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.


Justice Ginsburg’s Crucial Dissent in the Texas Voter ID Case

The Jarring Experience of Watching White Americans Speak Frankly About Race

How Facebook’s New Feature Could Come in Handy During a Disaster

The Most Ingenious Teaching Device Ever Invented

Sprawl, Decadence, and Environmental Ruin in Nevada

View From Chicago

You Should Be Able to Sell Your Kidney

Or at least trade it for something.

Space: The Next Generation

An All-Female Mission to Mars

As a NASA guinea pig, I verified that women would be cheaper to launch than men.

Terrorism, Immigration, and Ebola Are Combining Into a Supercluster of Anxiety

The Legal Loophole That Allows Microsoft to Seize Assets and Shut Down Companies

  News & Politics
Oct. 19 2014 1:05 PM Dawn Patrol Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s critically important 5 a.m. wake-up call on voting rights.
Business Insider
Oct. 19 2014 11:40 AM Pot-Infused Halloween Candy Is a Worry in Colorado
Oct. 17 2014 5:26 PM Judge Begrudgingly Strikes Down Wyoming’s Gay Marriage Ban
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 17 2014 4:23 PM A Former FBI Agent On Why It’s So Hard to Prosecute Gamergate Trolls
  Slate Plus
Slate Picks
Oct. 17 2014 1:33 PM What Happened at Slate This Week?  Senior editor David Haglund shares what intrigued him at the magazine. 
Oct. 19 2014 4:33 PM Building Family Relationships in and out of Juvenile Detention Centers
Future Tense
Oct. 17 2014 6:05 PM There Is No Better Use For Drones Than Star Wars Reenactments
  Health & Science
Space: The Next Generation
Oct. 19 2014 11:45 PM An All-Female Mission to Mars As a NASA guinea pig, I verified that women would be cheaper to launch than men.
Sports Nut
Oct. 16 2014 2:03 PM Oh What a Relief It Is How the rise of the bullpen has changed baseball.