Jane C. Hu

Jane C. Hu has a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of California–Berkeley and is a 2014 AAAS Mass Media Fellow. Follow her on Twitter.

Behind the Scenes
Aug. 21 2014 12:38 PMI Sensed That Many Had Never Told Their Story to an Outsider”The story behind “What Do Talking Apes Really Tell Us.”
Slate Picks
Aug. 13 2014 7:31 AMSongs That Make Slate NostalgicA roundup of the music from high school that staffers still love.
Aug. 6 2014 11:17 AMWhy Do Scientists Commit Fraud?The latest stem cell research misconduct investigation ends in tragedy.
Medical Examiner
Aug. 4 2014 3:37 PMCan My Keyboard Spread Ebola?Myths and misunderstandings about Ebola in the United States.
Wild Things
July 23 2014 2:46 PMDo Dogs Get Jealous?
Medical Examiner
July 21 2014 1:58 PMAutism Linked to Common GenesEnvironmental causes and specific mutations aren’t as much to blame.
The Slatest
July 11 2014 4:17 PMCDC to Halt Shipment of Most Hazardous Materials During Anthrax Incident Review
Wild Things
July 9 2014 1:00 PMCommon Pesticide Is Linked to Declining Bird Populations
Wild Things
July 2 2014 2:00 PMNightmare Wasps Build Nests With Corpses
The XX Factor
June 30 2014 3:40 PMBirth Control Coverage Is Great for Business
Wild Things
June 25 2014 5:01 PMThe Real Paleo Diet: 50,000-Year-Old Feces Show What Neanderthals Ate
Wild Things
June 24 2014 7:01 PMDisco Clams Shoot Light Using Nanoparticles; Nature Is Awesome
June 17 2014 1:39 PMFalling for Familiar NarrativesThe New York TimesWashington Post, and Time contribute to a week of spectacularly bad social science reporting.
Wild Things
June 11 2014 1:01 PMFossil With Proto Jaws Finally Found. In the Burgess Shale, Naturally.
Aug. 20 2014 11:50 PMWhat Do Talking Apes Really Tell Us?The strange, disturbing world of Koko the gorilla and Kanzi the bonobo.
Wild Things
Aug. 12 2014 12:10 PMHow Many Legs Does a Lobster Have? Even Red Lobster Gets This Wrong.
Lexicon Valley
Aug. 5 2014 1:45 PMThe Free Enclopaedia That Awbody Can Eedit: Scots Wikipedia Is No Joke
The XX Factor
July 29 2014 2:46 PMOne Reason Women Fare Worse in Negotiations? People Lie to Them.
July 22 2014 7:14 AMHow to Use More Than 10 Percent of Your BrainBe alive. Lucy perpetuates a strangely persistent myth.
Wild Things
July 15 2014 11:00 AMHow the World’s Largest Flying Dinosaur Avoided Crash Landing
July 11 2014 7:37 AMHow Not to Build a BrainNeuroscientists are battling over exceedingly ambitious EU and U.S. brain projects.
Wild Things
July 7 2014 4:31 PMThe World’s Largest Flying Bird Had a Wingspan the Length of Four People Laid Head to Toe
Wild Things
July 1 2014 7:00 PM“You Have the Memory of a Fish” Is Sort of a Compliment
June 30 2014 3:15 PMOld Boys’ LabWhere are the women in America’s greatest scientific laboratories?
June 25 2014 7:09 AMDevelopmental Psychology’s Weird ProblemAre we measuring basic facts about children? Or basic facts about rich kids?
Wild Things
June 17 2014 7:00 PMThe Outlaw Chimps of Gishwati Forest
History of Innovation
June 12 2014 10:40 AMWhat in the World Does That Invention Do?Quiz: Match these gorgeous 18th- and 19th- century patent models to their purpose.


Medical Examiner

The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola 

The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.

I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.

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

Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore

And schools are getting worried.

Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War

The XX Factor

Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough

So they added a little self-immolation.


Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem

Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology. 

Why a Sketch of Chelsea Manning Is Stirring Up Controversy

How Worried Should Poland, the Baltic States, and Georgia Be About a Russian Invasion?

Trending News Channel
Sept. 19 2014 1:11 PM Watch Flashes of Lightning Created in a Lab  
  News & Politics
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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.