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.
Falling for Familiar NarrativesThe New York Times, Washington Post, and Time contribute to a week of spectacularly bad social science reporting.
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?
Don’t Sweat the Dodd-Frank Rollback Congress just gave Wall Street a win. It also opened the door for smarter, better financial reform.
What Happened at Slate This Week? Staff writer Lily Hay Newman shares what stories intrigued her at the magazine this week.
Squash vs. Baseball! Wrestling vs. Golf! Good riddance to the days when sports had to fight each other for Olympic survival.