate exams (medical or otherwise)? What if a computer designed them just for you?
The Dead Baby MysteryTelling homicide from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome isn't as easy as you think.
Manning the Hospital BarricadesWhy do groups--even groups of doctors--instinctively hate each other?
One for My Baby, but 0.08 for the RoadWhy the liquor lobby's arguments against cutting blood-alcohol limits are all wet.
Cold ComfortZinc may help your sniffles--but only because you really believe it will.
Does the Third World Deserve Second-Class AIDS Treatment?Yes; some help is better than no help.
Drowsy DocsIf tired truckers are a threat, what about those sleep-deprived medical residents?
TODAY IN SLATE
Meet the New Bosses
How the Republicans would run the Senate.
The Government Is Giving Millions of Dollars in Electric-Car Subsidies to the Wrong Drivers
The Government Is Giving Millions of Dollars in Electric-Car Subsidies to the Wrong Drivers How California’s green-vehicle subsidies magnify the state’s income inequality problem.
Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.
Photos of the Crowds That Took Over NYC for the People’s Climate March
People’s Climate March in Photos Hundreds of thousands of marchers took to the streets of NYC in the largest climate rally in history.
Friends Was the Last Purely Pleasurable Sitcom
Attractive People Being Funny While Doing Amusing and Sometimes Romantic Things Don’t dismiss it. Friends was a truly great show.
This Whimsical Driverless Car Imagines Transportation in 2059
- Protesters Take to the Streets to Sound Alarm on Climate Change in New York, Across the World
- Knife-Carrying White House Jumper is Vet who Feared “Atmosphere Was Collapsing”
- North Korea: American Sentenced to Hard Labor Wanted to Become “Second Snowden”
- Almost One in Four Americans Support Idea of Splitting From the Union
Did America Get Fat by Drinking Diet Soda?
A high-profile study points the finger at artificial sweeteners.
Adrian Peterson Has a Terrible Contract, and Cutting Him Would Save the Vikings a Lot of Money
Slate Voice: “Why Is So Much Honey Clover Honey?” Mike Vuolo shares the story of your honey.
Predicting the Future for the U.S. Government The strange but satisfying work of creating the National Intelligence Council’s Global Trends report.
Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.