Lisa Palmer

Lisa Palmer is a freelance journalist based in Maryland and a fellow at the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center. Follow her on Twitter

Feed the World
April 10 2014 5:14 PMFamine Is a Feminist IssueTo feed the world, start by teaching girls to read.
Coal
Nov. 13 2012 2:17 PMWhere Is All the Coal?Why the United States is so well-endowed with the mighty rock.
Science
Oct. 29 2012 5:06 PMHybrid HellA few inches of sea level rise make Hurricane Sandy even more catastrophic.
Green Room
May 10 2011 10:26 AMIce FlowsWhat do 28,000 time-lapse photos tell us about Everest's melting glaciers?
Superman
May 28 2013 12:11 PMWhat Are Extreme Runners Thinking?The addicts, obsessives, pain seekers, and euphoria nuts who choose to race 100 miles.
Coal
Nov. 2 2012 12:00 AMWhy Does Old King Coal Still Rule?Despite better alternatives and concern about climate change, coal isn’t disappearing any time soon.
Science
Oct. 29 2012 4:34 PMHybrid HellHurricane Sandy is a kind of storm scientists don’t understand well.
Green Room
May 3 2011 4:11 PMIce Flows

TODAY IN SLATE

Politics

Meet the New Bosses

How the Republicans would run the Senate.

The Government Is Giving Millions of Dollars in Electric-Car Subsidies to the Wrong Drivers

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

Cheez-Its. Ritz. Triscuits.

Why all cracker names sound alike.

Friends Was the Last Purely Pleasurable Sitcom

The Eye

This Whimsical Driverless Car Imagines Transportation in 2059

Medical Examiner

Did America Get Fat by Drinking Diet Soda?  

A high-profile study points the finger at artificial sweeteners.

The Afghan Town With a Legitimately Good Tourism Pitch

A Futurama Writer on How the Vietnam War Shaped the Series

  News & Politics
Photography
Sept. 21 2014 11:34 PM People’s Climate March in Photos Hundreds of thousands of marchers took to the streets of NYC in the largest climate rally in history.
  Business
Business Insider
Sept. 20 2014 6:30 AM The Man Making Bill Gates Richer
  Life
Quora
Sept. 20 2014 7:27 AM How Do Plants Grow Aboard the International Space Station?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 4:58 PM Steubenville Gets the Lifetime Treatment (And a Cheerleader Erupts Into Flames)
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Sept. 21 2014 1:15 PM The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 5  A spoiler-filled discussion of "Time Heist."
  Arts
Brow Beat
Sept. 21 2014 2:00 PM Colin Farrell Will Star in True Detective’s Second Season
  Technology
Future Tense
Sept. 19 2014 6:31 PM The One Big Problem With the Enormous New iPhone
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 21 2014 8:00 AM An Astronaut’s Guided Video Tour of Earth
  Sports
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.