Daniel Engber
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Daniel Engber is a columnist for Slate

Sports Nut
April 3 2015 3:30 AMThe Disappointment SitupThe new body language of college basketball defeat.
Medical Examiner
March 19 2015 2:29 PMDumbphonesA vapid scare-piece in the New York Times gets a double-down debunking.
Science
March 6 2015 12:31 PMThe Kids Are All RightHave we made our children into moral monsters?
Sports Nut
Feb. 17 2015 8:51 PMCurtains UpIs ASU’s bizarre new technique the holy grail of free-throw distraction?
Science
Jan. 30 2015 9:45 AMSoft Football, Hard ScienceA rumble over physics and statistics has turned this year’s pregame hype into a classic test of mental toughness.
Crime
Jan. 22 2015 7:59 PMLeave the Cannibal Cop AloneHe never harmed anyone, and his conviction was overturned. Why can’t he look for love on Match.com?
The Completist
Jan. 16 2015 1:41 PMThe Descent of MannRanking the works of Michael Mann, from best to worst.
Books
Dec. 3 2014 11:44 PMThe Comedy of BeardsA theory.
Medical Examiner
Oct. 27 2014 2:09 PMDoes Drinking Soda Really Age Your Cells?How the science of telomeres turned into a spurious health trend.
Sports Nut
Sept. 28 2014 8:30 PMNFL Players Die Young. Or Maybe They Live Long Lives.Why it’s so hard to pin down the effects of football on players’ lives.
Crime
July 2 2014 7:18 PMThe Cannibal Cop Goes Free, but What About the Murderous Mechanic? One thought-crime conviction has been overturned. Three others have not.
Science
Feb. 23 2014 11:54 PMUnder the DomeThe tragic, untold story of the world’s first planetarium.
Explainer
Jan. 26 2014 11:43 PMStay With Me!The Explainer Question of the Year: Does shouting at an injured person have any medical benefit?
Explainer
Dec. 18 2013 2:11 PMExplainer’s Unanswered Questions, Retirement EditionVote for your favorite from the final batch of readers’ bafflers.
Sports Nut
Oct. 11 2013 12:38 PMDid League of Denial Get It Right?Debating the Frontline documentary on the NFL and concussions.
Culturebox
March 31 2015 6:41 PMWere We Too Hard on Jonah Lehrer?A new book says yes. The facts say no.
Sports Nut
March 18 2015 7:24 PMThe Mind-Body ProblemWhy was Chris Borland’s NFL retirement a bigger deal than Patrick Willis’?
Brow Beat
March 5 2015 8:32 AMYour TV Small-Talk Is Ruining Dinner Parties
Science
Feb. 5 2015 11:07 AMThe Zombie Science of Bad DancingAn undead news item takes another turn around the floor.
Culturebox
Jan. 26 2015 4:29 PMStorm a-Brewin’—Let’s Hit Trader Joe’s!Americans get way too excited about stocking up before a storm.
The Completist
Jan. 16 2015 1:42 PMMann’s ManI watched every movie and TV show ever directed or produced by Michael Mann, Hollywood’s greatest hack.
Medical Examiner
Dec. 21 2014 10:32 PMWhither the Barf Bag?Is airborne vomiting in decline?
Movies
Oct. 29 2014 11:30 AMBroken GlassesJean-Luc Godard goes 3-D.
Medical Examiner
Oct. 7 2014 11:51 PMHow “Normal” Is Your Drinking?Navigating the alcohol consumption curve.
Medical Examiner
Sept. 19 2014 5:09 PMDid America Get Fat by Drinking Diet Soda?  A high-profile study points the finger at artificial sweeteners.
History of Innovation
May 7 2014 11:49 PMIn Pursuit of Knowledge, and ProfitHow universities aid and abet patent trolls.
Culturebox
Feb. 14 2014 8:22 AMThe Failed Promise of 3-D PornThere are some things we don’t want to see flying at us.
Brow Beat
Jan. 16 2014 4:15 PMWhy the “Cheapest” 3-D Tricks in Gravity Are Its Greatest Creative Accomplishment
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?

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