The Disappearing Borders of the Middle EastThey were drawn incorrectly in the first place.
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.
Lawrence of Arabia, the Man What the movie gets right and wrong about the enigmatic antihero.
Where’d You Get Your Grass?The “first chimp fad” suggests primates want to be fashionable, too.
Our New Memory PlaygroundResearchers show they can erase and then reintroduce memories, at least in rats.
Europe’s Other Crackdown Azerbaijan is decimating its human rights activists, and why not? It’s faced almost no consequences for its repression.
The Grandparent Trap The shameful problem of elder financial abuse is only going to get worse.
Inside Higher Ed
How Unemployment Rates Shift Choices of Majors When the economy is weak, college students flee liberal arts.
What We Like Right Now Our favorite picks for the week of July 27, curated by Slate writers and editors.
Inside Out Director Pete Docter Explains Why Pixar Remade Certain Scenes for Foreign Viewers
Why Cecil Was Such an Important Lion In videos, photos, and scientific research papers, he was a star.
It Took 22 Years for the Women’s 1,500-Meters Record to Fall. What's the Fastest Humans Can Possibly Run?