Daniel Engber
Daniel Engber Daniel Engber

Daniel Engber is a columnist for Slate

Science
Feb. 14 2017 3:35 PMHips Do LieWhy did the New York Times fall for a dubious study on what makes women great dancers?
Science
Feb. 6 2017 10:02 PMThe War on Science Is a TrapThe science march should step carefully to avoid being ensnared.
Science
Dec. 21 2016 12:17 PMThe Irony EffectHow the scientist who founded the science of mistakes ended up mistaken.
Science
Dec. 1 2016 8:15 AMDoes Fighting Racism Make Racists More Racist?What research on the psychology of stereotype backlash can teach us about how to combat discrimination.
Politics
Nov. 11 2016 6:56 PMDonald Trump Is a RacistHere’s why many Americans don’t see him that way.
Science
Sept. 20 2016 5:29 PMThe Brilliant, Imprudent Dr. Bennet OmaluIt’s not surprising that the man who identified chronic traumatic encephalopathy suspects Hillary Clinton was poisoned.
Cover Story
Aug. 28 2016 9:48 PMSad FaceAnother classic finding in psychology—that you can smile your way to happiness—just blew up. Is it time to panic yet?
Five-ring Circus
Aug. 5 2016 11:01 AMShould Caster Semenya Be Allowed to Compete Against Women?Sex-verification policies in sports have more to do with politics than science. If researchers start studying the right things, that could change.
Culturebox
July 18 2016 1:01 PMOut of SlimeIn the 1980s, green goo oozed its way into the American consciousness. What became of all that sludge?
The Anti-Marathon
May 31 2016 5:56 AMDon’t Run a MarathonYou have better things to do.
The World
April 25 2016 12:36 PMThe Abominable TouristWill international visitors help Nepal rebuild after last year’s earthquake, or will they only make things worse?
Science
April 11 2016 11:51 AMSome Animals Are More Equal Than OthersAfter 50 years of animal-welfare legislation, rats and mice are still left out in the cold.
Science
March 27 2016 8:33 PMLabel ThumpersThe GMO movement is about faith, not facts.
Cover Story
March 6 2016 8:02 PMEverything Is CrumblingAn influential psychological theory, borne out in hundreds of experiments, may have just been debunked. How can so many scientists have been so wrong?
Science
Jan. 29 2016 6:21 PMLet’s Kill All the MosquitoesNow is the time to wipe the disease-carrying critters off the face of the Earth.
Science
Feb. 8 2017 3:47 PMThe Backpedaler-in-ChiefThe Trump administration has retracted its most alarming anti-science moves. Is that heartening or a sign of more disturbing policies to come?
Science
Jan. 17 2017 5:45 AMLie Detectors, Russian Spies, and an Expert in Kung FuHow the incoming national security adviser got tangled up in the Trump administration’s weirdest scandal yet.
Science
Dec. 20 2016 5:55 AMPornHubbyA new twist in the debate over pornography’s role in romantic relationships.
Politics
Nov. 16 2016 6:01 PMI Can’t Stand to Think About Donald TrumpIs it shameful to hide from the reality of his presidency?
Movies
Oct. 20 2016 3:56 PMIt Looked Great. It Was Unwatchable.Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk shows the promise and failure of high-frame-rate cinema.
The Next 20
Sept. 12 2016 3:04 PMThere Is No Island of Trash in the PacificBut the cause of clean oceans needed a good story. Our warming planet could use another one.
Science
Aug. 18 2016 1:36 PMSave the ChickenA few decades ago, no one cared about chicken welfare. Now all our eggs are about to be cage-free. Why?
Science
July 25 2016 9:39 AMWas This Study Even Peer-Reviewed?How journalists should write about unpublished scientific research.
Science
July 11 2016 10:10 AMThe New Jonah Lehrer: More Honest, More Boring, Still Spreading BunkA Book About Love proves the best practices of science journalism don’t offer much insurance against distortions and half-truths.
Cover Story
May 8 2016 8:02 PMIs “Grit” Really the Key to Success?A new book says you need passion and perseverance to achieve your goals in work and life. Is this a bold new idea or an old one dressed up to be the latest self-help sensation?
Future Tense
April 19 2016 9:21 AMCancer Research Is BrokenThere’s a replication crisis in biomedicine—and no one even knows how deep it runs.
Sports Nut
March 31 2016 2:54 PMThe NFL Is Not Big TobaccoWhat the analogy gets wrong about football and corporate villainy.
Science
March 21 2016 5:49 AMSloppy ScienceAre sketchy practices in the lab to blame for the replication crisis in psychology research?
Food
Feb. 3 2016 5:15 AMThis Simple Trick Will Change the Way You Shop at Trader Joe’s ForeverSlate’s secret T.J.’s shopping hack, explained.
Cover Story
Dec. 27 2015 8:00 PMWhy Do Employers Still Routinely Drug-Test Workers?There’s very little evidence it’s worth the cost or hassle.

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