Daniel Engber Daniel Engber

Daniel Engber is a columnist for Slate

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March 19 2012 11:28 AMWhen It Comes to Workers' Rights Abuses, the Numbers Matter
Well-traveled
March 1 2012 7:00 AMTempting Fate in the PhilippinesThe best way to prepare a giant slender-tailed cloud rat. 
Well-traveled
Feb. 28 2012 7:15 AMTempting Fate in the PhilippinesGun-toting cabbies and knife-toting chickens.
Well-traveled
Feb. 27 2012 10:56 AMTempting Fate in the PhilippinesPhilander versus the volcano.
Culturebox
Feb. 24 2012 5:43 PMThe Sounds of ViolenceWhy Drive should win the Oscar for best sound editing.
Brow Beat
Jan. 25 2012 1:53 PMHow The Artist Gets Quicksand Wrong
Sports Nut
Jan. 16 2012 1:55 PMNFL 2011Four theories on how the Giants went from awful to amazing.
Explainer
Jan. 10 2012 6:52 PMWhy Are Smart People Usually Ugly?An answer to the Explainer's 2011 Question of the Year.
Sports Nut
Dec. 27 2011 5:52 PMNFL 2011Confessions of a sports bigamist.
Explainer
Dec. 21 2011 1:11 PMThe Unanswered QuestionsWhatever happened to dandruff? Plus 30 more Explainer bafflers from 2011.
Sports Nut
Dec. 6 2011 5:46 PMNFL 2011NFL owners exist to be hated.
Culture Gabfest
Nov. 23 2011 1:03 PMThe Culture Gabfest, “May Your Descendants Be Stuffed With Naked Mole Rats” EditionListen to Slate's show about The Descendants, laboratory mice, and the ultimate Thanksgiving stuffing.
The Mouse Trap
Nov. 17 2011 7:02 AMThe Trouble With Black-6
A tiny alcoholic takes over the lab.
The Mouse Trap
Nov. 16 2011 7:00 AMThe Mouse TrapThe dangers of using one lab animal to study every disease.
The Mouse Trap
Nov. 15 2011 6:17 PMSea Slugs, Mini Pigs, and Other Laboratory Animals
Well-traveled
March 2 2012 7:15 AMTempting Fate in the PhilippinesA trip to MILF Island.
Well-traveled
Feb. 29 2012 7:16 AMTempting Fate in the PhilippinesShould I climb an active volcano?
The XX Factor
Feb. 27 2012 1:14 PMRFK Son Douglas Kennedy and Hospital Paranoia Over Baby-Snatching
Well-traveled
Feb. 27 2012 10:38 AMTempting Fate in the PhilippinesPhilander versus the volcano.
Brow Beat
Feb. 16 2012 2:21 PMDid We All Kill Whitney Houston—Or Did We Prolong Her Life?
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Jan. 24 2012 2:39 PMHugo Should Have Been Nominated for “Worst Use of 3-D”
Sports Nut
Jan. 13 2012 2:04 PMNFL 2011Everyone thinks the underdog Giants will beat the Packers.
Culture Gabfest
Dec. 28 2011 11:06 AMThe Culture Gabfest, “Writhing Around in Dirt” EditionListen to Slate's show about Tintin, the history of the word processor, and the 3-D dance documentary Pina.
Movies
Dec. 22 2011 10:06 AMPina Wim Wenders shows why 3-D should be taken seriously.
Explainer
Dec. 21 2011 12:10 PMThe Unanswered QuestionsChoose the Explainer Question of the Year for 2011.
Sports Nut
Dec. 5 2011 2:10 PMNFL 2011Tim Tebow is making me question my atheism.
The Mouse Trap
Nov. 18 2011 7:12 AMThe Anti-MouseCould a hairless African rodent be our secret weapon in the war on cancer?
The Mouse Trap
Nov. 16 2011 7:06 AMThe End of the MazeHow the rodent labyrinth fell out of favor.
The Mouse Trap
Nov. 15 2011 8:00 PMThe Mouse TrapText-only version.
The Mouse Trap
Nov. 15 2011 4:13 PMThe Rodents of Charles River

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