It’s Time to Give Up on FactsOr at least to temporarily lay them down in favor of a more useful weapon: emotions.
Kids’ TV Is Ignoring Climate ChangeShows like Nature Cat and Sid the Science Kid teach children everything about wildlife and the environment—with one glaring exception.
How Trump Transition Officials Are Privately Explaining the Chaos at the EPAEmails obtained by Slate show that transition officials are blasting the media for the apparent disorder at the agency.
Trump Supporters Refuse to Believe Their Own EyesThey still think Trump’s inauguration crowds were bigger, despite the evidence. Here’s why.
Here’s One Way Trump’s Team Could Manipulate Government DataIt has plans to recalculate the social cost of carbon, which has been called “the most important number you’ve never heard of.”
Flagging Fake News or Bad Sources Won’t WorkThe idea—propped up by media organizations and Facebook itself—doesn’t account for how the brain processes information.
Is Anyone Actually a Scientist?Forget the terrible “I’m not a scientist” schtick. Trump’s comments on climate change suggest no one is a scientist.
Tillerson Says One Thing With His Mouth and Another With His MoneyThe Exxon CEO’s actions suggest he knows climate change denialism is good for business.
It’s Not OverStanding Rock was never just about the pipeline. It’s about an existential fight against the corporate interests who would sacrifice people and the planet on the altar of short-term gain.
Like It Never Even HappenedA self-help guru who killed three in his sweat lodge says the experience has helped him “find himself.” His rhetoric shows he has yet to move beyond the problematic structure of his ideology.
Stop Saying the Election Was RiggedTrump’s win was always an option, and the theories suggesting otherwise aren’t based on facts.
Do Men Eat More Pizza in Front of Women?The research that suggested so, along with other theories about our eating habits, seems to be flawed.
Should National Parks Be Apolitical?The former director makes a convincing case for why they cannot shy away from charged topics.
Scientists Are About to Be Censored. They Shouldn’t Censor Themselves.Don’t make the Trump administration’s job any easier.
Lie Detectors, Russian Spies, and an Expert in Kung FuHow the incoming national security adviser got tangled up in the Trump administration’s weirdest scandal yet.
In Defense of Canada’s New—and Mediocre—National BirdThe gray jay is a subtle and delightful choice.
The Conjunction Fallacy Explains Why People Believe Fake NewsThis fallacy warns that stories with more facts sound more believable, even though they’re actually less probable.
Want to Save Money on Car Insurance? Buy a Mountain Lion.Reintroducing mountain lions to the East Coast would actually create enormous savings for auto insurance companies. They should fund the reintroduction efforts.
Bill McKibben on Why Exxon Mobil Is the Worst Oil CompanyRex Tillerson doesn’t just come from any oil company. He comes from the one that knew about climate change but spent decades lying to the public about it for profit.
Pruitt’s Plan to Make Climate Denialism LawTrump’s EPA pick has tried it before, and he’ll likely try it again. Only this time, he’ll be working from the inside.
Does Fighting Racism Make Racists More Racist?What research on the psychology of stereotype backlash can teach us about how to combat discrimination.
Overly Cautious and UnscientificFrom GMOs to pesticides, Europe’s precautionary warnings aren’t based on science.