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Don’t Be Upset About Harambe

Get angry about what’s killing most other gorillas.

Science
May 31 2016 3:31 PMStorm Chasers, Stay HomeRural roads are getting crowded during tornado season, and the dangerous conditions are all your fault.
The Anti-Marathon
May 31 2016 5:57 AMJoin the Slate Anti-MarathonTrain for something—anything!—with Slate staff and your fellow readers.
Bad Astronomy
May 30 2016 9:00 AMIn California, Trump Takes Denial to New Lows: "There Is No Drought"
Bad Astronomy
May 29 2016 9:00 AMMUST WATCH: Incredible Footage Lets You Ride a SpaceX Rocket Back to Earth
Science
May 27 2016 10:55 AMZika’s Getting All of the Attention. It Shouldn’t.Yellow fever’s coming back, and Ebola never left.
Bad Astronomy
May 27 2016 8:30 AMA Physics Outsider Says NASA Asteroid Scientists Are All Wrong. Is He Right? (Spoiler: No)
Science
May 26 2016 7:59 AMTexas’ Math Standards Look Suspiciously FamiliarThe state never adopted the Common Core. But its new math standards are very similar. 
Bad Astronomy
May 25 2016 8:45 AMUpdate: Mysterious Martian Plumes May Be From a Solar Storm and Not an Impending Invasion
Books
May 24 2016 9:15 AMBeware the Medical Beach ReadIt won’t give you nuanced science. But books of depth can—and Gluten Exposed is one of them.
Bad Astronomy
May 23 2016 12:10 PMAn Optical Illusion That Proves Your Brain Is Lying to You: Are These Dunes or Pits?
Science
May 23 2016 7:31 AMWhat Is Up With Cicadas?Why they come out so infrequently, what they do in the interim, and most importantly—are they edible?
Bad Astronomy
May 21 2016 9:00 AMNow’s the Best Time All Year to Look at Mars
Bad Astronomy
May 20 2016 8:45 AMOf Course Trump Chose a Global Warming Denier as His Energy Adviser
Science
May 19 2016 3:04 PMTiny Drone Learns to Fly—and LandDon’t swat this fly on the wall.
Bad Astronomy
May 19 2016 12:00 PMCards Against Humanity Science Pack Just Helped Humanity
Bad Astronomy
May 31 2016 9:30 AMPHOTOS: Weird, Rare Mammatus Clouds in the Colorado Skies
The Anti-Marathon
May 31 2016 5:56 AMDon’t Run a MarathonYou have better things to do.
Science
May 30 2016 5:57 AMShrinking the WorldThere’s nothing like a good coincidence. Here are a coincidence expert’s favorites.
Bad Astronomy
May 28 2016 9:00 AMCelebrate Star Trek’s 50th Anniversary This Summer
Science
May 27 2016 9:28 AMDon’t Pee in the PoolSeriously, it’s not what the chlorine is there to neutralize. 
Bad Astronomy
May 26 2016 9:00 AMYour Spectacularly Gorgeous Photo of a Spiral Galaxy for Today
Science
May 25 2016 3:01 PMWhy Does Great Music Give You the Chills?It’s probably thanks to evolution, but only two-thirds of people get them.
Medical Examiner
May 24 2016 9:45 AMWhy Do Older Fathers Carry Higher Autism Risk? The mutations in sperm that increase with age are likely more minor than previously thought—here are some other options. 
Bad Astronomy
May 24 2016 9:15 AMThe Darkly Glowing Ribbon of Star Birth
Bad Astronomy
May 23 2016 9:00 AMJupiter May Get Whacked by an Asteroid Every Couple of Months. Ow.
Bad Astronomy
May 22 2016 9:30 AMA Million (Well, a Dozen or So) Funny Ways to Die in Space
Science
May 20 2016 12:10 PMFighting Climate Change Is Hard When You Live on a Natural Gas ReserveWhen even environmentalists sell the rights to their land, you know it’s bad.
Science
May 20 2016 5:52 AMWe’re in Year Five of California’s DroughtThe state’s dead trees are elevating forest fire risks. And yes, climate change is to blame.
Science
May 19 2016 1:47 PMScientists Are Punnier Than You ThinkEven serious researchers get punchy when writing up their results from time to time. 
Bad Astronomy
May 19 2016 9:00 AMWhat Is the Deal With All Those White Spots on the Protoplanet Ceres?

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