Daniel Engber
Daniel Engber Daniel Engber

Daniel Engber is a columnist for Slate.

Science
Nov. 16 2018 4:56 PMThe Dartmouth Sexual Harassment Allegations Are So Much Worse Than I ThoughtThe seven women who have brought a $70 million lawsuit against the college have the vision and determination of the Parkland students.
Science
Nov. 8 2018 6:19 PMThe Science Wave in Congress Doesn’t MatterDemocrats are rejoicing over sending so many scientists to Washington. What about the ones who were already there?
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Oct. 5 2018 2:56 PMWhat the “Grievance Studies” Hoax Actually RevealsThe headline-grabbing prank has more to do with gender than with academia.
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Sept. 19 2018 3:50 PMThe Great EndumbeningIQ scores look to be on the decline. Is there a complicated explanation, or are we just getting stupider?
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Aug. 10 2018 3:12 PMThe Shiloh Scandal Is Even Worse Than It SeemsThe forced drugging of child immigrants is a moral abomination that can’t just be blamed on Trump.
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July 31 2018 8:00 PMWhat Do We Do With the Science of Monstrous Men?A problem from the arts makes its way into the lab.
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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.
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Feb. 28 2018 1:29 PMDeath of a Veggie SalesmanHow an expert on the science of marketing forgot the difference between science and marketing.
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Nov. 14 2018 3:54 PMThe FBI Says Hate Crimes Are Soaring. It Actually Has No Idea.We could have fixed this problem years ago. We didn’t.
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Oct. 24 2018 10:00 AMThe Wax and Wane of Ovulating-Woman ScienceEvolutionary psychology has long been mocked for its weird obsession with the menstrual cycle, but at least a sliver of that work has held up to scrutiny.
Medical Examiner
Sept. 27 2018 7:11 PMFord’s Dual Roles in Her Kavanaugh Testimony: Witness as a Victim, and Expert Witness in Psychology“Multifactorial aetoiologies,” the “sequelae of sexual assault,” and “indelible in the hippocampus” were phrases that showed how Ford has made sense of her trauma.
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Aug. 23 2018 5:50 AMCrazy From the HeatClimate change is real. Record-high temperatures everywhere are fake.
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Aug. 3 2018 4:04 PMTrump Just Appointed a Science Adviser. Good!The president can’t seem to focus on a single point of view. That means it’s possible to change his mind.
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.

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