Charles Seife

Charles Seife is a journalism professor at New York University. His most recent books are Sun in a Bottle: The Strange History of Fusion and the Science of Wishful Thinking and Proofiness: The Dark Arts of Mathematical Deception

Mysteries of the Universe
Feb. 5 2014 11:49 PMWhat Is NASA for?The space agency’s need to find a justification for its existence has damaged its integrity.
Nuclear Power
Jan. 3 2013 5:00 AMFusion Energy’s Dreamers, Hucksters, and LoonsBottling up the power of the sun will always be 20 years away.
Medical Examiner
July 9 2012 4:46 PMDr. Drew Cashes InIt's not just for TV quacks: Drug company money is also swirling around NIH, FDA, and possibly your own doctor.
Science
Aug. 22 2013 11:08 AMAn Open Letter to My Former NSA ColleaguesMathematicians, why are you not speaking out?
Science
Aug. 31 2012 7:14 PMJonah Lehrer’s Journalistic Misdeeds at Wired.comAn investigation reveals evidence of plagiarism, dodgy quotes, and factual inaccuracies.
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Dec. 19 2014 4:15 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? Staff writer Lily Hay Newman shares what stories intrigued her at the magazine this week.