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.
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.
Red Summer In 1919, white Americans visited awful violence on black Americans. So black Americans decided to fight back.
A Flighty Wind Thanks to government gridlock, the wind energy industry is grinding to a halt.
Ringling Brothers Says It Will Stop Using Elephants in Its Circus Act After Years of Animal-Abuse Allegations
How Sex Trafficking Became a Christian Cause Célèbre Evangelicals made it less feminist and more mainstream.
What We Like Right Now Our favorite picks for the week of March 2, curated by Slate writers and editors.