Slate.com has added two members to its team. Laura Helmuth has joined as the site’s new science editor. Helmuth comes to Slate from Smithsonian, where she worked as a senior editor. Prior to that she worked in the news department at Science magazine. At Slate, Helmuth will be oversee health content and the site’s Explainer section.

Will Oremus is also coming aboard as a tech blogger for Slate. Oremus has written for publications like the Wall Street JournalNewsweek, and the New Yorker. At Slate Oremus will be featured in its Future Tense section.