The Milky Way’s Massive Black Hole Last Exploded 2 Million Years AgoA mysterious glow outside our galaxy proved to be a “fossil record” of a cataclysmic explosion.
How Can a Blood Test Tell if You're Schizophrenic?The new method could launch within 18 months.
Roads & Kingdoms
Marooned in the Desert Sixty-seven years after the Arab-Israeli War, 3,000 Palestinians remain forgotten and stateless in rural Egypt.
College Students Are Not Customers This idiotic political shorthand needs to die, once and for all.
The XX Factor
Duggar Revelations Are Just the Latest Sex Abuse Scandal to Rock Far-Right Fundamentalism
What Happened at Slate This Week? Assistant interactives editor Andrew Kahn on the best of Slate, from the history of slavery to Mad Men.
Honeybees at a Crossroads Drought, pesticides, diseases—it’s not a good time to be a bee.
Raindrops Are Mathematically Impossible Discover why every drop of rain is a minor mathematical miracle.