Daniel Engber
Daniel Engber Daniel Engber

Daniel Engber is a columnist for Slate.

Wide Angle
June 29 2018 5:23 PMThree Identical Strangers Has a Long-Lost TwinTwo documentaries were born of the same story, but the films reached very different conclusions.
The Slatest
June 5 2018 7:33 AMAre FBI Agents Allowed to Bring Their Guns on the Dance Floor?There’s not exactly a law against it.
The Slatest
May 31 2018 7:50 PMFour Dollars’ Worth of Pain and SufferingGregory Hill was shot to death by cops in Florida. Why did his family get so little compensation?
The Slatest
May 29 2018 7:31 PMWhen Will This Hawaiian Volcano Stop Erupting?Plus: How fast is “fast-moving lava”?
Brow Beat
May 24 2018 6:36 PMDo Dog-Show Judges Really Fondle Contestants’ Balls?Yes, lightly.
The Slatest
May 22 2018 6:50 PMHow Did Actual Witch Hunts Work?With lots of torture and coerced confessions. Wow! Such a disgrace!
Science
May 14 2018 5:45 AMCould Scott Pruitt Have a Point?The EPA is calling for more transparency in science. Yes, it’s hypocritical and ill-considered—but let’s be crystal clear about the potential benefits.
Family
March 16 2018 5:50 AMParenting Doesn’t MatterWe’re all terrified we’re going to mess up our kids. The science says we probably won’t have much impact at all.
Science
March 1 2018 1:38 PMAgainst the OctopusIt’s not a crafty, soulful genius. It’s dinner.
Sports
Feb. 4 2018 8:30 AMA Stunning HitJosh Begley’s short film “Concussion Protocol” will change the way you watch football forever.
Science
Jan. 12 2018 4:35 PMFacebook’s Revamp Includes an Effort to Fight Fake NewsWill it work?
Science
Dec. 21 2017 4:58 PMThere Is No Ban on Words at the CDCBut you don’t need to parse the language of the Trump administration to understand its goals.
Science
Dec. 12 2017 9:00 AMHumans Run Experiments, a Robot Writes the PaperThe future of automated scientific writing is upon us—and that's a good thing.
Science
Nov. 16 2017 5:02 PMAn Allegation, Then a Prestigious ProfessorshipIn 2002, Dartmouth was told that psychology professor Todd Heatherton had allegedly groped his graduate student. Afterward, Heatherton’s career ascended.
Science
Oct. 19 2017 3:24 PMThe Trials of Amy CuddyA feminist psychologist was dragged through the mud for her mistakes. Did she deserve it?
Science
June 18 2018 5:56 AMDoes the Trolley Problem Have a Problem?What if your answer to an absurd hypothetical question had no bearing on how you behaved in real life?
The Slatest
June 4 2018 7:30 AMWould a Former President Get Secret Service Protection in Prison?What about a former first lady?
The Slatest
May 30 2018 7:23 PMWhen Did People Start Calling Things “Racially Charged”?About 50 years ago.
The Slatest
May 25 2018 5:10 PMWhy Did Harvey Weinstein Bring a Stack of Books to the Police Station?Plus: Are there special handcuffs for big guys?
The Slatest
May 23 2018 6:07 PMDo Animals Love Bacon and Doughnuts As Much As People Do?If not, what’s wrong with them?
The Slatest
May 21 2018 7:24 PMWhy Are School Shooters Always Described as “Quiet”?It’s not a new phenomenon.
Science
March 16 2018 4:43 PMTrawling the Depths of Blue Planet IIShould we reconsider the octopus? Should nature documentaries talk about climate change? Members of the Slate science team discuss.
Hang Up And Listen
March 5 2018 6:36 PMHang Up and Listen: The Golden Age of Tanking EditionSlate’s sports podcast on automating sports umpiring, NBA tanking, and the Paralympics.
Science
Feb. 28 2018 1:29 PMDeath of a Veggie SalesmanHow an expert on the science of marketing forgot the difference between science and marketing.
Science
Jan. 23 2018 5:22 PMFor Better Science, Bring on the RevolutionariesIn defense of the replication movement.
Science
Jan. 3 2018 5:45 AMLOL Something MattersWe’ve been told that facts have lost their power, that debunking lies only makes them stronger, and that the internet divides us. Don’t believe any of it.
Movies
Dec. 15 2017 2:13 PMCould Variable Ticket Pricing Save the Movies?Regal is betting you’ll pay more for in-demand showtimes the way you pay more for the most popular flights. It’ll be just like in the olden days.
Science
Nov. 22 2017 5:57 AMWhy Do People Applaud When Planes Land?Actually, they don’t. But imagine how annoying it would be if they did.
Science
Nov. 13 2017 6:27 PMThree Dartmouth Psychology Professors Are Under Investigation for “Sexual Misconduct”Simine Vazire says one of those men, Todd Heatherton, groped her at a conference in 2002.
Politics
Oct. 6 2017 4:57 PMMass Shooters Aren’t Disproportionately WhiteWhere the myth came from, and what it gets right and wrong about the demographics of mass killings.

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