What Saved Your Life?Slate readers shared fascinating, heartwarming stories. Here are 50 fun ones.
The Disturbing, Shameful History of Childbirth DeathsIf you are pregnant, do not read this story.
How Would You Have Died in 1811?Play our Wretched Fate game and risk dropsy, quinsy, consumption, and worms.
So Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Called Us to Complain …He says scientists lie, journalists are scared of the CDC, and the government is poisoning children.
What’s the Worst Thing a Teacher Ever Said to You?We thanked the good teachers yesterday. Now let’s remember the ones we hated.
Danica Patrick, Shut Up and DriveRacing’s fastest female is throwing the women’s movement into reverse.
The XX Factor
New Blow To Evolutionary Psychology is Good News for Women Who Want Men Who Cook and Clean
Fourteen Oddball Reasons You’re Not Dead YetA selection of underappreciated people, innovations, and ideas that save lives.
Long Lives Made Humans HumanOld people were invented in the Paleolithic Age and perfected in the 20th century.
Cats Are EvilWhy New Zealand is right to consider banning them in order to save its wildlife.
Is The Impossible Reprehensible?Laura Helmuth and Dan Kois argue about the new movie based on the 2004 tsunami.
How Did Science, Medicine, and the Environment Do in the Elections?Your House of Representatives now has twice as many physicists.
Why Is Romney Campaigning on Medical Quackery?He's going after the ultimate niche voter: Virginia’s Lyme disease conspiracy theorists.
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.
Best of Slate Podcasts
The Best of Slate Podcasts Only have time for one podcast this week? Make it this one.
The Craziest Endings in College Football History After the turkey, enjoy some classic finishes.