Susan Matthews
Susan Matthews

Susan Matthews is Slate’s science editor.

Science
March 28 2017 3:36 PMTrump’s Environmental Executive Order Is As Stupid As It Is DamagingHis move to roll back regulations will harm our health and won’t grow the economy.
The Slatest
March 21 2017 7:20 PMGosh, Golly, Goodness: Neil Gorsuch Sure Does Avoid Answering Questions in a Folksy Way
The XX Factor
March 20 2017 4:02 PMNice Piece New York, but Kellyanne Conway Is Not the First Lady
Science
Feb. 13 2017 9:13 AMI Can’t Stop Looking at Naked BirdsYou should try it.
The Slatest
Jan. 18 2017 3:15 PMScott Pruitt’s Answer on Lead in Water Wasn’t As Egregious As Critics Claim
Science
Dec. 16 2016 7:22 PMI Am Glad the Harlem Deer Is DeadAnd you should be, too.
The Slatest
Nov. 9 2016 4:01 PMTrump’s Pick to Lead the EPA Transition Team Is a Proud Climate Skeptic
Medical Examiner
Oct. 26 2016 5:15 AMWe’ve Misdiagnosed the Problem With Donald TrumpIt’s not what’s in his head that matters. It’s what’s in ours.
Science
Oct. 3 2016 2:46 PMWe Don’t Know Whether Roller Coasters Cure Kidney StonesBut we do tend to accept even the smallest, most preliminary studies as fact. We should stop.  
The Slatest
Sept. 15 2016 2:51 PMEveryone Says Trump Is 6-Foot-2. So Why Does Trump’s Doctor Say He’s 6-Foot-3? A Theory.
Future Tense
Sept. 1 2016 11:21 AMSpaceX Rocket Explodes During Test-Fire, No Casualties Reported
Science
June 24 2016 9:33 AMAre Bridge Players Subconsciously Changing Their Game Strategy in Response to Trump?A small amount of nonsense research suggests so. But it’s statistically significant so let’s take it extremely seriously.
Science
May 31 2016 3:45 PMDon’t Be Upset About HarambeGet angry about what’s killing most other gorillas.
Brow Beat
May 9 2016 8:09 AMThis Week’s Worst Person in Westeros: Jon Snow
The Slatest
March 23 2017 5:34 PMWatch a Gorsuch Defender Say a Dead Victim of Gun Violence Would Support Gorsuch
The Slatest
March 21 2017 6:27 PMFranken to Gorsuch: “I Had a Career in Identifying Absurdity, and I Know It When I See It”
Awake
Feb. 24 2017 4:17 PMThe First Thing You Should Do When You Wake Up? Share Your Dreams.
Science
Jan. 27 2017 3:56 PMScientists Are About to Be Censored. They Shouldn’t Censor Themselves.Don’t make the Trump administration’s job any easier.
Medical Examiner
Jan. 10 2017 5:35 PMDonald Trump and RFK Jr. Are Vaccine-Skeptical SoulmatesThey present their skepticism of established science as reasonable. And that makes their views even scarier.
Cover Story
Dec. 11 2016 11:07 PMIt’s Not OverStanding Rock was never just about the pipeline. It’s about an existential fight against the corporate interests who would sacrifice people and the planet on the altar of short-term gain.
Outward
Nov. 1 2016 11:06 AMAIDS’ “Patient Zero” Has Already Been Exonerated. Why Do Scientists Keep Debunking the Myth?
The XX Factor
Oct. 7 2016 6:07 PMTrump Says Misogynistic Things All the Time. The Lewd Video Is Still Sickening.
Normal
Oct. 3 2016 11:00 AMAre You Eating Cereal the Right Way?
Medical Examiner
Sept. 12 2016 4:06 PMMedical Records Won’t Tell Us Anything Useful About the Candidates’ HealthThe “concern” over Clinton’s pneumonia is about politics, not medical precision.
Five-ring Circus
Aug. 19 2016 6:04 PMShould We Feel Bad for Ryan Lochte?An Olympics debate.
The Anti-Marathon
June 5 2016 8:00 AMLet the Slate Anti-Marathon Begin!Here’s what participating Slatesters plan to train for in the coming months. 
The Anti-Marathon
May 31 2016 5:57 AMJoin the Slate Anti-MarathonTrain for something—anything!—with Slate staff and your fellow readers.
The Audio Book Club
May 6 2016 11:32 AMThe Audio Book Club Meets Lab GirlSlate critics discuss Hope Jahren’s memoir of plants and friendship.