Konstantin Kakaes

Konstantin Kakaes is a Schwartz fellow at the New America Foundation and the author of the e-book The Pioneer Detectives: Did a Distant Spacecraft Prove Einstein and Newton Wrong? Follow him on Twitter.

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Feb. 27 2014 2:34 PMHow Gobbledygook Ended Up in Respected Scientific Journals
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Dec. 2 2013 11:09 AMAmazon Prime Drone Delivery? It’s Hot Air.
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Aug. 16 2013 3:14 PMBanishing the Word Drone Won't Solve the Unmanned Vehicle Industry's Real Problems
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May 3 2013 6:45 AMEyes in the SkyWhat the rise of the helicopter tells us about the future of domestic drones.
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Feb. 26 2013 7:46 AMCan We Teach Computers What “Truth” Means?It’s harder than it sounds.
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Feb. 14 2013 12:36 PMNASA Must Do More To Prepare for Catastrophic Asteroids. Much More.
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Jan. 31 2013 3:22 PMCAPTCHA May Finally Be Dying. May It Not Rest in Peace.
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Oct. 29 2012 12:30 PMScience Is the Key to Science, Not to Economic Growth
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Oct. 5 2012 5:45 PMDrunk on GadgetsPoliticians don’t understand science and technology, so they expect it to do too much.
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July 2 2012 7:15 AMExtraditions to the U.S.Which countries extradite the most fugitives to the United States?
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June 25 2012 6:00 AMWhy Johnny Can’t Add Without a CalculatorTechnology is doing to math education what industrial agriculture did to food: making it efficient, monotonous, and low-quality.
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May 11 2012 7:16 AMWhy Computers Still Can’t Translate Languages AutomaticallyWe need to teach machines to understand the meaning of words. That’s really hard.
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April 2 2012 4:40 PMIs Science Really Moving Faster Than Ever?It’s impossible to tell.
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Feb. 9 2012 11:18 AMThe Other Academic Freedom MovementHow scientists broke through the paywall and made their articles available to (almost) everyone.
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Jan. 24 2012 4:55 PMWhat’s the Difference Between Energy and Power? Members of Congress Should Know.
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Dec. 10 2013 9:07 AMSorry, New York Times: Math Has to Be at Least a Little Boring
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Nov. 18 2013 8:00 AMAsimov’s Laws of LongevityThe sci-fi legend on the downsides of living a long life.
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July 15 2013 5:17 AMNASA’s Good Old DaysThe modest, mighty Voyager and Pioneer probes are still generating news today.
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March 18 2013 12:31 PMWhat Will Come After the Computer Chip? The End of the "La-Z-Boy" Programming Era.
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Feb. 15 2013 2:37 PMWhy Didn’t We Know the Russian Meteor Was Coming?We’re getting better at spotting potentially dangerous objects, but this one was too small.
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Feb. 5 2013 5:32 PMWhy You Should Be Excited About the New Record for the Largest Prime Number
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Jan. 3 2013 11:06 AMTwo Big Problems With That Study Suggesting Space Travel Could Cause Alzheimer’s
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Oct. 11 2012 7:00 AMOn 10/11/12, Let’s Celebrate the Subtle Joys of Festivals of Numerical Coincidence
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Oct. 4 2012 6:18 PMWhy Red Bull’s Insane Record-Breaking Skydiving Stunt Will Help the Space Tourism Industry
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June 29 2012 4:22 PMLearning Math From Software Is Like Learning Parenting Skills From Second Life
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May 17 2012 2:54 PMWhat Economists Get Wrong About Science and TechnologyTrying to quantify research's effects on the economy always fails.
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April 3 2012 1:00 PMIs Science Really Moving Faster Than Ever?How MBA-speak is hurting the scientific academy.
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Feb. 28 2012 12:23 PMScientists' Victory Over the Research Works Act Is Like the SOPA Defeat
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Feb. 1 2012 2:40 PMNASA Needs One Top Priority, Not 16
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Jan. 11 2012 1:57 PMThe U.S. Didn’t Shoot Down Russia’s Mars Probe. But It Could Have.




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
Sept. 18 2014 10:42 AM Scalia’s Liberal Streak The conservative justice’s most brilliant—and surprisingly progressive—moments on the bench.
Business Insider
Sept. 17 2014 1:36 PM Nate Silver Versus Princeton Professor: Who Has the Right Models?
The Vault
Sept. 18 2014 9:57 AM “The Sun Never Sets Upon the British Empire,” Explained in GIF by an Old Children’s Toy
  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.
Sept. 18 2014 8:53 AM The Other Huxtable Effect Thirty years ago, The Cosby Show gave us one of TV’s great feminists.
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Sept. 18 2014 10:07 AM “The Day It All Ended” A short story from Hieroglyph, a new science fiction anthology.
  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?