The Man Who Discovered ThiaminToday, we take vitamin B1 for granted. But it took a horrible, wasting disease—and lots and lots of chickens—for scientists to discover it.
Flywheel: SoulCycling for the Truly SadisticI killed myself to win a fitness competition involving a stationary bike and a torque board. I won. For what?
The Myths of Katrina Ten years after the storm, falsehood about warnings, violence, and recovery persist. Here’s the truth.
What Happened at Slate This Week? International affairs writer Joshua Keating on what to read to understand the apparently permanent slowdown of the Chinese economy.