Daniel Engber Daniel Engber

Daniel Engber is a columnist for Slate

Culturebox
Jan. 26 2015 4:29 PMStorm a-Brewin’—Let’s Hit Trader Joe’s!Americans get way too excited about stocking up before a storm.
The Completist
Jan. 16 2015 1:42 PMMann’s ManI watched every movie and TV show ever directed or produced by Michael Mann, Hollywood’s greatest hack.
Medical Examiner
Dec. 21 2014 10:32 PMWhither the Barf Bag?Is airborne vomiting in decline?
Movies
Oct. 29 2014 11:30 AMBroken GlassesJean-Luc Godard goes 3-D.
Medical Examiner
Oct. 7 2014 11:51 PMHow “Normal” Is Your Drinking?Navigating the alcohol consumption curve.
Medical Examiner
Sept. 19 2014 5:09 PMDid America Get Fat by Drinking Diet Soda?  A high-profile study points the finger at artificial sweeteners.
History of Innovation
May 7 2014 11:49 PMIn Pursuit of Knowledge, and ProfitHow universities aid and abet patent trolls.
Culturebox
Feb. 14 2014 8:22 AMThe Failed Promise of 3-D PornThere are some things we don’t want to see flying at us.
Brow Beat
Jan. 16 2014 4:15 PMWhy the “Cheapest” 3-D Tricks in Gravity Are Its Greatest Creative Accomplishment
Explainer
Dec. 18 2013 12:27 PMExplainer’s Unanswered Questions, Retirement EditionVote for your favorite from the final batch of readers’ bafflers.
Books
Oct. 7 2013 2:04 PMGladwell Is GoliathDo puny readers stand a chance against his latest book?
Brow Beat
Sept. 23 2013 12:36 PMLouis C.K. Is Wrong About Smartphones
Medical Examiner
Sept. 9 2013 1:20 PMCuckoo for Cocoa PuffsWhy are we so sure that breakfast is the most important meal of the day?
Science
Aug. 27 2013 5:45 AMA Nickel Isn’t Worth a CentWhy the bottle deposit should be much, much higher.
Science
Aug. 20 2013 10:30 AMYou're Getting Warmer …How do scientists quantify their doubt?
Crime
Jan. 22 2015 7:59 PMLeave the Cannibal Cop AloneHe never harmed anyone, and his conviction was overturned. Why can’t he look for love on Match.com?
The Completist
Jan. 16 2015 1:41 PMThe Descent of MannRanking the works of Michael Mann, from best to worst.
Books
Dec. 3 2014 11:44 PMThe Comedy of BeardsA theory.
Medical Examiner
Oct. 27 2014 2:09 PMDoes Drinking Soda Really Age Your Cells?How the science of telomeres turned into a spurious health trend.
Sports Nut
Sept. 28 2014 8:30 PMNFL Players Die Young. Or Maybe They Live Long Lives.Why it’s so hard to pin down the effects of football on players’ lives.
Crime
July 2 2014 7:18 PMThe Cannibal Cop Goes Free, but What About the Murderous Mechanic? One thought-crime conviction has been overturned. Three others have not.
Science
Feb. 23 2014 11:54 PMUnder the DomeThe tragic, untold story of the world’s first planetarium.
Explainer
Jan. 26 2014 11:43 PMStay With Me!The Explainer Question of the Year: Does shouting at an injured person have any medical benefit?
Explainer
Dec. 18 2013 2:11 PMExplainer’s Unanswered Questions, Retirement EditionVote for your favorite from the final batch of readers’ bafflers.
Sports Nut
Oct. 11 2013 12:38 PMDid League of Denial Get It Right?Debating the Frontline documentary on the NFL and concussions.
Science
Sept. 24 2013 12:02 PMMajor Quake in Pakistan: Two Reported Dead, Experts Guess Several Thousand MoreDon’t believe the death tolls that get reported in the news today.
Brow Beat
Sept. 10 2013 5:17 PMWhy We Should Be Mad at Jimmy Kimmel
Sports Nut
Aug. 29 2013 9:09 PMThe NFL Concussion Settlement Is Bad News for Football FansIt won’t help us understand how dangerous the sport really is.
Science
Aug. 21 2013 5:17 PMThe Cannibal PuppeteerAnother online fetishist gets punished for his fantasies.
Science
Aug. 7 2013 6:08 PMMeat for Meat’s SakeGrowing burgers in the lab is a waste of time.

READ MORE STORIES

  News & Politics
Politics
Jan. 28 2015 2:33 PM When Jeb Bush and Bill Belichick Were High School Classmates The young Jeb wasn’t always straitlaced. There were his Andover years, when he and classmates (like the future Patriots head coach) cut loose.