Brian Switek

Brian Switek is the author of My Beloved Brontosaurus and Written in Stone. He blogs at Laelaps on National Geographic's Phenomena.

Wild Things
April 22 2014 9:25 AMWhales vs. Dinosaurs: What’s the Biggest Animal of All Time?
Wild Things
Oct. 28 2013 12:05 PMThe Most Adorable Animals Engage in the Most Reprehensible Behavior
April 5 2013 11:26 AMThe Most Ridiculous Scene in Jurassic ParkIt’s not the “bringing dinosaurs back to life” bit that makes paleontologists snort.
Animal Forecast
Feb. 7 2013 1:11 PMWhat Really Killed the Dinosaurs?“An asteroid 65 million years ago” is no longer enough.
Nov. 23 2012 10:00 AMWhy Are Bigfoot Rumors So Persistent?Inside the search for North American’s supposed Sasquatch man-ape.
Sept. 19 2012 3:45 AMFeathered Dinosaurs Drive Creationists CrazyBiblical literalists are on a campaign to “take dinosaurs back.”
Wild Things
Nov. 8 2013 10:47 AMThe Most Horrifying Real-Life Creatures That Ought to Be Movie Stars
April 16 2013 1:19 PMWhat Happened to My Brontosaurus?The scaly, dimwitted monsters of our childhood have been killed off by fluffy, feathered, sprightly dinosaurs.
Animal Forecast
Feb. 28 2013 5:13 PMDid We Doom the Mammoths?The end times of saber-toothed cats, giant wombats, and carnivorous koalas.
Jan. 9 2013 4:45 AMThe Million-Dollar Dinosaur ScandalMeet the crooks, smugglers, and counterfeiters who run the most brazen fossil scams.
Nov. 21 2012 10:02 AMEnjoy a Delicious Dinosaur on ThanksgivingWhat, beside humans, ate dinosaurs? Sharks!



Crying Rape

False rape accusations exist, and they are a serious problem.

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

No, New York Times, Shonda Rhimes Is Not an “Angry Black Woman” 

Brow Beat
Sept. 19 2014 1:39 PM Shonda Rhimes Is Not an “Angry Black Woman,” New York Times. Neither Are Her Characters.

The Music Industry Is Ignoring Some of the Best Black Women Singing R&B

How Will You Carry Around Your Huge New iPhone? Apple Pants!

Medical Examiner

The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola 

The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.


The Other Huxtable Effect

Thirty years ago, The Cosby Show gave us one of TV’s great feminists.

There’s a Way to Keep Ex-Cons Out of Prison That Pays for Itself. Why Don’t More States Use It?

Why Men Can Never Remember Anything

The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 1:11 PM Why Men Can Never Remember Anything
Sept. 19 2014 11:33 AM An Up-Close Look at the U.S.–Mexico Border
  News & Politics
Sept. 19 2014 1:56 PM Scotland’s Attack on the Status Quo Expect more political earthquakes across Europe.
Sept. 19 2014 3:24 PM Why Innovators Hate MBAs
Inside Higher Ed
Sept. 19 2014 1:34 PM Empty Seats, Fewer Donors? College football isn’t attracting the audience it used to.
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 3:07 PM Everything Is a "Women's Issue"
  Slate Plus
Slate Picks
Sept. 19 2014 12:00 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? The Slatest editor tells us to read well-informed skepticism, media criticism, and more.
Brow Beat
Sept. 19 2014 3:33 PM Drinking Fancy Cocktails at Denny’s
Future Tense
Sept. 19 2014 12:38 PM Forward, March! Nine leading climate scientists urge you to attend the People’s Climate March.
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 19 2014 12:13 PM The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola  The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.
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.