Is a Science Ph.D. a Waste of Time?Don’t feel too sorry for graduate students. It’s worth it.
Can You Guess These Athletes’ Nationalities?Olympians may reveal their origins with just a smile.
How Do Feces Get Fossilized?The crappy origins of the archaeology of North America’s first people.
Why Aren’t Long Jumpers Jumping Longer? An Investigation into Why Olympic Champions Seem To Be Getting Worse.
Who Will Win the Gold Medal in Literature? A History of Competitive Art at the Olympics.
Amen, Canada! The Canadian Supreme Court, unlike the United States’ Supreme Court, understands that sectarian prayer is sectarian.
Stop Vilifying Almonds Yes, they use up a lot of water in drought-afflicted California. But the story gets a lot more complicated from there.
What Happened at Slate This Week? Chad Lorenz talks about running the home page, writing headlines, and his favorite picks from the magazine this week.
Golden Status The Warriors are the best team since Jordan’s Bulls. Why aren’t they respected as such?