The Genomic OracleIf your DNA is sequenced at birth, how would it affect your life? A new project aims to find out.
Good Scientist! You Get a Badge.Precious research money is wasted on unreal results, but we can change the culture of science.
Yet Another "Missing Link"A brand-new Australopithecus fossil is fascinating and important. But it's not one of our direct ancestors.
Strain GameCould information about a lab-made virus really help evildoers create a biological weapon?
"This Paper Should Not Have Been Published"Scientists see fatal flaws in the NASA study of arsenic-based life.
The Strong, Loud Type Chris Christie is offering a blunt-talking tough-guy routine to win over voters.
The XX Factor
Duggar Revelations Are Just the Latest Sex Abuse Scandal to Rock Far-Right Fundamentalism
What Happened at Slate This Week? Assistant interactives editor Andrew Kahn on the best of Slate, from the history of slavery to Mad Men.
Ironic Misandry Claims Its First Victim A woman tweets #KillAllWhiteMen and the Internet explodes.
How Things Break Ali fought Liston 50 years ago. Two legends were born, but another was broken.