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.
Don’t Sweat the Dodd-Frank Rollback Congress just gave Wall Street a win. It also opened the door for smarter, better financial reform.
What Happened at Slate This Week? Staff writer Lily Hay Newman shares what stories intrigued her at the magazine this week.
Squash vs. Baseball! Wrestling vs. Golf! Good riddance to the days when sports had to fight each other for Olympic survival.