Daniel Engber
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Daniel Engber is a columnist for Slate

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May 17 2017 9:00 PMDaryl Bem Proved ESP Is RealWhich means science is broken.
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May 5 2017 5:56 AMScience Is Broken. How Much Should We Fix It?More rigor in research could stamp out false positive results. It might also do more harm than good.
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March 2 2017 8:15 AMAnother Replication Crisis? Yawn.Aristotle believed it. Scientists proved it. A new study hints that decades’ worth of research on contagious yawning might be bogus.
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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?
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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.
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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.
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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?
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July 25 2016 9:39 AMWas This Study Even Peer-Reviewed?How journalists should write about unpublished scientific research.
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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.
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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.
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May 16 2017 6:34 PM“What Do We Want? Evidence-Based Science!”Anti-Trump activists calling for more peer review in government are giving conservatives exactly what they want.
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April 11 2017 5:55 AMTalking Without TalkingThe case of Anna Stubblefield and “facilitated communication” is back in court. Will previously blocked evidence prove her sex assault victim had the means to consent?
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Feb. 14 2017 3:35 PMHips Do LieWhy did the New York Times fall for a dubious study on what makes women great dancers?
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Feb. 6 2017 10:02 PMThe War on Science Is a TrapThe science march should step carefully to avoid being ensnared.
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Dec. 21 2016 12:17 PMThe Irony EffectHow the scientist who founded the science of mistakes ended up mistaken.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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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.
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March 27 2016 8:33 PMLabel ThumpersThe GMO movement is about faith, not facts.

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