Nick Thieme
Nick Thieme

Nick Thieme is Slate’s 2017 American Association for the Advancement of Science Mass Media Fellow.

Science
Aug. 16 2017 5:15 PMHow to Watch the Eclipse if You Totally Forgot About ItMost of the U.S. will at least see a partial eclipse, so even if you don’t have travel plans, you can probably see something cool.
Moneybox
Aug. 11 2017 5:56 PMNew Fidget Spinner Safety Guidelines Prove We Can’t Have Nice Things
Science
Aug. 3 2017 1:03 PMAnti-Vaxxers Are Apparently Refusing to Vaccinate Their DogsYes, it’s as bad as you think.
Future Tense
Aug. 1 2017 3:06 PMWhat’s the Point of a Robot Soccer Tournament if the Robots Are Terrible at Soccer?
Future Tense
July 27 2017 10:49 AMMark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk Are Both Wrong About A.I.Artificial intelligence is dangerous because it will leave millions unemployed.
Future Tense
July 21 2017 7:41 AMThe Fake-Image Arms RaceHow we can use technology to tell real photos from computer-generated ones.
Science
July 19 2017 5:01 PMWhat to Do if Your Bedroom Is Invaded by Tens of Thousands of BeesThis keeps happening.
Future Tense
July 12 2017 4:57 PMA Ukrainian Cyberattack Shows How Dangerous Software Backdoors Can Be
Science
July 11 2017 5:55 AMThe Gruesome Truth About Lab-Grown MeatIt’s made by using fetal cow blood.
Science
July 3 2017 5:55 AMSpend Your Money on Whatever You WantYes, the common wisdom suggests that spending on experiences will make you happier, but new data serves as a reminder that these scientific theories might not be as strong as we think.
Science
June 21 2017 3:26 PMMalicious Tree Planting Is a Slow, Expensive Way to Exact RevengeA viral Reddit story of a wronged arborist exacting revenge via redwood planting is a hoax—and it wouldn’t work anyway.
Science
June 16 2017 6:13 PMClimate Change Would Be the Perfect Target of Jeff Bezos’ Philanthropic PlansUnfortunately, the CEO notorious for thinking long term is focusing his giving on “right now” problems. 
Future Tense
Aug. 15 2017 12:11 PMA Proposed Anti-Doxxing Law in the U.K. Could Make Personal Data Less Secure
Future Tense
Aug. 4 2017 11:57 AMBitcoin Has Split Into Two Cryptocurrencies. What, Exactly, Does That Mean?
Science
Aug. 2 2017 4:44 PMWill Lowering P-Value Thresholds Help Fix Science?P-values are already all over the map, and they’re also not exactly the problem.
Future Tense
July 28 2017 5:30 PMU.S. Scientists Edit Embryo’s Genes, but Super-Babies Are Still a Ways Away
Medical Examiner
July 21 2017 5:56 PMA Tennessee Jail Is Offering Vasectomies for Reduced Prison TimeThat’s wildly unethical.
Science
July 20 2017 12:44 PMMisguided Attempt to Free Thousands of Minks Goes Horribly WrongInstead of running free, most of the minks have died. 
Science
July 14 2017 6:41 PMMan Charged for Killing Eagle That Was Eating Too Many FishEagles may no longer be endangered, but they are certainly still protected.
Science
July 12 2017 12:51 PMYou Can Now Buy Chocolate Powder to SnortThis bizarre product was originally created for the Rolling Stones and is totally legal. Is it dangerous?
Science
July 3 2017 10:45 AMHow to Celebrate the Fourth of July While Minimizing Bird CarnageFireworks terrify birds. But if you must, public displays are a better option.
Science
June 23 2017 5:19 PMPruitt Is Paving the Way for an Industry-Led EPAHe’s not just trying to get them a voice. He’s trying to give them control.
Science
June 20 2017 7:15 AMReminder: Poor People Don’t Eat More Fast FoodThe main thing that influences consumption isn’t income, it’s how many hours they work.