It was the year of Barack Obama’s re-election, Hurricane Sandy, and the inane Twitter parody account. Here’s our look back at the events that shaped 2012, as told through the ascendant news medium of our age.
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Behind the Scenes
The Great Writing Vs. Talking Debate Is it harder to be a good writer or a good talker?
Do Zombies Have Parkinson’s? Two neuroscientists explain why zombies have so much trouble walking.
Dangerous Rhetoric Why are some Ebola patients portrayed as criminals, others as heroes?
Introducing Slate’s Marathon Time Predictor A better way to calculate how fast you’ll run.