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.



Slate Plus Early Read: The Self-Made Man

The story of America’s most pliable, pernicious, irrepressible myth.

Rehtaeh Parsons Was the Most Famous Victim in Canada. Now, Journalists Can’t Even Say Her Name.

Mitt Romney May Be Weighing a 2016 Run. That Would Be a Big Mistake.

Amazing Photos From Hong Kong’s Umbrella Revolution

Transparent Is the Fall’s Only Great New Show

The XX Factor

Rehtaeh Parsons Was the Most Famous Victim in Canada

Now, journalists can't even say her name.


Lena Dunham, the Book

More shtick than honesty in Not That Kind of Girl.

What a Juicy New Book About Diane Sawyer and Katie Couric Fails to Tell Us About the TV News Business

Does Your Child Have Sluggish Cognitive Tempo? Or Is That Just a Disorder Made Up to Scare You?

  News & Politics
Damned Spot
Sept. 30 2014 9:00 AM Now Stare. Don’t Stop. The perfect political wife’s loving gaze in campaign ads.
Sept. 29 2014 7:01 PM We May Never Know If Larry Ellison Flew a Fighter Jet Under the Golden Gate Bridge
Dear Prudence
Sept. 30 2014 6:00 AM Drive-By Bounty Prudie advises a woman whose boyfriend demands she flash truckers on the highway.
  Double X
Sept. 29 2014 11:43 PM Lena Dunham, the Book More shtick than honesty in Not That Kind of Girl.
  Slate Plus
Slate Fare
Sept. 29 2014 8:45 AM Slate Isn’t Too Liberal, but … What readers said about the magazine’s bias and balance.
Brow Beat
Sept. 29 2014 9:06 PM Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice Looks Like a Comic Masterpiece
Future Tense
Sept. 30 2014 7:36 AM Almost Humane What sci-fi can teach us about our treatment of prisoners of war.
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 30 2014 7:30 AM What Lurks Beneath The Methane Lakes of Titan?
Sports Nut
Sept. 28 2014 8:30 PM NFL Players Die Young. Or Maybe They Live Long Lives. Why it’s so hard to pin down the effects of football on players’ lives.