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.
Procedural Purgatory It’s time to stop asking when Loretta Lynch will be confirmed and start wondering if she ever will be.
What Happened at Slate This Week? Alison Griswold describes her experience reporting on the Germanwings tragedy.
Is This Thing On? The fierce debate over whether we should try to contact extraterrestrial life or wait for aliens to contact us.
Even Lufthansa’s Exhaustive Psychiatric Tests Couldn’t Have Stopped a Tragedy Like the Germanwings Crash