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.



Don’t Worry, Obama Isn’t Sending U.S. Troops to Fight ISIS

But the next president might. 

The Extraordinary Amicus Brief That Attempts to Explain the Wu-Tang Clan to the Supreme Court Justices

Amazon Is Officially a Gadget Company. Here Are Its Six New Devices.

The Human Need to Find Connections in Everything

It’s the source of creativity and delusions. It can harm us more than it helps us.

How Much Should You Loathe NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell?

Here are the facts.

Altered State

The Plight of the Pre-Legalization Marijuana Offender

What should happen to weed users and dealers busted before the stuff was legal?

Surprise! The Women Hired to Fix the NFL Think the NFL Is Just Great.

You Shouldn’t Spank Anyone but Your Consensual Sex Partner

Sept. 17 2014 5:10 PM The Most Awkward Scenario in Which a Man Can Hold a Door for a Woman
  News & Politics
Altered State
Sept. 17 2014 11:51 PM The Plight of the Pre-Legalization Marijuana Offender What should happen to weed users and dealers busted before the stuff was legal?
Business Insider
Sept. 17 2014 1:36 PM Nate Silver Versus Princeton Professor: Who Has the Right Models?
Dear Prudence
Sept. 18 2014 6:00 AM All Shook Up My 11-year-old has been exploring herself with my “back massager.” Should I stop her?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 17 2014 6:14 PM Today in Gender Gaps: Biking
  Slate Plus
Slate Fare
Sept. 17 2014 9:37 AM Is Slate Too Liberal?  A members-only open thread.
Brow Beat
Sept. 17 2014 8:25 PM A New Song and Music Video From Angel Olsen, Indie’s Next Big Thing
Future Tense
Sept. 17 2014 9:00 PM Amazon Is Now a Gadget Company
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 18 2014 7:30 AM Red and Green Ghosts Haunt the Stormy Night
Sports Nut
Sept. 17 2014 3:51 PM NFL Jerk Watch: Roger Goodell How much should you loathe the pro football commissioner?