New research chronicles a 23-to-36-mile-long asteroid that slammed into Earth about 3.26 billion years ago. The impact had a devastating effect on the planet, triggering a 30-minute-long earthquake, boiling the oceans, and lighting the sky on fire.
Procedural Purgatory It’s time to stop asking when Loretta Lynch will be confirmed and start wondering if she ever will be.
What Happened at Slate This Week? Alison Griswold describes her experience reporting on the Germanwings tragedy.
Is This Thing On? The fierce debate over whether we should try to contact extraterrestrial life or wait for aliens to contact us.
Even Lufthansa’s Exhaustive Psychiatric Tests Couldn’t Have Stopped a Tragedy Like the Germanwings Crash