John Horgan

John Horgan directs the Center for Science Writings at Stevens Institute of Technology. His next book, The End of War, will be published in November.

Oct. 3 2011 6:43 AMWill War Ever End?Steven Pinker’s new book reveals an ever more peaceable species: humankind.
The Book Club
Nov. 14 2008 2:16 PMNothing Succeeds Like Success
April 26 2007 7:19 AMSpirit TechHow to wire your brain for religious ecstasy.
Feb. 12 2003 3:54 PMBuddhist RetreatWhy I gave up on finding my religion.
Sept. 17 1996 3:30 AMThe Mystery of LifeDarwinism doesn't solve it.
Hey, Wait A Minute
Aug. 4 2009 2:03 PMDoes Peace Have a Chance?Wars are less deadly than they've been for 12,000 years. Things could get even better.
The Book Club
Nov. 13 2008 1:48 PMA Squandered Opportunity?
May 7 2003 11:44 AMTripping De-Light FantasticAre psychedelic drugs good for you?
The Book Club
Jan. 17 2000 7:50 PM


The World

The Budget Disaster that Sabotaged the WHO’s Response to Ebola

Are the Attacks in Canada a Sign of ISIS on the Rise in the West?

PowerPoint Is the Worst, and Now It’s the Latest Way to Hack Into Your Computer

Is It Offensive When Kids Use Bad Words for Good Causes?

Fascinating Maps Based on Reddit, Craigslist, and OkCupid Data


The Real Secret of Serial

What reporter Sarah Koenig actually believes.


The Actual World

“Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.

In Praise of 13th Grade: Why a Fifth Year of High School Is a Great Idea

A Comically Inane Court Opinion Just Upheld Puerto Rico’s Gay Marriage Ban

  News & Politics
Oct. 23 2014 3:55 PM Panda Sluggers Democrats are in trouble. Time to bash China.
Oct. 23 2014 5:53 PM Amazon Investors Suddenly Bearish on Losing Money
Oct. 23 2014 5:08 PM Why Is an Obscure 1968 Documentary in the Opening Credits of Transparent?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 23 2014 11:33 AM Watch Little Princesses Curse for the Feminist Cause
  Slate Plus
Oct. 23 2014 11:28 AM Slate’s Working Podcast: Episode 2 Transcript Read what David Plotz asked Dr. Meri Kolbrener about her workday.
Oct. 23 2014 6:07 PM Devil in a Trenchcoat Will the new NBC series bring Constantine into the mainstream, or ruin the character forever?
Future Tense
Oct. 23 2014 5:53 PM South Florida’s Desperate Secession Movement
  Health & Science
Oct. 23 2014 5:42 PM Seriously, Evolution: WTF? Why I love the most awkward, absurd, hacked-together species.
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PM Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.