Sept. 13 2017 1:12 PMIrma May Have Been the Bigger Storm, but the Damage From Harvey’s Storm Surge Will Last for YearsReporters who covered both storms explain what it was like to be in the eye of two hurricanes, and what it will be like to rebuild.
Sept. 12 2017 12:01 PMMeasuring the Mizzou EffectDoes a school’s enrollment really go down when students protest en masse?
Sept. 11 2017 11:44 AMThe Judicial Branch Is Our Best Hope for Climate Action Under TrumpIs it up to the task?
Sept. 6 2017 12:37 PMWhy Are FEMA’s Flood Maps So Horribly Flawed?They fail to take climate change into account, and they’re hard and expensive to maintain. Plus, they can be manipulated by local governments.
Aug. 21 2017 6:46 PMGrandma Shivered, Dogs Barked, Totality ArrivedWhat it was like witnessing the eclipse with my family in a faraway desert.
Aug. 18 2017 5:50 PMA Brief History of Eclipse Glasses and the People Who Forgot to Wear ThemIf you haven’t gotten yours yet, start building a pinhole camera.
Aug. 16 2017 5:15 PMHow to Watch the Eclipse if You Totally Forgot About ItMost of the U.S. will at least see a partial eclipse, so even if you don’t have travel plans, you can probably see something cool.
Aug. 9 2017 3:51 PMStop Equating “Science” With TruthEvolutionary psychology is just the most obvious example of science’s flaws.
Aug. 8 2017 11:14 AMClimate Change’s Heat Waves Will Particularly Threaten Minorities and the PoorA majority of city dwellers saw the temperature increase twice as much as the rest of the world.
Aug. 7 2017 1:00 PMRising Seas Are Flooding Bangladeshi Farms With Salt WaterThe slow but ongoing process is disrupting the local economy.
Aug. 4 2017 1:48 PMSalk Institute Defends Itself Against Sexism by Invoking a Sexist MetricScientific journals are not bastions of meritocracy and shouldn’t be treated as such.
Aug. 2 2017 4:44 PMWill Lowering P-Value Thresholds Help Fix Science?P-values are already all over the map, and they’re also not exactly the problem.
July 25 2017 11:49 AMHow to Report Science During an Anti-Facts AdministrationSlate science editor Susan Matthews on the exasperating battle against misinformation and apathy.
July 21 2017 9:03 AMDe Blasio Wants to Dramatically Reduce NYC’s Rat Population. Don’t Hold Your Breath.Like many of the mayor’s other reported successes, the big wins indicate statistical sleight of hand.
July 20 2017 1:20 PMHere’s How We Made Our Study ReproducibleThe reproducibility crisis has forced scientists to make necessary changes—here’s what we’re doing.
Sept. 12 2017 5:08 PMOregonians Are Unreasonably Furious at the Teen Who Started a Forest FireThey have suggested he be sterilized, whipped, or even lynched. But if we’re looking to place blame, we all deserve some.
Sept. 11 2017 8:15 PMIn Defense of the TV Reporter Standing Outside During a HurricaneIn the age of fake news, there is some value in being pummeled by the rain.
Sept. 8 2017 4:04 PMIt Doesn’t Matter if Climate Change Caused Irma and HarveyThe stories we tell ourselves are more influential than science. And the back-to-back storms are quite a story.
Sept. 5 2017 5:55 AMThe Bush Torture Scandal Isn’t OverThe American Psychological Association grapples with who should take the blame for greenlighting enhanced interrogations.
Aug. 21 2017 6:00 AMIs Science Broken?Or is it self-correcting?
Aug. 18 2017 3:02 PMThe Monuments Trump Doesn’t SupportWhile the president defends racist bronze relics, he’s stripping protections from the nation’s public lands.
Aug. 14 2017 9:54 AMScorpions Have Been Maligned in the Trump EraFirst of all, you would never put scorpions in a bottle. And second, let’s have more respect for scorpions.
Aug. 8 2017 3:35 PMHow My Costa Rican Neighbors Jolted Me Out of Climate Activist ApathyThey have a front-row seat to the havoc climate change is already causing. No wonder they’re moved to action.
Aug. 7 2017 5:40 PMPrepare to Be AwedSolar eclipses having been teaching scientists new things about the universe for millennia. This one could help us unlock some major mysteries.
Aug. 7 2017 1:00 PMThe Only Place in the World Where Sea Level Is Falling, Not RisingIn Sweden and Finland, it’s the land that’s technically rising faster than the sea.
Aug. 3 2017 1:03 PMAnti-Vaxxers Are Apparently Refusing to Vaccinate Their DogsYes, it’s as bad as you think.
July 31 2017 5:27 PMPruitt’s Deregulation Spree Has Cut CornersHe may be one of the most effective Cabinet members right now, but that may change when his legal shortcuts are litigated.
July 24 2017 3:47 PMBlowing the Whistle on the Trump Administration’s Attempt to Ignore Climate ChangeThe latest government employee to speak out is a scientist worried about rising seas’ effect on Alaskan communities.
July 20 2017 2:05 PMWhat Good Is Fear?As we face down the existential threat of climate change, it’s worth considering how fear of nuclear war has spurred humanity into action.
July 20 2017 12:44 PMMisguided Attempt to Free Thousands of Minks Goes Horribly WrongInstead of running free, most of the minks have died.