Daniel Engber
Daniel Engber Daniel Engber

Daniel Engber is a columnist for Slate

Food
Feb. 3 2016 5:15 AMThis Simple Trick Will Change the Way You Shop at Trader Joe’s ForeverSlate’s secret T.J.’s shopping hack, explained.
Cover Story
Dec. 27 2015 8:00 PMWhy Do Employers Still Routinely Drug-Test Workers?There’s very little evidence it’s worth the cost or hassle.
Crime
Dec. 10 2015 1:11 PMAn Exclusive Interview With the “Cannibal Cop”Exonerated of his alleged crimes, Gilberto Valle describes his experience in court, his time in prison, and his attempt to start a new life. 
Medical Examiner
Aug. 10 2015 11:32 AMThat *#^% Sugar FilmEverything movie critics think they know about sugar is wrong.
Politics
July 5 2015 7:12 PMI Haven’t Got Time for the ’PaignFinally, a browser extension that will allow you to filter out campaign coverage until it really matters.
Culturebox
March 31 2015 6:41 PMWere We Too Hard on Jonah Lehrer?A new book says yes. The facts say no.
Sports Nut
March 18 2015 7:24 PMThe Mind-Body ProblemWhy was Chris Borland’s NFL retirement a bigger deal than Patrick Willis’?
Brow Beat
March 5 2015 8:32 AMYour TV Small-Talk Is Ruining Dinner Parties
Science
Feb. 5 2015 11:07 AMThe Zombie Science of Bad DancingAn undead news item takes another turn around the floor.
Culturebox
Jan. 26 2015 4:29 PMStorm a-Brewin’—Let’s Hit Trader Joe’s!Americans get way too excited about stocking up before a storm.
The Completist
Jan. 16 2015 1:42 PMMann’s ManI watched every movie and TV show ever directed or produced by Michael Mann, Hollywood’s greatest hack.
Medical Examiner
Dec. 21 2014 10:32 PMWhither the Barf Bag?Is airborne vomiting in decline?
Movies
Oct. 29 2014 11:30 AMBroken GlassesJean-Luc Godard goes 3-D.
Medical Examiner
Oct. 7 2014 11:51 PMHow “Normal” Is Your Drinking?Navigating the alcohol consumption curve.
Medical Examiner
Sept. 19 2014 5:09 PMDid America Get Fat by Drinking Diet Soda?  A high-profile study points the finger at artificial sweeteners.
Science
Jan. 29 2016 6:21 PMLet’s Kill All the MosquitoesNow is the time to wipe the disease-carrying critters off the face of the Earth.
Sports Nut
Dec. 21 2015 11:50 AMConcussion LiesThe film about the NFL’s apparent CTE epidemic feeds the pervasive national myths about head trauma.
Science
Sept. 15 2015 3:06 PMSlate Voice: “The Case Against the Case Against Air Conditioning”Listen to Daniel Engber read about the moral justification for using air conditioning and why it isn’t bad for you or even (relatively) for the planet.
Science
July 8 2015 11:10 AMHot and BotheredAir conditioning isn’t bad for you or even (relatively) for the planet.
Sports Nut
April 3 2015 3:30 AMThe Disappointment SitupThe new body language of college basketball defeat.
Medical Examiner
March 19 2015 2:29 PMDumbphonesA vapid scare-piece in the New York Times gets a double-down debunking.
Science
March 6 2015 12:31 PMThe Kids Are All RightHave we made our children into moral monsters?
Sports Nut
Feb. 17 2015 8:51 PMCurtains UpIs ASU’s bizarre new technique the holy grail of free-throw distraction?
Science
Jan. 30 2015 9:45 AMSoft Football, Hard ScienceA rumble over physics and statistics has turned this year’s pregame hype into a classic test of mental toughness.
Crime
Jan. 22 2015 7:59 PMLeave the Cannibal Cop AloneHe never harmed anyone, and his conviction was overturned. Why can’t he look for love on Match.com?
The Completist
Jan. 16 2015 1:41 PMThe Descent of MannRanking the works of Michael Mann, from best to worst.
Books
Dec. 3 2014 11:44 PMThe Comedy of BeardsA theory.
Medical Examiner
Oct. 27 2014 2:09 PMDoes Drinking Soda Really Age Your Cells?How the science of telomeres turned into a spurious health trend.
Sports Nut
Sept. 28 2014 8:30 PMNFL Players Die Young. Or Maybe They Live Long Lives.Why it’s so hard to pin down the effects of football on players’ lives.
Crime
July 2 2014 7:18 PMThe Cannibal Cop Goes Free, but What About the Murderous Mechanic? One thought-crime conviction has been overturned. Three others have not.

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