Why Does Your Body Do These Strange Things?Doctors explain Reddit’s list of bizarre and secret bodily behaviors.
“Did All the Girls PT?”Free pregnancy tests are a good way to fight fetal alcohol syndrome. Condoms are better.
Quacking All the Way to the BankNaturopaths are winning insurance coverage for medical nonsense.
If Your Veterinarian Offers Acupuncture, Find a Different VetSticking needles in your dog won’t make it feel better.
History of Innovation
Jonas Salk: Good at Virology, Bad at EconomicsHe didn’t patent his vaccine, but that doesn’t mean others shouldn’t.
Feed the World
Why Does China Not Have Famines Anymore?Two competing explanations for the end of 2,000 years of starvation.
Fertility Clinic Data Means Bad MedicineSuccess rates are misleading and often dishonest.
Should It Really Take 14 Years to Become a Doctor?It’s time to experiment with medical school.
God Is Dead. Long Live Downward Dog.How Americans replaced therapeutic prayer with therapeutic yoga.
Have a Great Day, Honey, and Don’t Get EbolaAre we doing enough to protect U.S. health care workers?
Mellow, Paranoid, Happy, or MeanWhy do people respond so differently to the same drugs?
Did Elliot Rodger’s Therapists Fail?What prevents law enforcement and mental health professionals from stopping a killer?
Are No-Kill Shelters Good for Cats and Dogs?The animal welfare world’s vicious fight about what it means to be humane.
Allergies Are the Real Midlife CrisisIs there a way to stop allergies from re-emerging during your 30s?
Are Hackathons the Future of Medical Innovation?A new way to think about progress in health care.
Mitochondrial Disease or Medical Child Abuse?Justina Pelletier’s case is a study in diagnostic challenges.
Let’s Get Quackery Out of Cancer CareReiki and reflexology have no place in hospitals.
Terrorists Have Not Claimed Responsibility for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Does That Mean It Wasn’t a Terrorist Attack?
Get Ready for the Next Big Medical FightIs sensory processing disorder a real disease?
TODAY IN SLATE
I was hit by a teacher in an East Texas public school. It taught me nothing.
Chief Justice John Roberts Says $1,000 Can’t Buy Influence in Congress. Looks Like He’s Wrong.
Chief Justice John Roberts Says $1,000 Can’t Buy Influence in Congress. Looks Like He’s Wrong. The Supreme Court is wrong about the influence you can buy with less than $5,200.
After This Merger, One Company Could Control One-Third of the Planet's Beer Sales
Hidden Messages in Corporate Logos
If You’re Outraged by the NFL, Follow This Satirical Blowhard on Twitter
Giving Up on Goodell
How the NFL lost the trust of its most loyal reporters.
Can of Worms Prudie offers advice to a letter writer who wants to blackmail a famous ex with tapes of his fetish.