The Cheaper, Generic “EpiPen” Is GreatExcept that consumers will have to know enough to ask for it. And that’s not how medicine should work.
No, 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.
Don’t Bring Your Dog to WorkPet-friendly policies are growing more popular among employers, but they’re often implemented irresponsibly.
The Fish Kick Is the Fastest Way for Humans to Swim. Why Aren’t More Olympians Using It?
The Bees Are All RightAfter years of uncertainty, honeybees appear poised to recover from collapse.
Have Humans Finally Reached Peak Height?People living in developed countries seem to be about as tall as they’re going to get.
The White Lion Cub Born in Texas Is Adorable, but Not AlbinoA genetic condition called leucism is what gives these lions their unusual color.
Barack Obama, M.D.?The president wrote an opinion piece in the Journal of the American Medical Association, which is kind of cute.
Zika-Infected Person Dies in UtahThe individual was infected elsewhere, and Zika may not have been the cause of death.
Light Pollution May Cause Early Spring in CitiesCombined with global warming, this is not great news for ecosystems.
A DNA Test Won’t Explain Elizabeth Warren’s AncestryYou’re not 28 percent Finnish, either.
What’s the Deal With the New Elements?Here’s everything you need to know about the four latest elements on the periodic table.
Spend the Summer as a Science Writer for SlateThe AAAS Mass Media Fellowship exposed me to the world of science communication. You could be next.
20 (Science) Questions for the Presidential CandidatesA coalition of scientists has challenged the presidential candidates to a science debate. This should be interesting!
Which Sports Held in Rio’s Sewage-Contaminated Waters Present the Biggest Health Risk?Some have it better than others.
What Can Pizza Tell Us About Ourselves?Probably nothing. But delivery-based data sure was amusing.
Being Transgender Is Not a Mental DisorderThe World Health Organization might finally update its outdated and absurd categorization. It’s about time.
Where the “Spicy Boi” Meme Came From (and Why It’s Spamming Hillary Clinton’s Instagram)
Firefighters Had Been Feeding the Alligators Near the Disney Resort Where a 2-Year-Old Was Killed
There’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.
Actually, 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.