The Things You Find When You Mine in AustraliaThe curious chemical composition of putnisite, our newest mineral.
How Do Harmless Bacteria Become Deadly?Scientists are analyzing different strains in an attempt to find out.
The (Robotic) Sex Industry of the FutureEletronic red-light districts and stripper bots are upon us.
The Things You Learn When You Give a Dog an MRIThey really are sensitive to their owner’s state of mind.
The Purple Bear That Took ChinaHow a small lavender farm made a stuffed bear so popular that the Chinese government got involved.
The Time to Start Hoarding Lobsters Is NowThe Maine lobster population is in the midst of a steady decline.
What if a Single Protein Could Make Our Organs Repair Themselves?Forget growing ears in labs.
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Life After ISIS The Northern Iraqi city of Sinjar has been recaptured from ISIS, but it’s a long way from back to normal.
What Happened at Slate This Week? Stuff to read when you need to escape from your family gathering.
The Generic City Boring landscapes impede on our biological need for intrigue. So why are so many buildings so hideous?
The Craziest Endings in College Football History After the turkey, enjoy some classic finishes.