Why 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.
And Now, the Good News About SmallpoxIn the event of a terrorist attack, we’re not all toast.
My Genetic Cousin, I Presume?In which a Cohen of the American variety meets his Bantu kinsman.
A History of Heckling at the International AIDS ConferenceWho showed up to and who snubbed one of the strangest but most important scientific meetings?
A Silent EpidemicWhy is there such a high percentage of HIV and AIDS among black women?
Vax PopuliA viable anthrax vaccine exists. Why aren't we making it and other defensive vaccines available to the public?
TODAY IN SLATE
False rape accusations exist, and they are a serious problem.
Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.
Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe. Expect more political earthquakes across 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!
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.
Inside Higher Ed
Empty Seats, Fewer Donors? College football isn’t attracting the audience it used to.
Think You’re Smarter Than Slate’s Future Tense Weather Blogger? Find Out With This Week’s News Quiz.
What Happened at Slate This Week? The Slatest editor tells us to read well-informed skepticism, media criticism, and more.
Did America Get Fat by Drinking Diet Soda? A high-profile study points the finger at artificial sweeteners.
Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.