Behind the Scenes
“I Sensed That Many Had Never Told Their Story to an Outsider”The story behind “What Do Talking Apes Really Tell Us.”
Songs That Make Slate NostalgicA roundup of the music from high school that staffers still love.
Why Do Scientists Commit Fraud?The latest stem cell research misconduct investigation ends in tragedy.
Can My Keyboard Spread Ebola?Myths and misunderstandings about Ebola in the United States.
Autism Linked to Common GenesEnvironmental causes and specific mutations aren’t as much to blame.
Space: The Next Generation
The Battle for SpaceRussia, China, and the United States are developing “dual use” technologies. One use is peaceful. The other isn’t.
What Do Talking Apes Really Tell Us?The strange, disturbing world of Koko the gorilla and Kanzi the bonobo.
How to Use More Than 10 Percent of Your BrainBe alive. Lucy perpetuates a strangely persistent myth.
How Not to Build a BrainNeuroscientists are battling over exceedingly ambitious EU and U.S. brain projects.
The World’s Largest Flying Bird Had a Wingspan the Length of Four People Laid Head to Toe
Developmental Psychology’s Weird ProblemAre we measuring basic facts about children? Or basic facts about rich kids?
Roads & Kingdoms
Life After ISIS The Northern Iraqi city of Sinjar has been recaptured from ISIS, but it’s a long way from back to normal.
What Happened at Slate This Week? Stuff to read when you need to escape from your family gathering.
The Generic City Boring landscapes impede on our biological need for intrigue. So why are so many buildings so hideous?
The Craziest Endings in College Football History After the turkey, enjoy some classic finishes.