Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Slate's mistakes.
Nov. 3 2006 11:15 AM


In the Nov. 1 "Explainer," Daniel Engber wrote that burning gasoline can release nitrous oxide—or N2O. In fact, it releases nitric oxide (NO).


In a sidebar to the Oct. 30 "Music Box," Fred Kaplan originally stated that At the Golden Circle was Coleman's one album on the Blue Note label; in fact, he had two others, New York Is Now and Love Call.

In the Oct. 29 "Today's Papers," M.J. Smith asked, regarding corporations' desire to change regulatory rules, "Why so soon after the new Congress takes office?" However, since the Congress will not be sworn in until January, we changed the question to, "Why so soon after the elections?"

Tim Harford made two mistakes in the Oct. 28 "Undercover Economist," about daylight-saving time. First, the article originally implied that Arizona was in the Pacific time zone during daylight-saving time. Though it keeps the same time as the Pacific states, Arizona officially remains in the Mountain time zone during daylight time. Second, the article reversed the schedule for daylight time. It occurs in the summer months, not in the winter months.

In the Oct. 26 "Gaming" column, Stefan Fatsis incorrectly stated that 57 tiles were unseen when Michael Cresta exchanged two tiles in hopes of drawing a T and a Y. There were 56 unseen tiles at the time. As a result of this error, the probability of Cresta drawing a T and a Y was misstated, both in the original piece and in a previous correction. The correct probability is 1 in 513.

In the Oct. 25 "Chatterbox," Timothy Noah erroneously referred to "Sen. Ben Cardin, D.-Md." Cardin is currently a U.S. representative running for the Senate.

In the Oct. 20 "Movies," Dana Stevens misstated the name of a magic trick. It is called "The Transported Man," not "The Transformed Man."

In the Oct. 17 "Architecture," Witold Rybczysnki originally identified the Californian architectural movement represented by Richard Neutra, Charles and Ray Eames, and Craig Ellwood as taking place during the 1960s. It is more accurate to locate it in the 1950s.