Why Did the Water in Rio’s Aquatics Center Turn Green? Here Are the Latest Theories.
How to Tell if You’ve Been Mistaking U.S. Gymnast Simone Biles for Lithuanian Swimmer Simonas Bilis
The Olympic Air Rifle Competition: Lead Pellets, Leather Jackets, Mind Games, and Feminism
“Everyone” Downloads Research Papers IllegallyScience magazine just published a great piece on the utility of Sci-Hub. Unfortunately, its defense of its own business model is flawed.
Why Is It So Expensive to Read Academic Research?Content piracy may be illegal, but price gouging is at least as despicable.
Is Russian Swimmer Yulia Efimova Really a Villain?A wag of the finger to the U.S. fans valorizing Lilly King’s self-righteousness.
Olympics Jerk Watch Special: Was Michael Phelps a Jerk When He Won the 200 Butterfly?
Hang Up And Listen
Hang Up and Listen: The Kids Don’t Tip EditionSlate’s sports podcast on NBC’s Olympics coverage and American jingoism. Plus, a Wrigley Field beer vendor tells all.
Katie Ledecky Broke the World Record in the Women’s 400-Meter Freestyle by 24 Syllables
Omar Mateen Had a “Modern Sporting Rifle”The firearms industry doesn’t call the gun he used in Orlando an assault weapon. It prefers a less threatening name.
Peter Thiel’s Revenge Campaign Is a Wakeup Call The multibillionaire is spending a fortune to destroy Gawker in court. It will be catastrophic to democracy if he gets away with it.
Matthew Keys Will Serve Two Years for Something That Was Barely a Crime. It’s a Travesty.