The “Executive Function” PuzzleNew research suggests kids who direct their own activities have better outcomes.
Your Sriracha Is SafeAfter months of apocalyptic headlines, the famed hot-sauce factory has reached an agreement with its hometown.
Gordon Willis’ Enduring Mark on HollywoodThe legendary cinematographer of The Godfather and Manhattan has died.
The Game of Thrones Podcast, Episode 4The “sometimes they’re stoic while killing people and sometimes they’re stoic while stealing babies” edition.
The Reddit ReckoningOne year after turning up false clues in the Boston-bombing manhunt, the site’s users have done some soul-searching.
From Single to Double to TripleThe evolution of the jump in women’s figure skating, from 1936 to 2014.
Our New Memory PlaygroundResearchers show they can erase and then reintroduce memories, at least in rats.
Holiday Parties for the Ambitiously LazyAnchovy toasts, rosemary simple syrup, and more low-maintenance saviors.
Patty Murray Should Be the Next Senate Minority Leader The Washington senator is a better choice than Elizabeth Warren or Chuck Schumer.
Inside Higher Ed
Fighting Words? A professor compared Hamas to a rabid pit bull. Free speech couldn’t protect him from student vitriol.
What Happened at Slate This Week? Alison Griswold describes her experience reporting on the Germanwings tragedy.
Even Lufthansa’s Exhaustive Psychiatric Tests Couldn’t Have Stopped a Tragedy Like the Germanwings Crash