Daniel Engber
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Daniel Engber is a columnist for Slate

Explainer
Dec. 18 2013 12:27 PMExplainer’s Unanswered Questions, Retirement EditionVote for your favorite from the final batch of readers’ bafflers.
Books
Oct. 7 2013 2:04 PMGladwell Is GoliathDo puny readers stand a chance against his latest book?
Brow Beat
Sept. 23 2013 12:36 PMLouis C.K. Is Wrong About Smartphones
Medical Examiner
Sept. 9 2013 1:20 PMCuckoo for Cocoa PuffsWhy are we so sure that breakfast is the most important meal of the day?
Science
Aug. 27 2013 5:45 AMA Nickel Isn’t Worth a CentWhy the bottle deposit should be much, much higher.
Science
Aug. 20 2013 10:30 AMYou're Getting Warmer …How do scientists quantify their doubt?
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.
Sports Nut
Oct. 11 2013 12:38 PMDid League of Denial Get It Right?Debating the Frontline documentary on the NFL and concussions.
Science
Sept. 24 2013 12:02 PMMajor Quake in Pakistan: Two Reported Dead, Experts Guess Several Thousand MoreDon’t believe the death tolls that get reported in the news today.
Brow Beat
Sept. 10 2013 5:17 PMWhy We Should Be Mad at Jimmy Kimmel
Sports Nut
Aug. 29 2013 9:09 PMThe NFL Concussion Settlement Is Bad News for Football FansIt won’t help us understand how dangerous the sport really is.
Science
Aug. 21 2013 5:17 PMThe Cannibal PuppeteerAnother online fetishist gets punished for his fantasies.
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.

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