What’s So Dangerous About “Killer Bees”?Humans can survive more than 1,000 stings, but swarms can be even bigger.
A Man Drinks a Fifth of Jack Daniel’s in 13 SecondsHow much alcohol does it take to kill you?
Why Do American Alligators Attack People, but American Crocodiles Don’t?A strange Florida case, explained.
The Best (and Worst) Ways to Avoid Lightning StrikesLying on the ground? Seeking shelter in a car? What about the “30/30” rule?
The Truth About Elevator DeathsThey are vanishingly rare—but that doesn’t stop people from debating the best way to survive a sudden fall.
The Drowning DebacleOne of America’s most common causes of accidental death is also one of the most preventable.
Your Brain Wants You to Be MultilingualIntelligence tests beginning in 1947 suggest the benefits of learning a second or third language.
Can a Nightmare Really Kill You?The disturbing syndrome Wes Craven says inspired Nightmare on Elm Street.
The Rock, Pre-Capone The long history of Alcatraz before it became America's first supermax prison.
Lindsay Lohan’s Lacey Jonas ProblemCan celebrities really win lawsuits over unflattering portrayals of themselves?
The Water Down BelowA reservoir deep beneath the Earth’s surface may contain three times the water of our oceans combined.
TODAY IN SLATE
Justice Ginsburg’s Crucial Dissent in the Texas Voter ID Case
Even When They Go to College, the Poor Sometimes Stay Poor
Here’s Just How Far a Southern Woman May Have to Drive to Get an Abortion
The Most Ingenious Teaching Device Ever Invented
Marvel’s Civil War Is a Far-Right Paranoid Fantasy
It’s also a mess. Can the movies do better?
Marvel’s Civil War Is a Far-Right Paranoid Fantasy It’s also a mess. Can the movies do better?
Sprawl, Decadence, and Environmental Ruin in Nevada
Space: The Next Generation
An All-Female Mission to Mars
As a NASA guinea pig, I verified that women would be cheaper to launch than men.
Smash and Grab Will competitive Senate contests in Kansas and South Dakota lead to more late-breaking races in future elections?
Keeping It in the Family Why are so many of the world’s oldest companies in Japan?
Is Anybody Watching My Do-Gooding? The difference between being a hero and being an altruist.
Bio-Inspiration Is Finally Delivering Inventions Based on Porcupines, Parasites, and Of Course Geckos
Where I Was Wrong About the Royals I underestimated the value of building a team that’s just barely better than mediocre.