Alison George

New Scientist
Aug. 10 2014 8:19 AMWhat’s the Worst Place to Be When the Power Goes Out?The South Pole. In winter.
New Scientist
April 7 2013 8:30 AMThe Paleo Diet Is a Paleo FantasyTrue, we haven’t evolved for modern life. But that doesn’t mean you should eat or exercise old-school.
New Scientist
Aug. 5 2012 8:07 AMChivalry at Sea?In a shipwreck, it’s every man for himself.
New Scientist
March 11 2012 6:15 AMIs the Tea Party Fair-Minded?Psychologist Jonathan Haidt on morality and politics.
New Scientist
Sept. 8 2013 9:30 AMI Could Have Sworn …An interview with false-memory expert Elizabeth Loftus.
New Scientist
Nov. 4 2012 8:49 AMGetting a Global Second OpinionA digital artist with a brain tumor posts his medical records online.
New Scientist
May 22 2012 2:51 PMWhat Gamblers and Weather Forecasters Can Teach Us About RiskAn interview with the creator of the “risk quotient” intelligence scale.
New Scientist
Dec. 25 2011 8:00 AMTime for a ChangeThe world’s “time director” explains why we need to adjust our clocks permanently.


War Stories

The Right Target

Why Obama’s airstrikes against ISIS may be more effective than people expect.

The NFL Has No Business Punishing Players for Off-Field Conduct. Leave That to the Teams.

Meet the Allies the U.S. Won’t Admit It Needs in Its Fight Against ISIS

I Stand With Emma Watson on Women’s Rights

Even though I know I’m going to get flak for it.

Should You Recline Your Seat? Two Economists Weigh In.

Medical Examiner

How to Stop Ebola

Survivors might be immune. Let’s recruit them to care for the infected.


America in Africa

The tragic, misunderstood history of Liberia—and why the United States has a special obligation to help it fight the Ebola epidemic.

New GOP Claim: Hillary Clinton’s Wealth and Celebrity Are Tricks to Disguise Her Socialism

Why the Byzantine Hiring Process at Universities Drives Academics Batty

Sept. 23 2014 3:29 PM The Fascinating Origins of Savannah, Georgia’s Distinctive Typeface
  News & Politics
Sept. 23 2014 11:45 PM America in Africa The tragic, misunderstood history of Liberia—and why the United States has a special obligation to help it fight the Ebola epidemic.
Sept. 23 2014 2:08 PM Home Depot’s Former Lead Security Engineer Had a Legacy of Sabotage
Sept. 23 2014 11:45 PM Why Your Cousin With a Ph.D. Is a Basket Case  Understanding the Byzantine hiring process that drives academics up the wall.
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 23 2014 2:32 PM Politico Asks: Why Is Gabby Giffords So “Ruthless” on Gun Control?
  Slate Plus
Political Gabfest
Sept. 23 2014 3:04 PM Chicago Gabfest How to get your tickets before anyone else.
Brow Beat
Sept. 23 2014 8:38 PM “No One in This World” Is One of Kutiman’s Best, Most Impressive Songs
Future Tense
Sept. 23 2014 5:36 PM This Climate Change Poem Moved World Leaders to Tears Today
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 23 2014 11:37 PM How to Stop Ebola Could survivors safely care for the infected?
Sports Nut
Sept. 23 2014 7:27 PM You’re Fired, Roger Goodell If the commissioner gets the ax, the NFL would still need a better justice system. What would that look like?