NASA's sun-shielded Messenger spacecraft sent back images showing Mercury's single rocky plate is contracting, with massive slabs of rock sliding over one another and creating cliffs that can reach two miles high.
Inside Higher Ed
No Funds for You The Department of Education withholds massive amounts of funding from “risky” colleges. It doesn’t have to tell us which ones.
What We Like Right Now Our favorite picks for the week of March 23, curated by Slate writers and editors.
Bad Alternatives When it comes to cancer treatment, do as Angelina Jolie does, not as she says.
Best Loss Ever A Duke-hating aficionado’s guide to the sweetest Blue Devils tournament defeats of all time.