A World Record Big Year for BirdsNoah Strycker thanks technology, good luck, and helpful birders everywhere.
Will a Movie About Birding Finally Get It Right?It shouldn’t be so hard to make a bald eagle sound like a bald eagle.
The High-Tech Future of Staring at Birds in the WoodsThe arms race—wings race?—in bird-watching field guides.
I’ll Tell You Why I Love BirdsAnd Their Fate Is Our Fate tells you why we should listen to them.
That Photo of a Weasel on a Flying Woodpecker Is Real. Here’s How The Photographer Got the Shot.
Did Benjamin Franklin Really Say the National Symbol Should Be the Turkey?You have got to see his original design.
Why Liberals Loved to Hate Antonin Scalia He presented cruel, demeaning views in thought-provoking and stirring ways.
Is a Surrogate a Mother? A battle over triplets raises difficult questions about the ethics of the surrogacy industry and the meaning of parenthood.
Do You and Your Partner Unknowingly Share the Same Sex Fantasies? Find Where You Match With This Widget.
Brutal Charter School Video Shows That Rich People Love No-Excuses Discipline ... for Other People’s Kids
Best of Slate Podcasts
The Best of Slate Podcasts Only have time for one podcast this week? Make it this one.
Scientists Have Finally Detected Gravitational Waves, and They Reveal the Death Spiral of Two Monster Black Holes
Roger Goodell Isn’t a Liar. He’s a Bullshitter. Towards a theory of pro football public relations.