The Case of the Missing CerebellumHow did a Chinese woman live 24 years missing part of her brain?
The Power of TreesThe U.S. Forest Service wants to prove the immediate, measurable effects of tree loss on human health.
What’s Heavier: 1 Pound of Feathers or 1 Pound of Lead?A classic gotcha riddle may be more complicated than it seems.
What Is the Bloop?A sound recorded deep in the Pacific has been a lively mystery for years—even if it’s probably been solved.
Who Were the Original Americans?A skeleton in the submerged caves of the Yucatan is getting us closer to an answer.
The Cosmic History of Earth’s WaterUp to half of the planet’s water may predate the solar system—and the sun.
Why Is Fall Red in America but Yellow in Europe?A possible explanation, 35 million years in the making.
Can Blue Whales Recover?Populations off California may have reached historic levels, but that is not the case everywhere.
Why Do American Schizophrenics Hear Threatening Voices? Ghanaian and Indian schizophrenics often don't.
Smart ArmsWith their many sticky appendages, why don’t octopuses make a snarled mess of themselves?
The Sun’s SiblingHD162826 resides more than 100 light-years away in the constellation Hercules.
Postpone Christmas We should celebrate Jesus’ birth in early February, not the end of December.
Women’s Work The jobs recovery was supposed to be great for women. It hasn’t exactly worked out that way.
Slate’s Working Podcast: Episode 17 Transcript Read what David Plotz asked a middle school principal about his workday.
Squash vs. Baseball! Wrestling vs. Golf! Good riddance to the days when sports had to fight each other for Olympic survival.