Jon Cohen

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July 19 2012 6:09 PMWhy Won’t Obama Attend the AIDS Meeting?If Obama skips the International AIDS Conference in D.C. next week, he’ll miss a historic opportunity.
Aug. 26 2011 7:02 AMRisibility of the Planet of the ApesOn the great divide between humans and chimpanzees.
Medical Examiner
May 15 2007 3:00 PMSex NetsThe puzzling rise and fall and rise of HIV and AIDS in Africa.
Medical Examiner
Nov. 16 2004 4:00 PMAnthrax ScareDid the military secretly doctor its anthrax vaccine?
April 7 2003 5:41 PMDo surgical masks stop SARS?
Medical Examiner
March 21 2003 5:01 PMOutbreakWhy a deadly disease might be coming your way soon.
Oct. 29 2001 8:19 PMAnd Now, the Good News About SmallpoxIn the event of a terrorist attack, we’re not all toast.
April 13 2000 3:00 AMMy Genetic Cousin, I Presume?In which a Cohen of the American variety meets his Bantu kinsman. 
Hey, Wait A Minute
Nov. 23 1996 3:30 AMAIDS Isn't OverPronouncements of its death are greatly exaggerated.
July 19 2012 6:09 PMA History of Heckling at the International AIDS ConferenceWho showed up to and who snubbed one of the strangest but most important scientific meetings?
April 27 2009 3:15 PMDo Surgical Masks Stop Swine Flu?Probably not.
Medical Examiner
Feb. 21 2006 3:00 PMPharmanoiaComing to a clinical trial near you.
Medical Examiner
Oct. 27 2004 6:43 AMA Silent EpidemicWhy is there such a high percentage of HIV and AIDS among black women?
Medical Examiner
April 3 2003 3:42 PMTravel BugShould you cancel your trip to the Orient because of SARS?
Medical Examiner
Oct. 10 2002 6:16 PMThere's a Safer Smallpox Vaccine ...And thanks for asking, but you can't have it.
Sept. 25 2001 3:00 AMVax PopuliA viable anthrax vaccine exists. Why aren't we making it and other defensive vaccines available to the public?
Wine's World
Jan. 20 2000 3:30 AMJabberwineyA professor of viticulture puts a stopper on wine hooey.



Crying Rape

False rape accusations exist, and they are a serious problem.

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

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

The Music Industry Is Ignoring Some of the Best Black Women Singing R&B

How Will You Carry Around Your Huge New iPhone? Apple Pants!

Medical Examiner

The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola 

The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.


The Other Huxtable Effect

Thirty years ago, The Cosby Show gave us one of TV’s great feminists.

Lifetime Didn’t Find the Steubenville Rape Case Dramatic Enough. So They Added a Little Self-Immolation.

No, New York Times, Shonda Rhimes Is Not an “Angry Black Woman” 

Brow Beat
Sept. 19 2014 1:39 PM Shonda Rhimes Is Not an “Angry Black Woman,” New York Times. Neither Are Her Characters.
Sept. 19 2014 1:11 PM An Up-Close Look at the U.S.–Mexico Border
  News & Politics
Sept. 19 2014 9:15 PM Chris Christie, Better Than Ever
Sept. 19 2014 6:35 PM Pabst Blue Ribbon is Being Sold to the Russians, Was So Over Anyway
Inside Higher Ed
Sept. 19 2014 1:34 PM Empty Seats, Fewer Donors? College football isn’t attracting the audience it used to.
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 4:58 PM Steubenville Gets the Lifetime Treatment (And a Cheerleader Erupts Into Flames)
  Slate Plus
Slate Picks
Sept. 19 2014 12:00 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? The Slatest editor tells us to read well-informed skepticism, media criticism, and more.
Brow Beat
Sept. 19 2014 4:48 PM You Should Be Listening to Sbtrkt
Future Tense
Sept. 19 2014 6:31 PM The One Big Problem With the Enormous New iPhone
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 19 2014 5:09 PM Did America Get Fat by Drinking Diet Soda?   A high-profile study points the finger at artificial sweeteners.
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.