Daniel Engber

Slate Magazine, senior editor

Daniel Engber appears in the following:

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch Is Worse Than You Think

Friday, August 18, 2017

The plastic is everywhere. 

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch Is Worse Than You Think

Friday, March 10, 2017

The plastic is everywhere. 


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Long was it that quicksand gripped our hearts and imagination with fear. But these days, quicksand can't even scare an 8-year-old--why?

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

For many of us, quicksand was once a real fear -- it held a vise-grip on our imaginations, from childish sandbox games to grown-up anxieties about venturing into unknown lands. But these days, quicksand can't even scare an 8-year-old. In this short, we try to find out why. 

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The Valle Verdict and "Thought Crime"

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Daniel Engber, Slate columnist, explains the ins and outs of the so-called "cannibal cop" trial, and to what extent you can be prosecuted for your thoughts. 

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How British Science Journalists are Secretly Undermining the American Media

Friday, June 08, 2012

Slate writer Daniel Engber set out to debunk the idea of the 5-second rule -- the myth that if you drop food on the floor and pick it up quickly, it’s still clean enough to eat. Engber's quest led him onto a bigger story, about a wellspring of scientific misinformation that's flowing into American papers from Britain. 


Movie Date: Does 3D Make Movies Worse?

Friday, April 06, 2012


The Titanic sank 100 years ago this month. To mark the anniversary, James Cameron is re-releasing his mega-blockbuster "Titanic" in 3D, prompting some critics to say its strictly a marketing ploy while others cheer the innovation.

Will "Titanic 3D" burn a hole in your wallet, or will it blow your mind? This week, Rafer and Kristen put that question to Daniel Engber, senior editor at Slate. Listen to find out what he's got to say.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Winners, losers, underdogs -- what can games tell us about who we really are?

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