Genetics’ Rite of PassageFind a gene, slap high-fives around the lab, publish to huzzahs, and then … uh-oh.
The New Temper Tantrum DisorderWill the new diagnostic manual for psychiatrists go too far in labeling kids dysfunctional?
To Boost or Not To BoostThe United States' swine flu vaccines will leave millions worldwide unprotected.
Swine Flu and the Mexico Mystery Why does the swine flu seem to be more deadly in Mexico?
The ConsciometerWhat if scientists could precisely measure when life begins and ends?
The Strong, Loud Type Chris Christie is offering a blunt-talking tough-guy routine to win over voters.
The XX Factor
Duggar Revelations Are Just the Latest Sex Abuse Scandal to Rock Far-Right Fundamentalism
What Happened at Slate This Week? Assistant interactives editor Andrew Kahn on the best of Slate, from the history of slavery to Mad Men.
Ironic Misandry Claims Its First Victim A woman tweets #KillAllWhiteMen and the Internet explodes.
How Things Break Ali fought Liston 50 years ago. Two legends were born, but another was broken.