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
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.
Procedural Purgatory It’s time to stop asking when Loretta Lynch will be confirmed and start wondering if she ever will be.
Biggest Sellout Now that Guinness World Records is in bed with publicity-seeking companies, can we trust it?
What Happened at Slate This Week? Alison Griswold describes her experience reporting on the Germanwings tragedy.
Is This Thing On? The fierce debate over whether we should try to contact extraterrestrial life or wait for aliens to contact us.
Don’t Blame It on Depression That’s not what made the Germanwings co-pilot murder 149 people.
Even Lufthansa’s Exhaustive Psychiatric Tests Couldn’t Have Stopped a Tragedy Like the Germanwings Crash