Daniel Engber Daniel Engber

Daniel Engber is a columnist for Slate

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.
Culture Gabfest
Dec. 19 2012 11:48 AMThe Culture Gabfest: Trapped in a Glass Box With Dwarves EditionSlate's podcast about The Hobbit, the A&E series Duck Dynasty, and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator at 50.
Culturebox
Dec. 13 2012 6:44 PMYou and Your Precious 24 fpsIn defense of The Hobbit’s increased frame rate.
Science
Nov. 20 2012 4:10 PMWho Said It: Marco Rubio or Barack Obama?Willful ignorance of science is a bipartisan value.
Politics
Nov. 7 2012 3:57 AMSilver MedalObama’s big win does not mean Nate Silver is a towering electoral genius.
Science
Oct. 29 2012 6:45 PMFlying Air Conditioners: A Minor Study in Risk AssessmentIn a hurricane, is it more dangerous to leave your A/C in the window or try to remove it?
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.
Books
Jan. 4 2013 11:54 PMGorillas Watching TVBehind the scenes at the zoo.
Explainer
Dec. 18 2012 9:15 AMThe Unanswered Questions, 2012 EditionWhy do the rich and famous always sunbathe topless? Plus other bafflers from the Explainer's year-end roundup.
Brow Beat
Nov. 21 2012 3:27 PMListen to Slate's Spoiler Special for Life of Pi
Food
Nov. 16 2012 12:42 PMAgainst NatureWhy the government doesn’t—and shouldn’t—regulate which foods are “natural.”
Science
Nov. 1 2012 2:51 PMSandy’s Toll on Medical ResearchWhere’s the worst place for an animal lab? In the basement.
Food
Oct. 25 2012 3:48 AMThe SlimingHow processed beef trimmings got rebranded, again and again and again.

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