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Red Skull Is Red, Smurfette Is BlueA beautiful color wheel showcasing the entire cartoon character spectrum.
Decorated OfficerAn interactive guide to all the stars, medals, and ribbons on the uniform of Gen. David Petraeus.
Osama Bin Laden, in Pakistan, in a MansionMatch history's most-notorious fugitives to their evil lairs.
Autoimmunity Is From Venus Why do women have more problems like Sjögren's syndrome and lupus?
Did the NFL Players Get a Raw Deal?Comparing revenue deals across the major sports leagues.
Are Wildfires Getting Worse?The burn area in Arizona is bigger than Chicago and New York City combined.
Slate's Hollywood Career-O-MaticWhat Rotten Tomatoes data tell us about the best, worst, and most bizarre Hollywood trajectories.
"The Longest 40 Minutes of My Life"Why did time slow down for President Obama during the Bin Laden raid?
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TODAY IN SLATE
Will competitive Senate contests in Kansas and South Dakota lead to more late-breaking races in future elections?
Smash and Grab
Smash and Grab Will competitive Senate contests in Kansas and South Dakota lead to more late-breaking races in future elections?
Even When They Go to College, the Poor Sometimes Stay Poor
Here’s Just How Far a Southern Woman May Have to Drive to Get an Abortion
The Most Ingenious Teaching Device Ever Invented
Marvel’s Civil War Is a Far-Right Paranoid Fantasy
It’s also a mess. Can the movies do better?
Marvel’s Civil War Is a Far-Right Paranoid Fantasy It’s also a mess. Can the movies do better?
Sprawl, Decadence, and Environmental Ruin in Nevada
Space: The Next Generation
An All-Female Mission to Mars
As a NASA guinea pig, I verified that women would be cheaper to launch than men.
God’s Oligarch One of Vladimir Putin’s favorite businessmen wants to start an Orthodox Christian Fox News and return Russia to its glorious czarist past.
Is Anybody Watching My Do-Gooding? The difference between being a hero and being an altruist.
Bio-Inspiration Is Finally Delivering Inventions Based on Porcupines, Parasites, and Of Course Geckos
Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.