Are Your Medications Safe?The FDA buries evidence of fraud in medical trials. My students and I dug it up.
Mysteries of the Universe
What Is NASA for?The space agency’s need to find a justification for its existence has damaged its integrity.
Fusion Energy’s Dreamers, Hucksters, and LoonsBottling up the power of the sun will always be 20 years away.
Space: The Next Generation
The Billionaires’ Space ClubCatapulting the very rich into space isn’t new, and it isn’t about exploration.
Defenseless Secretary Hillary Clinton hasn’t offered a reasonable explanation for her private email account. That’s because there isn’t one.
Naming Wrongs David Geffen paid $100 million to get his name on a concert hall at Lincoln Center. Yes, that’s kind of gross.
“You Can Call Me Laura” Here are L.V. Anderson’s favorite reads from Slate this week, from #teamweasel to the discovery of thiamin.
It Took a Horrible Wasting Disease—and Lots and Lots of Chickens—for Scientists to Discover Vitamins