Is a Science Ph.D. a Waste of Time?Don’t feel too sorry for graduate students. It’s worth it.
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Why Aren’t Long Jumpers Jumping Longer? An Investigation into Why Olympic Champions Seem To Be Getting Worse.
Who Will Win the Gold Medal in Literature? A History of Competitive Art at the Olympics.
The Strong, Loud Type Chris Christie is offering a blunt-talking tough-guy routine to win over voters.
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.
Ironic Misandry Claims Its First Victim A woman tweets #KillAllWhiteMen and the Internet explodes.
How Things Break Ali fought Liston 50 years ago. Two legends were born, but another was broken.