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.
The XX Factor
Planned Parenthood Defunding Vote Shows How Much the Right-Wing Fringe Owns Republicans
Donald Trump Said It’s “Disgusting” to Pump Milk in Front of Colleagues. So We Found A Lady Who Did.
Behind the Year of Outrage Here’s how Slate tracked down everything we were angry about in 2014.
What Happens When We Get It Wrong? Slate’s Corrections Czar Talks About Our Policy on Errors and Typos.
We Don’t Really Care About Car Accidents Driving is horrifyingly dangerous. It doesn’t need to be this way.
It Took 22 Years for the Women’s 1,500-Meters Record to Fall. What's the Fastest Humans Can Possibly Run?