Is “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?
Cancer Research Is BrokenThere’s a replication crisis in biomedicine—and no one even knows how deep it runs.
The NFL Is Not Big TobaccoWhat the analogy gets wrong about football and corporate villainy.
Sloppy ScienceAre sketchy practices in the lab to blame for the replication crisis in psychology research?
This Simple Trick Will Change the Way You Shop at Trader Joe’s ForeverSlate’s secret T.J.’s shopping hack, explained.
Why Do Employers Still Routinely Drug-Test Workers?There’s very little evidence it’s worth the cost or hassle.
An Exclusive Interview With the “Cannibal Cop”Exonerated of his alleged crimes, Gilberto Valle describes his experience in court, his time in prison, and his attempt to start a new life.
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.
The Abominable TouristWill international visitors help Nepal rebuild after last year’s earthquake, or will they only make things worse?
Some Animals Are More Equal Than OthersAfter 50 years of animal-welfare legislation, rats and mice are still left out in the cold.
Everything 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?
Let’s Kill All the MosquitoesNow is the time to wipe the disease-carrying critters off the face of the Earth.
Concussion LiesThe film about the NFL’s apparent CTE epidemic feeds the pervasive national myths about head trauma.
Slate Voice: “The Case Against the Case Against Air Conditioning”Listen to Daniel Engber read about the moral justification for using air conditioning and why it isn’t bad for you or even (relatively) for the planet.
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?