Matt Miller
Matt Miller

Matt Miller is a veterinary student and science writer. Follow him on Twitter.

Medical Examiner
Jan. 13 2017 5:13 PMThe Cheaper, Generic “EpiPen” Is GreatExcept that consumers will have to know enough to ask for it. And that’s not how medicine should work.
Science
Oct. 5 2016 5:58 PMNo, the Bee-Pocalypse Isn’t Here YetYes, seven species of bee were just added to the endangered species list. But they’re all in Hawaii, and none of them are honeybees.
Science
Aug. 15 2016 9:14 AMDon’t Bring Your Dog to WorkPet-friendly policies are growing more popular among employers, but they’re often implemented irresponsibly.
Five-Ring Circus
Aug. 9 2016 12:10 PMThe Fish Kick Is the Fastest Way for Humans to Swim. Why Aren’t More Olympians Using It?
The Slatest
July 29 2016 1:18 PMFour People Have Contracted Zika North of Downtown Miami
Science
July 29 2016 10:04 AMThe Bees Are All RightAfter years of uncertainty, honeybees appear poised to recover from collapse.
Medical Examiner
July 27 2016 9:15 AMHave Humans Finally Reached Peak Height?People living in developed countries seem to be about as tall as they’re going to get.
Science
July 21 2016 10:00 AMThe White Lion Cub Born in Texas Is Adorable, but Not AlbinoA genetic condition called leucism is what gives these lions their unusual color.
Future Tense
July 14 2016 5:44 PMHow the Fish and Wildlife Service is Using Drones and Candy to Save Wild Ferrets
Science
July 13 2016 12:12 PMBarack Obama, M.D.?The president wrote an opinion piece in the Journal of the American Medical Association, which is kind of cute.
Medical Examiner
July 8 2016 6:20 PMZika-Infected Person Dies in UtahThe individual was infected elsewhere, and Zika may not have been the cause of death.
Science
July 1 2016 2:55 PMLight Pollution May Cause Early Spring in CitiesCombined with global warming, this is not great news for ecosystems.
Future Tense
June 29 2016 2:50 PMA DNA Test Won’t Explain Elizabeth Warren’s AncestryYou’re not 28 percent Finnish, either.
Science
June 17 2016 1:55 PMWhat’s the Deal With the New Elements?Here’s everything you need to know about the four latest elements on the periodic table.
Medical Examiner
June 13 2016 9:15 AMProzac May Be the Only Drug That Effectively Treats Depression in KidsTherapy is still the best course of treatment for childhood depression.
Science
Oct. 17 2016 7:02 AMSpend the Summer as a Science Writer for SlateThe AAAS Mass Media Fellowship exposed me to the world of science communication. You could be next.
Science
Sept. 9 2016 2:40 PMThere Are Now Seven Species Named After President ObamaAnd two of them are parasites.
Science
Aug. 11 2016 7:41 AM20 (Science) Questions for the Presidential CandidatesA coalition of scientists has challenged the presidential candidates to a science debate. This should be interesting!
Five-ring Circus
Aug. 2 2016 11:34 AMWhich Sports Held in Rio’s Sewage-Contaminated Waters Present the Biggest Health Risk?Some have it better than others.
Food
July 29 2016 12:57 PMWhat Can Pizza Tell Us About Ourselves?Probably nothing. But delivery-based data sure was amusing.
Medical Examiner
July 27 2016 12:40 PMBeing Transgender Is Not a Mental DisorderThe World Health Organization might finally update its outdated and absurd categorization. It’s about time.
Lexicon Valley
July 21 2016 3:38 PMWhere the “Spicy Boi” Meme Came From (and Why It’s Spamming Hillary Clinton’s Instagram)
The Slatest
July 19 2016 3:04 PMPhotographer Snags a Shot of a Microburst, or Inside-Out Tornado, Over Phoenix
The Slatest
July 14 2016 12:20 PMFirefighters Had Been Feeding the Alligators Near the Disney Resort Where a 2-Year-Old Was Killed
Future Tense
July 12 2016 3:20 PMHow Our Own Genetic Code Could Make the Internet Last for Millennia
Moneybox
July 8 2016 10:31 AMThere’s Absolutely No Reason Why an EpiPen Should Cost $300Lack of competition and aggressive marketing have led to an exorbitant cost for the life-saving device.
Future Tense
June 30 2016 1:59 PMHow Much Does 1 Kilogram Weigh?It’s actually about to change—slightly.
Medical Examiner
June 24 2016 7:16 AMActually, That Gross, New Stomach-Draining Device Might Be EffectiveSome are calling it “medical bulimia” but that betrays a misunderstanding of both the eating disorder and the obesity crisis.
Science
June 16 2016 3:36 PMWhy Did the Gator Attack the 2-Year-Old?If humans fed the gators in the lagoons, that might have made them more likely to attack.