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Trump’s Environmental Executive Order Is As Stupid As It Is Damaging

His move to roll back regulations will harm our health and won’t grow the economy.

March 28 2017 9:00 AMStop Saying White Mortality Is RisingIt’s an argument that relies on misinterpreting the data.
March 17 2017 4:29 PMBad Incentives Push Universities to Protect Rogue ScientistsAs the recent Carlo Croce case shows, this can cause real harm. Here’s one way we could fix the problem.
March 13 2017 6:53 PMHow Normal Is a March Snowstorm?Winter Storm Stella is coming. Can we blame climate change?
March 3 2017 6:45 PMHow Disaster Science Explains the Oscars Mix-UpMajor errors don’t cause disasters. Banal mistakes and human nature do.
March 1 2017 10:30 AMLessons to Learn From the “Fugitive Scientists”Science and activism have an intertwined history—in the antebellum period and today.
Feb. 22 2017 5:42 PMNASA’s New Exoplanets Aren’t Where the Aliens Live.Probably.
Feb. 14 2017 3:35 PMHips Do LieWhy did the New York Times fall for a dubious study on what makes women great dancers?
Feb. 8 2017 3:47 PMThe Backpedaler-in-ChiefThe Trump administration has retracted its most alarming anti-science moves. Is that heartening or a sign of more disturbing policies to come?
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.
March 20 2017 1:09 PMIn Praise of IntoleranceToday’s political climate doesn’t require more tolerance. It requires less.
March 14 2017 8:00 AMFinding Pi Outside of the CircumferenceThe number, which we celebrate on Tuesday, shows up more places than you might think.
March 7 2017 12:08 PMPractice Doesn’t Make PerfectIf you want to actually get better at something, you need to first figure out what you’re doing wrong.
March 2 2017 8:15 AMAnother Replication Crisis? Yawn.Aristotle believed it. Scientists proved it. A new study hints that decades’ worth of research on contagious yawning might be bogus.
Feb. 28 2017 11:34 AMDid Trump Win Because His Name Was First on the Ballot?It might technically be possible, but it’s not probable.
Feb. 22 2017 10:59 AMWhy Do We Slaughter Livestock in New York City?The escaped Queens bull begs the question.
Feb. 13 2017 9:13 AMI Can’t Stop Looking at Naked BirdsYou should try it.
Feb. 8 2017 5:56 AMIt’s Time to Give Up on FactsOr at least to temporarily lay them down in favor of a more useful weapon: emotions.
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.

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