Laura Helmuth Laura Helmuth

Laura Helmuth is Slate's science and health editor. 

Science
July 15 2013 3:56 PMVirginia Heffernan’s Shameful ConfessionShe says she’s a creationist. Seriously.
Medical Examiner
June 11 2013 1:05 PMSo Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Called Us to Complain …He says scientists lie, journalists are scared of the CDC, and the government is poisoning children.
Culturebox
May 8 2013 6:00 AMWhat’s the Worst Thing a Teacher Ever Said to You?We thanked the good teachers yesterday. Now let’s remember the ones we hated.
Doublex
Feb. 4 2013 2:33 PMDanica Patrick, Shut Up and DriveRacing’s fastest female is throwing the women’s movement into reverse.
Nuclear Power
Jan. 21 2013 5:34 AMChernobyl’s Wildlife SurvivorsThe radioactive fallout zone has turned into a refuge.
The XX Factor
Nov. 7 2012 5:26 PMGay Marriage Won the Vote, But Would Your Marriage?
Tv Club
Oct. 21 2012 9:45 PMDexter, Season 7Isn't there an incest taboo for adopted siblings?
The XX Factor
Sept. 6 2012 12:30 PMNew Blow To Evolutionary Psychology is Good News for Women Who Want Men Who Cook and Clean
The XX Factor
Aug. 23 2012 2:30 PMDude, Bank Your Sperm. It’ll Get You Laid.
Culture Gabfest
July 25 2012 1:19 PMThe Culture Gabfest: Batman and Robins EditionSlate's podcast about The Dark Knight Rises, Christian Marclay’s 24-hour film The Clock, and the HBO documentary Birders: The Central Park Effect.
The XX Factor
June 18 2013 4:45 PMHappy 30th Anniversary, Sally Ride's First Space Flight. You Came Too Late.
The XX Factor
June 3 2013 1:06 PMThe Next Doctor in Doctor Who Should Be a Woman
The XX Factor
April 15 2013 9:00 AMIf You Want to Look Young, Ignore Elizabeth Wurtzel’s Advice on Looking Young
Science
Jan. 23 2013 3:48 PMCats Are EvilWhy New Zealand is right to consider banning them in order to save its wildlife.
Im
Dec. 20 2012 2:09 PMIs The Impossible Reprehensible?Laura Helmuth and Dan Kois argue about the new movie based on the 2004 tsunami.
Science
Nov. 7 2012 10:13 AMHow Did Science, Medicine, and the Environment Do in the Elections?Your House of Representatives now has twice as many physicists.
Science
Sept. 29 2012 10:23 AMWhy Is Romney Campaigning on Medical Quackery?He's going after the ultimate niche voter: Virginia’s Lyme disease conspiracy theorists.
Science
Sept. 5 2012 2:52 PMRomney Out-Debates ObamaHow the GOP candidate schooled the president on science policy.
The XX Factor
Aug. 20 2012 10:24 AMTodd Akin's "Legitimate Rape" Comment Was Not a Misstatement. It Was a Worldview
Culturebox
July 16 2012 4:48 PMJonathan Franzen Is the World’s Most Annoying Bird-WatcherHe shouldn’t be the public face of this wonderful pastime.
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Dec. 19 2014 4:15 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? Staff writer Lily Hay Newman shares what stories intrigued her at the magazine this week.