Tear Down the Swing SetsAnd the plastic forts. Here’s how to put the play back in playgrounds.
I Giggle, Therefore I AmWhen I tickle my infant son, I’m teaching him that he’s a human being.
Down With Training WheelsThey train kids how not to ride a bike! Why balance bikes are better.
I Remember Mama and DadaWhat do small children remember? And why do memories stick into adulthood?
Can Your Baby Wield a Machete?The developmental milestones parents obsess over are meaningless.
TODAY IN SLATE
How Canada’s Shooting Tragedies Have Shaped Its Gun Control Politics
Where Ebola Lives Between Outbreaks
Gunman Killed Inside Canadian Parliament; Soldier Shot at National Monument Dies
Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band
Can it be again?
Paul Farmer: Up to 90 Percent of Ebola Patients Should Survive
Is he right?
“I’m Not a Scientist” Is No Excuse
Politicians brag about their ignorance while making ignorant decisions.
Driving in Circles
The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.
Landslide Landrieu Can the Louisiana Democrat use the powers of incumbency to save herself one more time?
Crack Open an Old One A highly unscientific evaluation of Germany’s oldest breweries.
One More Reason Not to Use PowerPoint: It’s The Gateway for a Serious Windows Vulnerability
Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.