Elon Musk Is Telling Fairy Tales
His startup ideas always sound impossible. That might be why they work.
The Filter Bubble RevisitedA new study suggests online media aren’t to blame for political polarization—yet.
I Read Only News for Kids for an Entire WeekThe hot ed-tech startup Newsela wants kids to forget about what a mess our country is. That’s why it’s not the news.
Why the White House Keeps Crying “Fake News”It’s a desperate ploy to distract the media from their real jobs.
Stop Calling Everything “Fake News”Journalists are blurring several problems into one—and making it impossible to solve.
The Real Problem Behind the Fake NewsFacebook is under fire for spreading falsehoods. But it’s getting away with a bigger lie.
Did This Consumer Product Explode?Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 is part of an exclusive club. Can you identify its members?
Become a PilotIt’s breathtaking. It’s soulful. You won’t take your work home. And aviation desperately needs you.
Why Elon Musk Keeps Promising the ImpossibleIt’s the only way to pull off the extraordinarily improbable—and, just maybe, the only way he can function.
Five Fast Facts You Need to Know About Heavy.comHow an obscure news site began dominating your Google search results.
BuzzFeed’s BombshellWhy the site published the explosive memos about Trump and Russia—and why no one beat them to it.
Only You Can Stop the Spread of Fake NewsIt’s not enough to ignore bogus stories. Help slow their proliferation with Slate’s new debunking tool.
Apple’s Aim Is on the Camera MarketTech pundits think the iPhone 7 Plus could kill off high-end DSLRs. Are they right?
The End of All Things ConsideredHow voice-recognition technology will change the way we listen to radio.
The iPhone SE Is a Design ClassicIt’s as simple, functional, and iconic as a Swingline stapler. I love it.
Peter Thiel’s Revenge Campaign Is a Wakeup Call The multibillionaire is spending a fortune to destroy Gawker in court. It will be catastrophic to democracy if he gets away with it.
Apple Destroyed My Will to Collect MusicI once used iTunes to organize albums, bootlegs, demos, and deep cuts—until it made that nearly impossible. Will Apple Music finish the job?
Can Duolingo Crush the TOEFL?The company made language learning fun. Can it break into the stodgy, lucrative market for language testing?