Jeff Wise

Jeff Wise is a New York-based magazine writer and author of Extreme Fear: The Science of Your Mind in Danger. A contributing editor at Popular Mechanics and Travel + Leisure, he specializes in aviation, adventure, and psychology. He tweets as @ManvBrain and blogs at

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June 17 2014 8:23 AMMy MH370 Mea CulpaHow I went wrong in my analysis of the missing airliner.
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April 18 2014 12:03 PMData Doesn’t Lie?The fuzzy math behind the search for MH370.
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March 25 2014 8:25 PMThe Evidence That Flight MH370 Crashed Isn’t Wreckage. It’s Math.
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March 21 2014 11:49 AMMH370 and the Sea of Uncertainty
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March 18 2014 6:03 PMA “Startlingly Simple Theory” About the Missing Airliner is Sweeping the Internet. It’s Wrong.
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March 15 2014 6:24 PMWhy I Think It’s Very Possible That the Missing Airliner Is in Central Asia
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March 14 2014 6:39 PMIf the Missing Plane Isn’t in the Indian Ocean, Where Could It Be Now?
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March 12 2014 3:24 PMHow to Disappear a JetlinerWhat has happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is unlike anything we’ve known before.
Dec. 7 2012 11:20 AMIs John McAfee Crazy?Or is he just pulling off his greatest publicity stunt yet?
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June 9 2014 12:00 AMWhere the Missing Plane WentThree months after MH370 vanished, we finally understand the clues that reveal its fate.
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March 31 2014 7:06 PMTwo Steps Forward, Two Steps Back in Missing Airliner Search
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March 21 2014 3:53 PMNew Information Narrows Missing Airliner’s Flight Path
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March 20 2014 10:46 AMMissing Airliner Debris Believed Spotted. But Answers Could Still Be Years Away.
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March 17 2014 5:30 PMWhy Didn’t the Missing Airliner’s Passengers Phone for Help?
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March 15 2014 7:29 AMMissing Airliner Apparently Flew to Central Asia. Could the Passengers Still Be Alive?
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March 13 2014 4:52 PMCould the Missing Malaysia Airlines Plane Have Been Stolen?
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Jan. 9 2013 7:45 AMAbout That Overpopulation ProblemResearch suggests we may actually face a declining world population in the coming years.



Smash and Grab

Will competitive Senate contests in Kansas and South Dakota lead to more late-breaking races in future elections?

I Am 25. I Don’t Work at Facebook. My Doctors Want Me to Freeze My Eggs.

The XX Factor
Oct. 20 2014 6:17 PM I Am 25. I Don’t Work at Facebook. My Doctors Want Me to Freeze My Eggs.

Republicans Want the Government to Listen to the American Public on Ebola. That’s a Horrible Idea.

The Most Ingenious Teaching Device Ever Invented

Tom Hanks Has a Short Story in the New Yorker. It’s Not Good.

Brow Beat

Marvel’s Civil War Is a Far-Right Paranoid Fantasy

It’s also a mess. Can the movies do better?

Watching Netflix in Bed. Hanging Bananas. Is There Anything These Hooks Can’t Solve?

The Procedural Rule That Could Prevent Gay Marriage From Reaching SCOTUS Again

  News & Politics
Oct. 20 2014 8:14 PM You Should Be Optimistic About Ebola Don’t panic. Here are all the signs that the U.S. is containing the disease.
Oct. 20 2014 7:23 PM Chipotle’s Magical Burrito Empire Keeps Growing, Might Be Slowing
Oct. 20 2014 3:16 PM The Catholic Church Is Changing, and Celibate Gays Are Leading the Way
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 20 2014 6:17 PM I Am 25. I Don't Work at Facebook. My Doctors Want Me to Freeze My Eggs.
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Oct. 20 2014 7:15 AM The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 9 A spoiler-filled discussion of "Flatline."
Brow Beat
Oct. 20 2014 9:13 PM The Smart, Talented, and Utterly Hilarious Leslie Jones Is SNL’s Newest Cast Member
Future Tense
Oct. 20 2014 4:59 PM Canadian Town Cancels Outdoor Halloween Because Polar Bears
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Oct. 20 2014 11:46 AM Is Anybody Watching My Do-Gooding? The difference between being a hero and being an altruist.
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PM Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.