Hand Dryer vs. Paper Towel: Which Is Cleaner?
What matters most for hygiene is how you wash up, not how you dry off.
Thirty Years Later, Chernobyl Is Still DeadlyWe’re still trying to assess how many people may have been affected by the worst nuclear accident in history.
When People With Schizophrenia Hear Voices, They’re Really Hearing Their Own Subvocal SpeechUnlike most people, they just can’t tell it’s themselves.
Lead Paint, Lead Toys, Lead Dietary SupplementsThe lead pipes in Flint, Michigan, are a tiny part of a huge problem.
Pope Francis Should End the Ban on CondomsHe could save lives when he visits some of the most HIV–infected areas of the world.
How Television Misrepresents AbortionScandal’s season finale had a rare realistic depiction of abortion.
What Environmental Factors Cause Autism?Experts can rattle off autism-linked genes, but other risks are very hard to pin down.
Should Drunk Drivers Be Forced to Visit Morgues?Thailand is trying to deter intoxicated motorists by scaring them. But no one knows if it works.
A Silent KillerThere is no easy way to diagnose sepsis. The good news is you probably don’t have it, but here’s how to ask your doctor if you’re worried.
Everything You Wanted to Know About Sex and Zika (but Were Afraid to Ask)Your pressing questions, answered.
How to Save People From SnakebitesThe desperate search for better antidotes that can work against many types of venom.
Another Misguided Panic About AutismTelling pregnant women to stop taking antidepressants is irresponsible.
Do Death With Dignity Laws Increase the General Suicide Rate?The new evidence against assisted suicide is simply not true.
Facilitated Communication Is a Cult That Won’t DieThis discredited technique for communicating with profoundly disabled people is being pushed into public schools.
Slate Voice: “Sick and Far From Home”Listen to Mark Joseph Stern read about the Mormon missionaries who lacked adequate health care during their service abroad.