Freeze!Egg freezing is supposed to give women control over their biological clock. So why won’t more women do it?
Mother CountryThe perils of getting an assist abroad on having a baby—for Americans and foreigners both.
In Defense of IVF TwinsImplanting more than one embryo can be cheaper and quicker than single embryo transfers.
When Sex Becomes a ChoreA new study shows how infertility affects a couple's sex life.
Is Egg Freezing Unfairly Marginalized?Why the experimental label should be removed from the procedure.
The Irresistible BaconatorWhy fast food calorie counts might not make people eat better.
NeurostimulationIs it a good idea to drill holes in people's heads to treat them for depression?
Do You Have to Be Rich to Freeze Your Eggs?Not anymore. Competition and a controversial method are finally bringing prices down.
The Weak Link Between Stress and InfertilityDespite inconclusive evidence, the idea that stress harms conception persists—and it’s stressing women out.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Budget Disaster that Sabotaged the WHO’s Response to Ebola
How Movies Like Contagion and Outbreak Distort Our Response to Real Epidemics
How Movies Like Contagion and Outbreak Distort Our Response to Real Epidemics How our minds build narratives out of disaster.
PowerPoint Is the Worst, and Now It’s the Latest Way to Hack Into Your Computer
Everything You Should Know About Today’s Eclipse
An Unscientific Ranking of Really, Really Old German Beers
Welcome to 13th Grade!
Some high schools are offering a fifth year. That’s a great idea.
The Actual World
“Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.
Landslide Landrieu Can the Louisiana Democrat use the powers of incumbency to save herself one more time?
Slate’s Working Podcast: Episode 2 Transcript Read what David Plotz asked Dr. Meri Kolbrener about her workday.
Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.