Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Slate's mistakes.
Dec. 24 2010 6:55 AM


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In a Dec. 23 "Sports Nut," Brian Phillips misspelled the last name of soccer player Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

In a Dec. 22 "Slatest" item, Jessica Loudis incorrectly stated that New York Rep. Louise Slaughter lost her re-election bid. Slaughter was re-elected but is the outgoing chairwoman of the House Rules Committee.


In the Dec. 22 "Hidden Brain," Shankar Vedantam originally misstated the sample used in C. Kirk Hadaway's study.

In a Dec. 20 "Slatest" item, Sonia Van Gilder Cooke misspelled the last name of New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson.

In the Dec. 17 "DoubleX" flow chart, Noreen Malone initially misspelled the names of Elisabeth Shue, Susan Hayward, and Elizabeth Berkley. She also mistakenly said that Jon Voight was awarded an Oscar for Midnight Cowboy. He was nominated but did not win.

In a Dec. 16 " Holidays," Noreen Malone incorrectly said Erzgebirge is part of the Black Forest region and also misspelled Erzgebirge.

In the Dec. 16 " Science," Jesse Bering suggested breeding free-ranging hydrocephalic humans as a source of food. He meant that we should breed anencephalic humans, who would be insensate and missing large portions of their brains. Hydrocelphic humans would have normal brains with excessive quantities of cerebrospinal fluid.

In a Nov. 24 "DoubleX," Sasha Watson said that the film La Tournée won the Palme d'Or at Cannes. It did not.

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