Jim Festante

Jim Festante is an actor/writer in Los Angeles and regular video contributor to Slate. He is the author of the Image Comics miniseries The End Times of Bram and Ben.

Sept. 16 2014 3:45 PMWhat Really Caused the Nicaraguan Crater?There's no solid evidence it was a meteorite.
Sept. 11 2014 3:15 PMUnderneath StonehengeDigital scans reveal a map of burial mounds and ritual shrines at the site.
Sept. 3 2014 1:50 PMWas Stonehenge Once a Full Circle?Dry weather and a short hose may have revealed one of the prehistoric monument’s secrets.
Aug. 27 2014 7:13 PMThe Hypersonic Weapon of the Future (if It Worked)The HTV-2 is designed to reach any target on Earth within an hour.
Aug. 18 2014 12:23 PMWhat’s the Best Way to Stack Spherical Objects?A 400-year-old theory, finally confirmed.
Aug. 11 2014 1:21 PMApproachability, Youthful Attractiveness, DominanceThe basic facial expressions that determine first impressions.  
July 29 2014 3:43 PMThe Siberian CratersMore have been found. What’s causing them?  
July 24 2014 4:21 PM“Domestication Syndrome” How people physically change the animals closest to them.
July 18 2014 3:30 PMThe Ocean in a TankThe incredible, ominous power of the FloWave simulation pool.
July 14 2014 3:28 PMWhat You Learn From 60,000 Pregnancies in Eight CountriesBabies born to healthy, educated mothers have one major thing in common.
July 10 2014 6:05 PMThe Legend of PykreteA onetime World War II “supermaterial” may be making a comeback.
July 9 2014 8:30 AMThe SodaStream Killer? Why Starbucks is getting into soda in 2014.
July 3 2014 12:45 PMFive Legs Are Better Than FourThe surprising utility of the kangaroo’s tail.
July 2 2014 11:37 AMA Very Rare Whale Returns But this time, experts are concerned.
June 19 2014 10:45 AMDown With FlairThe small way Office Space made life better for TGI Friday's workers.
Sept. 16 2014 3:04 PMA Tower Above the TreesThe tallest structure in South America will soon be deep in the Amazon.
Sept. 3 2014 5:23 PMWhat Happens When You Demolish a Giant Dam?The return of a natural ecosystem in Washington.
Aug. 28 2014 2:08 PMStrangleweed's Novel TacticsThe parasitic plant punctures its victims and trades deceptive genetic messages with them.
Aug. 20 2014 1:33 PMA Tipping Point for ElephantsPoachers have slaughtered 100,000 in just three years. 
Aug. 12 2014 2:37 PMZombie StarMore than 110 million light-years away from Earth, a star lives on after its death.  
July 30 2014 3:54 PMPound ItProof that handshakes are grosser than fist bumps.
July 25 2014 3:17 PMShoemaker-Levy 9’s LegacyThe huge comet impact on Jupiter that helped convince NASA to track near-Earth objects.
July 24 2014 1:35 PMBring Back the StripesA sheriff claims Orange Is the New Black is forcing him to change outfits for the incarcerated.
July 15 2014 1:33 PMThey WalkPaleocharinus, a spider ancestor, was among the first land creatures on Earth. 
July 11 2014 2:23 PMThe Art of Getting American Citizenship After You’re DeadOnly seven people ever have. 
July 9 2014 12:58 PMHow Do We Build the Mars Colony of the Future? These 3-D-printing robots may be a start.   
July 3 2014 1:30 PMA New Kind of Space Rock in SwedenIt could help explain an ancient boom of life on Earth.
July 2 2014 3:07 PMThe Scourge of Antarctic TourismA tenfold increase in visitors since 1990 is taking its toll on the southernmost continent.
June 25 2014 2:00 PMWhat Is This Mysterious Signal From Deep Space? It has some astronomers very excited.
June 17 2014 2:02 PMWho Is the Man Hiding in Picasso’s Blue Room?He doesn’t appear to be the painter himself.




More Than Scottish Pride

Scotland’s referendum isn’t about nationalism. It’s about a system that failed, and a new generation looking to take a chance on itself. 

What Charles Barkley Gets Wrong About Corporal Punishment and Black Culture

Why Greenland’s “Dark Snow” Should Worry You

Three Talented Actresses in Three Terrible New Shows

Why Do Some People See the Virgin Mary in Grilled Cheese?

The science that explains the human need to find meaning in coincidences.


Happy Constitution Day!

Too bad it’s almost certainly unconstitutional.

Is It Worth Paying Full Price for the iPhone 6 to Keep Your Unlimited Data Plan? We Crunch the Numbers.

What to Do if You Literally Get a Bug in Your Ear

  News & Politics
Sept. 16 2014 7:03 PM Kansas Secretary of State Loses Battle to Protect Senator From Tough Race
Sept. 16 2014 4:16 PM The iPhone 6 Marks a Fresh Chance for Wireless Carriers to Kill Your Unlimited Data
The Eye
Sept. 16 2014 12:20 PM These Outdoor Cat Shelters Have More Style Than the Average Home
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 15 2014 3:31 PM My Year As an Abortion Doula
  Slate Plus
Slate Plus Video
Sept. 16 2014 2:06 PM A Farewell From Emily Bazelon The former senior editor talks about her very first Slate pitch and says goodbye to the magazine.
Brow Beat
Sept. 16 2014 8:43 PM This 17-Minute Tribute to David Fincher Is the Perfect Preparation for Gone Girl
Future Tense
Sept. 16 2014 6:40 PM This iPhone 6 Feature Will Change Weather Forecasting
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 17 2014 7:30 AM Ring Around the Rainbow
Sports Nut
Sept. 15 2014 9:05 PM Giving Up on Goodell How the NFL lost the trust of its most loyal reporters.