Michelle Nijhuis

Michelle Nijhuis is a contributing writer for Smithsonian, a contributing editor of High Country News, and a 2011 Alicia Patterson Foundation fellow.

Future Tense
Oct. 14 2014 12:25 PMIf You Have Ever Used a Computer, You Should Celebrate Ada Lovelace Day
Science
April 30 2014 8:53 AMHow to Not Publish BaloneyAsk these five simple questions.
OnEarth
May 27 2013 8:45 AMPoughkeepsie Is No JokeClimate change will make it the city of the future.
Animal Forecast
Feb. 21 2013 12:08 PMConservation TriageSay you have an ark. Which species do you save?
Science
Oct. 31 2012 2:39 PMThe Artwork That Infuriated Big CoalAcademic and artistic freedom, Wyoming-style.
Science
Aug. 29 2014 8:08 AMFifty Years of WildernessThe Wilderness Act’s most practical, important protection is its prohibition on roads.
Doublex
Dec. 18 2013 12:53 PMBilbo Baggins Is a GirlUntil children’s books catch up to our daughters, rewrite them.
Animal Forecast
Feb. 26 2013 3:02 PMSwimming in Sperm and EggsCoral sex is explosive, exquisitely timed, and funky.
Doers
Nov. 7 2012 11:57 PMThe Puffin CharmerBy thinking like a social bird, Stephen Kress brought puffins back to the United States.
Science
May 7 2012 6:32 AMLaboratory ConfidentialShould scientists be more forthcoming about their flaws?

TODAY IN SLATE

Justice Ginsburg’s Crucial Dissent in the Texas Voter ID Case

The Jarring Experience of Watching White Americans Speak Frankly About Race

How Facebook’s New Feature Could Come in Handy During a Disaster

The Most Ingenious Teaching Device Ever Invented

Sprawl, Decadence, and Environmental Ruin in Nevada

View From Chicago

You Should Be Able to Sell Your Kidney

Or at least trade it for something.

Space: The Next Generation

An All-Female Mission to Mars

As a NASA guinea pig, I verified that women would be cheaper to launch than men.

Terrorism, Immigration, and Ebola Are Combining Into a Supercluster of Anxiety

The Legal Loophole That Allows Microsoft to Seize Assets and Shut Down Companies

  News & Politics
Jurisprudence
Oct. 19 2014 1:05 PM Dawn Patrol Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s critically important 5 a.m. wake-up call on voting rights.
  Business
Business Insider
Oct. 19 2014 11:40 AM Pot-Infused Halloween Candy Is a Worry in Colorado
  Life
Outward
Oct. 17 2014 5:26 PM Judge Begrudgingly Strikes Down Wyoming’s Gay Marriage Ban
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 17 2014 4:23 PM A Former FBI Agent On Why It’s So Hard to Prosecute Gamergate Trolls
  Slate Plus
Slate Picks
Oct. 17 2014 1:33 PM What Happened at Slate This Week?  Senior editor David Haglund shares what intrigued him at the magazine. 
  Arts
Behold
Oct. 19 2014 4:33 PM Building Family Relationships in and out of Juvenile Detention Centers
  Technology
Future Tense
Oct. 17 2014 6:05 PM There Is No Better Use For Drones Than Star Wars Reenactments
  Health & Science
Space: The Next Generation
Oct. 19 2014 11:45 PM An All-Female Mission to Mars As a NASA guinea pig, I verified that women would be cheaper to launch than men.
  Sports
Sports Nut
Oct. 16 2014 2:03 PM Oh What a Relief It Is How the rise of the bullpen has changed baseball.