Madeleine Johnson
Madeleine Johnson

Madeleine Johnson is a science writer and former neuroscientist. Follow her on Twitter or at Scienceline.org.

Medical Examiner
Nov. 20 2012 4:28 PMThe Pilgrims Should Have Been Thankful for a SpirocheteA gruesome disease granted them uninhabited, cleared land and a sweet brook.
Explainer
Aug. 3 2011 10:18 AMCan a Heat Wave Make You Insane?It depends on how hot it is.
Science
Oct. 10 2011 7:16 AMPets With ProblemsDoes spaying cause depression in dogs and cats?
  Slate Plus
Slate Plus
Aug. 28 2015 12:31 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? International affairs writer Joshua Keating on what to read to understand the apparently permanent slowdown of the Chinese economy.
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 1 2015 12:20 PM Does Contraception Reduce Abortions? The relationship is surprisingly ambiguous—until you look at the best evidence.