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The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Final Thoughts on Series 8 Phil Plait and Mac Rogers on the finale and the season.
Don’t Feel Sorry for Robert F. Kennedy Jr.A Washington Post profile portrays him as passionate and sympathetic. He’s actually obsessive and dangerous.
Here's How Long That Teen Would Have to Pee in the Portland Reservoir to Make It Unsafe to Drink
Lions and Hippos and Jellyfish, Oh MyThe best animal stories in books, articles, and movies, from Slate’s Wild Things writers.
Watch Francis Collins Lunge for the Nobel PrizeAn underhanded attempt by the National Institutes of Health to claim full credit for sequencing the human genome.
Who Will Win a Nobel Prize?Everything you need to know about the contenders, rivalries, scandals, and politics of the famous awards.
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.
Hugger-in-ChiefIn embracing an Ebola victim, Barack Obama succeeded where Ronald Reagan failed.
Songs That Make Slate NostalgicA roundup of the music from high school that staffers still love.
What Happened at Slate This Week?Slate’s science editor on her favorite reads from Slate this week.
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Dear Prudence Talks Moms, Moms-in-Law, and MoreA Slate Plus exclusive: Listen to the Dear Prudence Mommy Dearest event, recorded live in Washington, D.C.
Don’t Be a CreepLessons from the latest terrible, sad, fascinating scandal in the science blogging world.
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.
Battered and Blue Police departments shouldn’t feel under siege. The public just wants better policing.
Don’t Sweat the Dodd-Frank Rollback Congress just gave Wall Street a win. It also opened the door for smarter, better financial reform.
What Happened at Slate This Week? Staff writer Lily Hay Newman shares what stories intrigued her at the magazine this week.
How Creative Is Your Computer? The Lovelace test is a better measure of artificial intelligence than the Turing test.
Squash vs. Baseball! Wrestling vs. Golf! Good riddance to the days when sports had to fight each other for Olympic survival.