Daniel Engber Daniel Engber

Daniel Engber is a columnist for Slate

Oct. 23 2012 12:05 PMHeaven Help UsAnother “Harvard brain scientist” finds faith and tells the world.
Oct. 5 2012 11:13 PMTruth DecayA network scientist examines the lifespan of a fact.
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?
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
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.
May 9 2012 6:13 PMThe Concussion PanicWhy are we so convinced that football head injuries lead to suicide?
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.
Oct. 2 2012 8:33 AMThe Internet Blowhard’s Favorite PhraseWhy do people love to say that correlation does not imply causation?
Sept. 13 2012 1:15 PMFuzzy and FizzyThe contested science behind Bloomberg's ban on large-sized sodas.
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.
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.
July 5 2012 3:53 PMLost in the WildernessThe military's misadventures in pixelated camouflage.
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
May 29 2012 6:45 AMDodgy BoffinsWhat's wrong with science journalism in the U.K.?
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
March 2 2012 7:15 AMTempting Fate in the PhilippinesA trip to MILF Island.



War Stories

The Right Target

Why Obama’s airstrikes against ISIS may be more effective than people expect.

The One National Holiday Republicans Hope You Forget

It’s Legal for Obama to Bomb Syria Because He Says It Is

I Stand With Emma Watson on Women’s Rights

Even though I know I’m going to get flak for it.

Should You Recline Your Seat? Two Economists Weigh In.


It Is Very, Very Stupid to Compare Hope Solo to Ray Rice

Or, why it is very, very stupid to compare Hope Solo to Ray Rice.

Building a Better Workplace

In Defense of HR

Startups and small businesses shouldn’t skip over a human resources department.

Why Is This Mother in Prison for Helping Her Daughter Get an Abortion?

The Only Good Thing That Happened at Today’s Soul-Crushing U.N. Climate Talks

  News & Politics
Sept. 23 2014 6:40 PM Coalition of the Presentable Don’t believe the official version. Meet America’s real allies in the fight against ISIS.
Sept. 23 2014 2:08 PM Home Depot’s Former Lead Security Engineer Had a Legacy of Sabotage
Sept. 23 2014 1:57 PM Would a Second Sarkozy Presidency End Marriage Equality in France?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 23 2014 2:32 PM Politico Asks: Why Is Gabby Giffords So “Ruthless” on Gun Control?
  Slate Plus
Political Gabfest
Sept. 23 2014 3:04 PM Chicago Gabfest How to get your tickets before anyone else.
Brow Beat
Sept. 23 2014 4:45 PM Why Is Autumn the Only Season With Two Names?
Future Tense
Sept. 23 2014 5:36 PM This Climate Change Poem Moved World Leaders to Tears Today
  Health & Science
Sept. 23 2014 4:33 PM Who Deserves Those 4 Inches of Airplane Seat Space? An investigation into the economics of reclining.
Sports Nut
Sept. 23 2014 7:27 PM You’re Fired, Roger Goodell If the commissioner gets the ax, the NFL would still need a better justice system. What would that look like?