The Best Science Picture Books of the Year
"Could You Be An Animal if You Didn't Have Any Bones?"
The picture book that will show your kid how evolution works
How to Superpower the Immune System
New strategies for fighting disease in newborns, the elderly and cancer patients
The Mommy Worry Wars
Anxiety doesn't make it harder to get pregnant or have a healthy baby
Do Coal Plants Really Kill People?
Why Romney was right
Should You Go to the Drugstore for Your Flu Shots?
Yes, and for shingles and whooping cough, too
Parents, Don't Panic Over West Nile
Children are actually the least likely to get really sick from it
Why Are Babies Dying of Old-Fashioned Whooping Cough?
It's not just the fault of parents who don't vaccinate their kids
Should you treat their condition in utero?
The Olympics has a new way to test whether athletes are men or women. Is it fair?
The Placenta is not a Warzone
Even though a father's and a mother's genes differ, that doesn't mean pregnancy is a "battle of the sexes"
Did Human Pregnancy Evolve because of an Infection?
Scientists may know why our babies advance so much in the womb
What Can Our Telomeres Tell Us?
Buzzy new DNA tests claim to reveal how "old" our bodies really are
Is Yogurt Good for you?
The pros and cons of probiotics
Folic Acid Follies
Pregnant women should stop popping these pills like candy
Warm Heart, Cold Hands
Are women really more likely to feel cold than men?
Who'd have thought the drug would have a second life?
How to Buck Up the Science Ladies
An easy way to boost women's scores in physics
Is Cancer Our Evil, Smarter Twin?
A new metaphor may tell us what we need to know about the disease
The Last Word on Fetal T
Rebecca Jordan-Young's masterful critique of the research on the relationship between testosterone and sex difference
Lessons from the Womb (a book club exchange)
How does anxiety affect fetal development?
What we learned about pregnancy from Project Ice Storm
How much does prenatal influence matter?
More research on pregnancy, less guilt
Are pregnant women really more xenophobic?
Inviting raffish scientists to the party
Soon You May Have Silk in Your Brain
The many magical medical uses of silk
The Young and the Restless
Why the tricks for better sleeping are different for babies and adults
Which Dirt Should Your Baby Eat?
Mapping how bugs and viruses help children develop immunity
Should you bank your baby's umbilical cord blood?
When it comes to cancer screening, more isn't always better
Sniffing Out Swine Flu
Researchers hope to create a better way to diagnose swine flu and other ailments
The New Prenatal Testing: No Risk of Miscarriage
They'll take blood from the mother's arm
The Vibrators of the Future
Lady tech products at their most ingenious
Why Are Mastectomies on the Rise?
The baffling new breast cancer development
This Goat Did Not Come from an Artificial Womb
Turns out we need uteruses even more than we thought
America's Got Science Talent
The biomedical research community goes bananas for stimulus funding
Diabetes of the Brain
Is Alzheimer's disease actually a form of diabetes?
The Tissue of Youth
Is human placenta a wonder drug or just another Japanese health fad?
Research into medicinal marijuana grows up
How artists are mining data sets to make you see the unseen
Dara Torres, Demystified
Do the swimmer's "secrets to success" hold up?
The Sex Difference Evangelists (a six-part series)
Meet the Believers
Pick a Little, Talk a Little
Mars, Venus, Babies, and Hormones
The Ghost of Larry Summers
The Next Best-Seller
The Pill, a Rock Opera
Its long-running health saga
The Psychosomatic Secret
The unscientific allure of mind-body medicine
Ending the Great Pill Price Hike
Congress, step up for college women before the year ends
The Year in Books
Slate picks the best books of 2007
In Which I Bug Myself
Tracking my calorie burn in real time
Our take on this season's books
Pas de Deux
Why are there only two sexes?
American Sex Portrait
Fifty years after Alfred Kinsey, what more do we know?
Chatting with readers about tanning and sun exposure
Is tanning addictive? Does sunscreen really help prevent skin cancer? And other burning summer questions
The best futuristic ideas for killing drug-resistant bacteria
What Slate is reading this summer
Fishing for Paramecia
Making art out of the wizardry of biotech
Spend $1 billion on abstinence education. Get nothing.
Why video games really are linked to violence.
Lurking Elizabeth Edwards Question
Do pregnancy and fertility treatment increase the risk
of breast cancer?
Do We Sleep? ( a five-part series)
obsession with slumber
What About the platypus?
Chamber of Madness
a Long Strange Trip It's Been
Ecstasy, the new prescription drug?
The Bush administration's crazy new HHS appointment.
Boston artist Rosamond Purcell repurposes the old, the burnt,
and the mangled.
1,800-Fold Price Hike
Ortho-McNeil, maker of the birth-control pill, shows some
1,800-Fold Price Hike
A maker of the pill sticks it to family-planning clinics.
The benefits of stomach stapling for teenagers.
The bat-eared robot and the boxfish car.
The campaign for abstinence hits a dead end on HPV.
The dilemma of college students who threaten to kill themselves.
Science, and Static
Pro-abstinence politics meddles with a CDC conference.
Conservatives teach sex ed to medical students. Thanks, Congress.
Spy Who Didn't Shag Me
How to fool a wiretap.
Dogs Don't Do Subways
Why canine sniffers won't make mass transit safer.
The health problems of 9/11 are back.
Our fascination with what's on the inside.
Evolution's controversial artist.
How evolutionary psychology gets evolution wrong.
Down the Breakfast Club
Why you shouldn't wake your kids up to eat their Wheaties.
Study of O
The female orgasm as evolution's happy accident.
There Will Be a Fat Pill
The science of hunger management.
How much sushi and albacore is too much? Be careful who you
A new method of AIDS prevention for women.
Getting Sleepy ...
Or are you? What the new sleeping-pill ads don't say.
What is electrical brain stimulation used for? And is it
Should scientific articles be available online and free to
Carb Is a Carb Is a Carb
The misleading marketing of packaged low-carb products.
The dubious science behind the Scientologists' detoxification
program for 9/11 rescue workers.
Roper v. Simmons asks how adolescent and adult brains differ.
Is inhalable alcohol a good idea?
Why vitamin D deficiency may be a hidden epidemic.
When it comes to cancer screening, more isn't always better.
Where does Brian Greene stand in the pantheon of physicists?