Is Polygamy Really So Awful?A new study shows that despite what you see on reality TV, plural marriage isn’t very good for society.
How Much Do Looks Matter in Presidential Politics?It’s not just attractiveness that counts among voters—it’s a cluster of physical traits.
I’ll Have To Ask My WifeWhen did politicians start publicly blaming their spouses for keeping them off the campaign trail?
What October Baby Gets Wrong About Modern WomanhoodThe movie’s self-involved, career-minded biological mother doesn’t reflect reality, but she fit a pro-life stereotype.
Are Fairy Tales Out of Fashion?I hate reading them to my young daughter—the classic versions are too violent, the Disney stories have bad values.
Why Do Women Vote Differently Than Men?Despite stereotypes, men are actually more fickle at the voting booth.
The XX Factor
Jean-Claude Mas Sold Breast Implants Made Industrial-Grade Silicone, the Kind Used In Cookware
How To Hit a WomanThe new anti-Elizabeth Warren ad, and how political attack ads differ when the target is female.
TODAY IN SLATE
Justice Ginsburg’s Crucial Dissent in the Texas Voter ID Case
The Jarring Experience of Watching White Americans Speak Frankly About Race
The Jarring Experience of Watching White Americans Speak Frankly About Race The Whiteness Project underscores why there is so little empathy between whites and blacks.
How Facebook’s New Feature Could Come in Handy During a Disaster
The Most Ingenious Teaching Device Ever Invented
Sprawl, Decadence, and Environmental Ruin in Nevada
You Should Be Able to Sell Your Kidney
Or at least trade it for something.
- Texas Lab Worker on Cruise Tests Negative for Ebola as Dallas Hospital Apologizes
- Police Use Tear Gas to Break Up College Pumpkin Festival Turned Violent
- Racist Rancher Cliven Bundy Challenges Eric Holder in Bizarre Campaign Ad
- Supreme Court Allows Texas Law That Accepts Handgun Permits but not College IDs to Vote
Space: The Next Generation
An All-Female Mission to Mars
As a NASA guinea pig, I verified that women would be cheaper to launch than men.
Dawn Patrol Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s critically important 5 a.m. wake-up call on voting rights.
Bio-Inspiration Is Finally Delivering Inventions Based on Porcupines, Parasites, and Of Course Geckos