I Haven’t Got Time for the ’PaignFinally, a browser extension that will allow you to filter out campaign coverage until it really matters.
The Mind-Body ProblemWhy was Chris Borland’s NFL retirement a bigger deal than Patrick Willis’?
Storm a-Brewin’—Let’s Hit Trader Joe’s!Americans get way too excited about stocking up before a storm.
Mann’s ManI watched every movie and TV show ever directed or produced by Michael Mann, Hollywood’s greatest hack.
Did America Get Fat by Drinking Diet Soda? A high-profile study points the finger at artificial sweeteners.
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In Pursuit of Knowledge, and ProfitHow universities aid and abet patent trolls.
Soft Football, Hard ScienceA rumble over physics and statistics has turned this year’s pregame hype into a classic test of mental toughness.
Leave the Cannibal Cop AloneHe never harmed anyone, and his conviction was overturned. Why can’t he look for love on Match.com?
Does Drinking Soda Really Age Your Cells?How the science of telomeres turned into a spurious health trend.
NFL Players Die Young. Or Maybe They Live Long Lives.Why it’s so hard to pin down the effects of football on players’ lives.
The Cannibal Cop Goes Free, but What About the Murderous Mechanic? One thought-crime conviction has been overturned. Three others have not.
Stay With Me!The Explainer Question of the Year: Does shouting at an injured person have any medical benefit?
Why Democrats Have the Right to Be Angry With Clinton Her email scandal was easy to predict and avoid.
More Than Twenty Years After the Story in Show Me a Hero, Yonkers’ Affordable-Housing Fight Isn’t Over
The United Slang of America If every state had an official word, what would it be? (Connecticut, you get glawackus.)
What Happened at Slate This Week? International affairs writer Joshua Keating on what to read to understand the apparently permanent slowdown of the Chinese economy.
Idris Elba Just Got Called “Too Street” to Play Bond. Here’s Why That’s Even Crazier Than it Sounds.
Does Contraception Reduce Abortions? The relationship is surprisingly ambiguous—until you look at the best evidence.
Of Flying Squirrels and Yard Goats Meet the branding geniuses behind some of minor league baseball’s craziest logos and mascots.