The London Olympics Sap-o-MeterWas this the sappiest Olympics ever? Did mom out-sap dream? The final results of our scientific study of NBC schmaltz.
Usain Bolt Took a Bunch of Photos with a Swedish Guy's Camera. Who Owns the Rights to the Sprinter's Snapshots?
The London Olympics Sap-o-MeterJourneys on the track and dads on the beach on an overwhelmingly sweet night for NBC.
The London Olympics Sap-o-MeterA champion rower with a heavy heart and Gabby Douglas’ big win send the sap soaring.
The London Olympics Sap-o-MeterThe return of Slate’s scientific guide to the schmaltziness of NBC’s Olympics coverage.
Dept. of Vexillology: North Korean Players Refuse To Take Field After South Korean Flag Shown on Scoreboard by Mistake
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Stolen Passwords, The Perils of Urban Animal Farming, and Bill Clinton’s MisstepsThe week’s most interesting Slate stories.
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How Portland Got Its Groove Back, Why Petraeus Won’t Be Romney’s VP, and How Not to Get HackedThe week’s most interesting Slate stories.
American Sprinter Manteo Mitchell Broke His Leg and Kept on Running. How Is That Possible?
The London Olympics Sap-o-MeterNBC dabs its eyes as it says goodbye to Michael Phelps. Plus: Kerri Strug makes a dramatic, sappy return.
The London Olympics Sap-o-MeterNBC sheds tears and beams with pride at the pool. Plus: Tim Daggett unleashes the sappiest line yet in the Olympics.
Fake Meat, Early Voting, and Accidentally Marrying a Rock StarThe week’s most interesting Slate stories.
Will the Allure of Business Class Upgrades Motivate Japan’s Women’s Soccer Team To Win Gold?
Paul Clement’s Bad Week, the Meaning of Higgs Boson, and Why America Is No. 1The week’s most interesting Slate stories.
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Politicians brag about their ignorance while making ignorant decisions.
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The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.
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