David Dobbs

David Dobbs is writing The Orchid and the Dandelion (Crown), a book exploring ideas about how genes and experience shape temperament, behavior, and fate. 

Human Genome
Oct. 27 2013 11:52 PMGenetics’ Rite of PassageFind a gene, slap high-fives around the lab, publish to huzzahs, and then … uh-oh.
Dec. 7 2012 1:12 PMThe New Temper Tantrum DisorderWill the new diagnostic manual for psychiatrists go too far in labeling kids dysfunctional?
Medical Examiner
Sept. 17 2009 3:36 PMTo Boost or Not To BoostThe United States' swine flu vaccines will leave millions worldwide unprotected.
Medical Examiner
Dec. 29 2005 1:43 PMRun-AMCThe latest idea in vaccine funding won't cure AIDS and malaria.
Medical Examiner
Oct. 11 2005 12:27 PMKid PowerLet's use it to fight the flu.
How They Do It
Feb. 22 2005 2:07 PMMalpractice MessDo the Swedes have a faultless fix?
Medical Examiner
Dec. 28 2004 6:00 PMVBAC BacklashWhy are hospitals forbidding women who have had C-sections the right to have vaginal births?
Dec. 28 2012 12:42 PMPandemics PornDelicious, smart reads about dangerous, nasty germs.
Sept. 3 2010 1:47 PMA Rush to Moral JudgmentWhat went wrong with Marc Hauser's search for moral foundations.
Medical Examiner
April 27 2009 3:20 PMSwine Flu and the Mexico Mystery    Why does the swine flu seem to be more deadly in Mexico?
Medical Examiner
Oct. 20 2005 1:52 PMWhere's My Avian Flu Shot?How to ramp up vaccine production.
Medical Examiner
June 14 2005 1:02 PMThe ConsciometerWhat if scientists could precisely measure when life begins and ends?
Medical Examiner
Jan. 25 2005 5:45 PMBrain Scans for SaleAs brain imaging spreads to nonmedical uses, will commerce overtake ethics?



Meet the New Bosses

How the Republicans would run the Senate.

The Government Is Giving Millions of Dollars in Electric-Car Subsidies to the Wrong Drivers

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

Cheez-Its. Ritz. Triscuits.

Why all cracker names sound alike.

Friends Was the Last Purely Pleasurable Sitcom

The Eye

This Whimsical Driverless Car Imagines Transportation in 2059

Medical Examiner

Did America Get Fat by Drinking Diet Soda?  

A high-profile study points the finger at artificial sweeteners.

The Afghan Town With a Legitimately Good Tourism Pitch

A Futurama Writer on How the Vietnam War Shaped the Series

  News & Politics
Sept. 21 2014 11:34 PM People’s Climate March in Photos Hundreds of thousands of marchers took to the streets of NYC in the largest climate rally in history.
Business Insider
Sept. 20 2014 6:30 AM The Man Making Bill Gates Richer
Sept. 20 2014 7:27 AM How Do Plants Grow Aboard the International Space Station?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 4:58 PM Steubenville Gets the Lifetime Treatment (And a Cheerleader Erupts Into Flames)
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Sept. 21 2014 1:15 PM The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 5  A spoiler-filled discussion of "Time Heist."
Brow Beat
Sept. 21 2014 2:00 PM Colin Farrell Will Star in True Detective’s Second Season
Future Tense
Sept. 19 2014 6:31 PM The One Big Problem With the Enormous New iPhone
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 21 2014 8:00 AM An Astronaut’s Guided Video Tour of Earth
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.