George Johnson

George Johnson is the author of The Cancer Chronicles. He blogs at Fire in the Mind for Discover. You can follow him on Twitter at @byGeorgeJohnson.

Medical Examiner
Aug. 28 2013 5:56 AMHow Many People Were Killed by Love Canal?The surprising statistics of environmental cancers.
April 21 2010 9:55 AMOn Top of Microwave MountainI tried to sauté my brain at the base of a cell phone tower. It didn't work.
April 26 2007 7:23 AMGod Is in the DendritesCan "neurotheology" bridge the gap between religion and science?
May 14 2003 2:09 PMA Quantum Computer Is a Hacker's Dream
Medical Examiner
March 19 2013 4:10 PMCancer Cluster or Chance?The link between environmental contaminants and cancer is surprisingly weak, if not imaginary.
May 14 2009 7:36 PMEverything Is IlluminatiWhy can't the Catholic Church shake free of a 200-year-old conspiracy theory?
May 15 2003 2:41 PMQubits or Not Qubits?
May 13 2003 1:04 PMThe Quantum Weirdness of Parallel Universes


Justice Ginsburg’s Crucial Dissent in the Texas Voter ID Case

The Jarring Experience of Watching White Americans Speak Frankly About Race

How Facebook’s New Feature Could Come in Handy During a Disaster

The Most Ingenious Teaching Device Ever Invented

Sprawl, Decadence, and Environmental Ruin in Nevada

View From Chicago

You Should Be Able to Sell Your Kidney

Or at least trade it for something.

Space: The Next Generation

An All-Female Mission to Mars

As a NASA guinea pig, I verified that women would be cheaper to launch than men.

Terrorism, Immigration, and Ebola Are Combining Into a Supercluster of Anxiety

The Legal Loophole That Allows Microsoft to Seize Assets and Shut Down Companies

  News & Politics
Oct. 19 2014 1:05 PM Dawn Patrol Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s critically important 5 a.m. wake-up call on voting rights.
Business Insider
Oct. 19 2014 11:40 AM Pot-Infused Halloween Candy Is a Worry in Colorado
Oct. 17 2014 5:26 PM Judge Begrudgingly Strikes Down Wyoming’s Gay Marriage Ban
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 17 2014 4:23 PM A Former FBI Agent On Why It’s So Hard to Prosecute Gamergate Trolls
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Oct. 20 2014 7:15 AM The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 9 A spoiler-filled discussion of "Flatline."
Oct. 19 2014 4:33 PM Building Family Relationships in and out of Juvenile Detention Centers
Future Tense
Oct. 17 2014 6:05 PM There Is No Better Use For Drones Than Star Wars Reenactments
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 20 2014 7:00 AM Gallery: The Red Planet and the Comet
Sports Nut
Oct. 16 2014 2:03 PM Oh What a Relief It Is How the rise of the bullpen has changed baseball.