Lindsay Beyerstein

Sept. 3 2013 8:04 AMThe Truth About the PillA new book argues that hormonal birth control is sexist and dangerous. Don’t believe it.
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July 13 2012 4:09 PMAntidepressant Critics Argue That There's No Such Thing as an Antidepressant
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July 11 2012 11:11 AMDon't Make Me Defend Jenny McCarthy
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July 5 2012 4:01 PMThe New York Times Is Full of Poop
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July 3 2012 10:00 AMIs the New FDA-Approved Weight-Loss Drug Just Fen-Phen All Over Again?
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Sept. 28 2010 5:22 PMIs This Doctor Treating Lesbianism in the Womb?
Today's Papers
Oct. 9 2005 10:02 AMEarthquake, Mudslide, Bird Flu
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July 16 2012 1:57 PMWhy Testing OxyContin on Kids Is a Good Thing
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July 11 2012 5:06 PMSorry, Guys, the Pot You Smoke Isn't Going To Make You Skinny
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July 6 2012 4:02 PMWhy the Netherlands Is a Red Herring in the Home Birth Debate
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July 3 2012 5:06 PMOK, Cats Probably Aren't Causing Danish Women To Kill Themselves
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Oct. 14 2010 3:50 PMPorn Star Tests Positive. Again.
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Aug. 31 2010 12:32 PMCap It, Larry Flynt


Medical Examiner

The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola 

The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.

I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore

And schools are getting worried.

Global Marches Demand Action on Climate Change


Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem

Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology. 

Why a Sketch of Chelsea Manning Is Stirring Up Controversy

How Worried Should Poland, the Baltic States, and Georgia Be About a Russian Invasion?

  News & Politics
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Business Insider
Sept. 20 2014 6:30 AM The Man Making Bill Gates Richer
Sept. 20 2014 7:27 AM How Do Plants Grow Aboard the International Space Station?
  Double X
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Sept. 19 2014 4:58 PM Steubenville Gets the Lifetime Treatment (And a Cheerleader Erupts Into Flames)
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Sept. 21 2014 1:15 PM The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 5  A spoiler-filled discussion of "Time Heist."
Sept. 21 2014 9:00 PM Attractive People Being Funny While Doing Amusing and Sometimes Romantic Things Don’t dismiss it. Friends was a truly great show.
Future Tense
Sept. 19 2014 6:31 PM The One Big Problem With the Enormous New iPhone
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 21 2014 8:00 AM An Astronaut’s Guided Video Tour of Earth
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.