The week's most interesting Slatestories.

The week's most intriguing stories.
Dec. 18 2009 10:58 AM

Sex Cells and Righteous Kills

The week's most interesting Slate stories.

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1) A New Yorker piece wonders whether Time's pick of Ben Bernanke for "Person of the Year" is a reverse indicator of future success.

2) War enemies can use a simple computer program to hack into drone aircraft and observe exactly what U.S. personnel are seeing.

3) Scientists have discovered an Earth-like planet 42 light-years away and are really excited about it.

4) Journalist Thomas Friedman's assertion that Islam "needs" a civil war has agitated other pundits.

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5) ProPublica, the Times-Picayune, and PBS's Frontline have published a detailed investigation into post-Hurricane Katrina police-involved shootings in New Orleans.

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