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Feb. 6 2017 10:02 PMThe War on Science Is a TrapThe science march should step carefully to avoid being ensnared.
Feb. 3 2017 2:00 PMDo 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.
Jan. 31 2017 7:04 PMShould National Parks Be Apolitical?The former director makes a convincing case for why they cannot shy away from charged topics.
Jan. 27 2017 3:56 PMScientists Are About to Be Censored. They Shouldn’t Censor Themselves.Don’t make the Trump administration’s job any easier.
Jan. 17 2017 5:45 AMLie 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.
Jan. 6 2017 6:02 PMIs the Death of SeaWorld’s Tilikum the End of Captive Orca Whales?Unfortunately, probably not.
Dec. 30 2016 7:26 AMIn Defense of Canada’s New—and Mediocre—National BirdThe gray jay is a subtle and delightful choice.
Dec. 21 2016 12:17 PMThe Irony EffectHow the scientist who founded the science of mistakes ended up mistaken.
Dec. 19 2016 10:46 AMThe 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.
Dec. 16 2016 9:22 AMWant 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.
Dec. 13 2016 3:14 PMBill 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.
Dec. 9 2016 10:56 AMPruitt’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.
Dec. 1 2016 8:15 AMDoes Fighting Racism Make Racists More Racist?What research on the psychology of stereotype backlash can teach us about how to combat discrimination.
Nov. 22 2016 11:14 AMOverly Cautious and UnscientificFrom GMOs to pesticides, Europe’s precautionary warnings aren’t based on science.
Nov. 18 2016 7:05 AMPresident Trump Might Be Exactly What the Climate Movement NeedsHe’ll give them something concrete to fight.
Feb. 6 2017 12:09 PMKids’ 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.
Feb. 1 2017 3:35 PMHow 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.
Jan. 27 2017 7:09 PMTrump Supporters Refuse to Believe Their Own EyesThey still think Trump’s inauguration crowds were bigger, despite the evidence. Here’s why.
Jan. 26 2017 4:07 PMHere’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.”
Jan. 12 2017 9:45 AMFlagging 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.
Jan. 3 2017 9:00 AMStep Away From the LionRomping with wildlife does not actually help protect it.
Dec. 22 2016 1:27 PMIs 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.
Dec. 20 2016 5:55 AMPornHubbyA new twist in the debate over pornography’s role in romantic relationships.
Dec. 16 2016 7:22 PMI Am Glad the Harlem Deer Is DeadAnd you should be, too.
Dec. 14 2016 7:05 PMTillerson 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.
Dec. 11 2016 11:07 PMIt’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.
Dec. 1 2016 10:18 AMLike 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.
Nov. 22 2016 6:02 PMStop Saying the Election Was RiggedTrump’s win was always an option, and the theories suggesting otherwise aren’t based on facts.
Nov. 18 2016 4:27 PMDonald Trump Will Be the Only World Leader to Deny Climate Change Is RealGood job, America.
Nov. 17 2016 11:52 AMStop Unfollowing Trump SupportersFacebook enables our tendency to shun conflict. Don’t give in.

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