The Cannibal PuppeteerAnother online fetishist gets punished for his fantasies.
Meat for Meat’s SakeGrowing burgers in the lab is a waste of time.
The End of Neuro-NonsenseIs the age of mindless brain research already over?
War on FoodiesThe hypocrisy behind the Atlantic’s call for better junk food.
The Mystery of the Missing Hotel ToothpasteA painstaking Slate investigation.
Is There Plagiarism in Jonah Lehrer’s New Book Proposal?
Who's Your Daddy?The perils of personal genomics.
Quiet DietAre dairy producers trying to sneak artificial sweeteners into our milk?
“Run, Don't Walk.” “Don't Run, Walk."Flip-flopping advice on exercise may not be as contradictory as it seems.
The Curious Incidence of Dogs in PublishingIf kittens rule the Internet, why do puppies reign in print?
“That’s Not a Fantasy That’s OK”Inside the final days of New York City’s Cannibal Cop trial.
The Mouse Trap
Septic ShockYears of research into inflammatory disease, costing billions of dollars in research funding, has been wasted on the lowly mouse.
Guys on Girls, Season 2Was that the worst episode of Girls ever?
A-Rod Hearts HGHWill a crackdown on (supposedly) performance-enhancing growth hormone just make the drug more popular?
American Horror Story, Season 2
Finally, an explanation for the aliens!
You're Getting Warmer …How do scientists quantify their doubt?
Bone Thugs-N-DisharmonyWas forgotten paleontologist Joseph Leidy a casualty of the famous dinosaur wars?
Nobody Swore Like Dennis Farina
Gambling With Gun ViolenceIs the structure of Florida’s legal system to blame for Trayvon Martin’s killing?
James Gandolfini Was FatThat didn’t necessarily kill him.
Jonah Lehrer Sold His New Book About Love
Manimal RightsHow far should science go in making human-animal chimeras?
Did Concussions Make Him Do It?The debate over whether to test former boxer Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s brain for CTE.
How Do You Pronounce Dzhokhar?An audio guide to the Boston Marathon bombing suspects' names.
He Didn't Eat Anyone. He's Still Guilty.The “cannibal cop” has been convicted of a crime he only dreamed of committing.
The Cannibal Cop on TrialA dispatch from Gilberto Valle’s strange first two days in court.
Jonah Lehrer’s Mea Sorta CulpaHis problem cannot be solved with “standard operating procedures.”
Free the Cannibal CopHis fantasies are sick. His prosecution is even sicker.
Rump FakerIs imitation calamari made from pig rectum? A charming urban legend gets its start.
Why Do the Rich and Famous Always Sunbathe Topless?An answer to the Explainer's 2012 Question of the Year.