Daniel Engber Daniel Engber

Daniel Engber is a columnist for Slate

Science
Aug. 7 2013 6:08 PMMeat for Meat’s SakeGrowing burgers in the lab is a waste of time.
Science
July 29 2013 8:45 AMThe End of Neuro-NonsenseIs the age of mindless brain research already over?
Food
July 17 2013 6:13 PMWar on FoodiesThe hypocrisy behind the Atlantic’s call for better junk food.
Culturebox
July 3 2013 1:46 PMThe Mystery of the Missing Hotel ToothpasteA painstaking Slate investigation. 
Brow Beat
June 7 2013 11:37 AMIs There Plagiarism in Jonah Lehrer’s New Book Proposal?
Science
May 21 2013 5:45 AMWho's Your Daddy?The perils of personal genomics.
Food
May 13 2013 5:33 AMQuiet DietAre dairy producers trying to sneak artificial sweeteners into our milk?
Medical Examiner
April 23 2013 5:30 AM“Run, Don't Walk.” “Don't Run, Walk."Flip-flopping advice on exercise may not be as contradictory as it seems.
Books
April 5 2013 1:30 PMThe Curious Incidence of Dogs in PublishingIf kittens rule the Internet, why do puppies reign in print?
Crime
March 8 2013 2:10 PM“That’s Not a Fantasy That’s OK”Inside the final days of New York City’s Cannibal Cop trial.
The Mouse Trap
Feb. 13 2013 6:01 PMSeptic ShockYears of research into inflammatory disease, costing billions of dollars in research funding, has been wasted on the lowly mouse.
Tv Club
Feb. 10 2013 9:20 PMGuys on Girls, Season 2Was that the worst episode of Girls ever?
Sports Nut
Jan. 30 2013 1:51 PMA-Rod Hearts HGHWill a crackdown on (supposedly) performance-enhancing growth hormone just make the drug more popular?
Tv Club
Jan. 16 2013 10:45 PMAmerican Horror Story, Season 2 Finally, an explanation for the aliens! 
Culture Gabfest
Jan. 9 2013 11:50 AMThe Culture Gabfest: Falling Off the Treadmill Vomiting EditionSlate's podcast about the year in movies, The Biggest Loser, and the decline of the American shopping mall.
Rivalries
Aug. 7 2013 12:33 PMBone Thugs-N-DisharmonyWas forgotten paleontologist Joseph Leidy a casualty of the famous dinosaur wars?
Brow Beat
July 22 2013 4:33 PMNobody Swore Like Dennis Farina
Crime
July 15 2013 12:51 PMGambling With Gun ViolenceIs the structure of Florida’s legal system to blame for Trayvon Martin’s killing?
Medical Examiner
June 20 2013 5:51 PMJames Gandolfini Was FatThat didn’t necessarily kill him.
Brow Beat
June 4 2013 3:49 PMJonah Lehrer Sold His New Book About Love
Superman
May 13 2013 7:45 AMManimal RightsHow far should science go in making human-animal chimeras?
Science
April 24 2013 7:03 PMDid Concussions Make Him Do It?The debate over whether to test former boxer Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s brain for CTE.
Explainer
April 19 2013 1:16 PMHow Do You Pronounce Dzhokhar?An audio guide to the Boston Marathon bombing suspects' names.
Crime
March 12 2013 6:34 PMHe Didn't Eat Anyone. He's Still Guilty.The “cannibal cop” has been convicted of a crime he only dreamed of committing.
Crime
Feb. 27 2013 6:42 PMThe Cannibal Cop on TrialA dispatch from Gilberto Valle’s strange first two days in court.
Science
Feb. 12 2013 7:05 PMJonah Lehrer’s Mea Sorta CulpaHis problem cannot be solved with “standard operating procedures.”
Crime
Feb. 6 2013 2:40 PMFree the Cannibal CopHis fantasies are sick. His prosecution is even sicker.
Food
Jan. 18 2013 12:35 PMRump FakerIs imitation calamari made from pig rectum? A charming urban legend gets its start.
Explainer
Jan. 9 2013 5:38 PMWhy Do the Rich and Famous Always Sunbathe Topless?An answer to the Explainer's 2012 Question of the Year.
Sports Nut
Jan. 8 2013 5:45 PMIn Defense of Mike ShanahanWhy the Redskins coach shouldn't be attacked for playing Robert Griffin III.

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