Cutting Carbon Dioxide Isn’t EnoughWe have to invest in technology to remove the CO2 already in the atmosphere.
How Close Are We to Doomsday?The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists says we’re five minutes to midnight.
Whose Space-Exploration Policy Is Better—Obama’s or Romney’s?A close look at the candidates’ views on NASA, the International Space Station, and more.
A Quantum LeapThe discovery of the Higgs boson particle puts our understanding of nature on a new firm footing.
It’s Time for the U.S. To Finally Sign the Nuclear-Test-Ban TreatyA recent report removes all of the legitimate scientific objections to ratifying the agreement.
Did You Hear About the Real-Life Invisibility Cloak?How Harry Potter and Star Trek influence—and sometimes frustrate—physicists.
Bombing the TestObama and Romney both get failing grades for their nuclear weapons policies.
The Dark-Matter AgesThe U.S. may be losing its place as the world leader in frontier physics research.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Budget Disaster that Sabotaged the WHO’s Response to Ebola
Are the Attacks in Canada a Sign of ISIS on the Rise in the West?
PowerPoint Is the Worst, and Now It’s the Latest Way to Hack Into Your Computer
Is It Offensive When Kids Use Bad Words for Good Causes?
Fascinating Maps Based on Reddit, Craigslist, and OkCupid Data
The Real Secret of Serial
What reporter Sarah Koenig actually believes.
The Actual World
“Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.
This Smart Suitcase Aims to Ease Travel Headaches With a Built-In Phone Charger and Bag Tracking App
Slate’s Working Podcast: Episode 2 Transcript Read what David Plotz asked Dr. Meri Kolbrener about her workday.
Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.