Brendan Borrell

Brendan Borrell is correspondent for the Scientist and has written about wildlife for Smithsonian and Natural History. His e-mail address is

Medical Examiner
April 4 2013 3:51 PMThe WHO vs. the Tea DoctorFor once, an herbal remedy actually works. Why are malaria experts against it?
The Green Lantern
May 4 2010 7:15 AMThe Greenest HighWhich illegal drug is best for the environment?
The Green Lantern
Nov. 3 2009 7:11 AMWhat Ever Happened to the Amazon Rain Forest?Did we save it or what?
Green Room
Aug. 19 2009 7:08 AMThose Doggone Conservationists
Green Room
April 21 2009 6:50 AMBlood for No Oil?Our obsession with climate change is killing off animals left and right.
Green Room
May 29 2008 1:20 PMThe Sea Lion and the SalmonShould we murder one to save the other?
The Green Lantern
May 11 2010 7:21 AMPump for the PlanetWhich brand of gas station should I use on my road trip?
The Green Lantern
Nov. 10 2009 9:54 AMSustainable SaladsWhich fruits, vegetables, and other crops have the smallest environmental footprints?
Green Room
Aug. 20 2009 1:24 PMWatching Wildlife With White People
Green Room
Aug. 18 2009 2:22 PMPimp My Ostrich
Green Room
Dec. 30 2008 8:04 AMeBay and IvoryThe auction site's ban on elephant products won't help the environment.


Medical Examiner

Here’s Where We Stand With Ebola

Even experienced international disaster responders are shocked at how bad it’s gotten.

It’s Not Easy for Me, but I Stand With Emma Watson on Women’s Rights

Divestment Is Fine but Mostly Symbolic. There’s a Better Way for Universities to Fight Climate Change.

Subprime Loans Are Back

And believe it or not, that’s a good thing.

It Is Very Stupid to Compare Hope Solo to Ray Rice

Building a Better Workplace

In Defense of HR

Startups and small businesses shouldn’t skip over a human resources department.

Why Are Lighter-Skinned Latinos and Asians More Likely to Vote Republican?

How Ted Cruz and Scott Brown Misunderstand What It Means to Be an American Citizen

  News & Politics
The World
Sept. 23 2014 10:55 AM This Isn’t the Syria Intervention Anyone Wanted
Business Insider
Sept. 23 2014 10:03 AM Watch Steve Jobs Tell Michael Dell, "We're Coming After You"
The Vault
Sept. 23 2014 10:24 AM How Bad Are Your Drinking Habits? An 18th-Century Temperance Thermometer Has the Verdict.
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 22 2014 7:43 PM Emma Watson Threatened With Nude Photo Leak for Speaking Out About Women's Equality
  Slate Plus
Slate Plus
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Brow Beat
Sept. 23 2014 9:42 AM Listen to the Surprising New Single From Kendrick Lamar
Future Tense
Sept. 23 2014 10:51 AM Is Apple Picking a Fight With the U.S. Government? Not exactly.
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 23 2014 7:00 AM I Stand With Emma Watson
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.