Daniel Engber Daniel Engber

Daniel Engber is a columnist for Slate

Science
Oct. 23 2012 12:05 PMHeaven Help UsAnother “Harvard brain scientist” finds faith and tells the world.
Books
Oct. 5 2012 11:13 PMTruth DecayA network scientist examines the lifespan of a fact.
Movies
Sept. 20 2012 4:55 PMHead GamesSteve James’ new concussion documentary overstates the evidence on head injuries in sports.
Future Tense
Sept. 7 2012 2:26 PMBetter Than Steroids?The hype behind Stanford’s magic “cooling glove” for athletes.
Sports Nut
Aug. 20 2012 5:30 PMThe Most Dangerous GameIs baseball really more hazardous to players’ health than football?
Science
Aug. 1 2012 3:44 AMDon't Sweat ItThe case against the case against air conditioning.
Brow Beat
July 6 2012 2:02 PMWhy Kanye West Loves Lesbians
Design
June 27 2012 6:30 AMUgly ButtonsHow did the remote control get so awful and confusing?
Brow Beat
June 17 2012 10:55 PMWhat a Bunch of Guys Think of the Season Finale of Girls
Sports Nut
May 30 2012 5:02 PMPart-Time SluggerDo baseball players try harder in their contract years?
Brow Beat
May 20 2012 10:52 PMWhat a Bunch of Guys Think of the Sixth Episode of Girls
Culture Gabfest
May 16 2012 11:53 AMThe Culture Gabfest, “Heeeeere's Johnny (Depp)” EditionListen to Slate's show about the new Dark Shadows adaptation, the documentary Johnny Carson: King of Late Night, and the furor over concussions in football.
Science
May 9 2012 6:13 PMThe Concussion PanicWhy are we so convinced that football head injuries lead to suicide?
Science
April 30 2012 2:35 PMHomo Say What?Are homophobes secretly gay? A new study purports to prove it.
Brow Beat
March 19 2012 11:28 AMWhen It Comes to Workers' Rights Abuses, the Numbers Matter
Human Evolution
Oct. 9 2012 11:08 AMAre Humans Monogamous or Polygamous?Archaeologists, anthropologists, and biologists agree: It’s complicated.
Science
Oct. 2 2012 8:33 AMThe Internet Blowhard’s Favorite PhraseWhy do people love to say that correlation does not imply causation?
Science
Sept. 13 2012 1:15 PMFuzzy and FizzyThe contested science behind Bloomberg's ban on large-sized sodas.
Culturebox
Aug. 21 2012 5:59 PMThe Pleasures of YouTube in Three DimensionsThere’s marvelous 3-D video on the site, and you don’t need glasses to see it.
Science
Aug. 2 2012 3:45 AMIs Air Conditioning Bad for You?The biology and ideology of home cooling.
A Fine Whine
July 12 2012 2:09 PMStarry BlightHow a bunch of peasants in Mesopotamia ruined the night sky.
Science
July 5 2012 3:53 PMLost in the WildernessThe military's misadventures in pixelated camouflage.
Science
June 18 2012 3:12 PMTest-Tube PiggiesHow did the guinea pig become a symbol of science?
Brow Beat
June 3 2012 10:55 PMWhat a Bunch of Guys Think of the Latest Episode of Girls
Science
May 29 2012 6:45 AMDodgy BoffinsWhat's wrong with science journalism in the U.K.?
Science
May 17 2012 6:40 PMEating BabiesA study of youth horticulture.
Brow Beat
May 13 2012 10:50 PMWhat a Bunch of Guys Think of the Fifth Episode of Girls
Brow Beat
May 6 2012 10:55 PMWhat a Bunch of Guys Think of the Fourth Episode of Girls
Brow Beat
April 15 2012 11:00 PMWhat a Bunch of Guys Think About the New HBO Series Girls
Well-traveled
March 2 2012 7:15 AMTempting Fate in the PhilippinesA trip to MILF Island.

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