Bravo, Julianne Moore and Eddie RedmayneThe best actress and best actor gave stunning, surprisingly medically accurate performances.
The Psychological Toll of the Oil SpillResearch shows how the disaster will damage the mental health of those living in affected areas.
A Public Health Crisis at the BorderDetained children must be screened more rigorously for communicable disease.
Egg on Their FacesWhat the USDA and the FDA can learn from the recall of 500 million eggs due to salmonella.
WHO and the FluThe problems with the World Health Organization's approach to pandemics like swine flu.
Roads & Kingdoms
Marooned in the Desert Sixty-seven years after the Arab-Israeli War, 3,000 Palestinians remain forgotten and stateless in rural Egypt.
What We Like Right Now Our favorite picks for the week of May 18, curated by Slate writers and editors.
The Musical Omnivore’s Dilemma Jim O’Rourke helped take the guilt out of the “guilty pleasure.” On his new album, he returns to find that pop has moved beyond it.
Honeybees at a Crossroads Drought, pesticides, diseases—it’s not a good time to be a bee.