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.
“Richmond Reoccupied by Men Who Wore the Gray” In 1890, the former Confederate capital erected a monument to Robert E. Lee—and reasserted white supremacy.
Slate Voice: “Bitch, I’ll Tell You Why This Sentence Construction Is So Effective” Listen to Katy Waldman read about the perfect sentence construction—and what makes it it’s so powerful.