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Phil Plait writes Slate’s Bad Astronomy blog and is an astronomer, public speaker, science evangelizer, and author of Death From the Skies!  

Bad Astronomy
Sept. 3 2014 9:45 AMThe Face on Mars: Nope. Still Not a Face.
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Sept. 2 2014 11:30 AMGreenland and Antarctica Are Losing Ice at “Unprecedented Rates”
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Sept. 1 2014 7:30 AMNo, You Can’t Claim Arctic Ice Is “Recovering”
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Aug. 30 2014 11:57 AMI Didn’t Know We Had Warp-Capable Resupply Ships ...
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Aug. 29 2014 7:30 AMAstronomers Find What May Be the Closest Exoplanet to Earth
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Aug. 27 2014 1:10 PMThe Slate Plus Doctor Who Inaugural Podcast
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Aug. 27 2014 7:30 AMNo, There Still Is No Connection Between Vaccines and Autism
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Aug. 26 2014 8:00 AMYou Think Parking at a Mall At Christmas Is Hard? Try Finding a Parking Spot on a Comet
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Aug. 24 2014 8:00 AMCall of the Universe
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Aug. 22 2014 8:00 AMA Dying Star Creates a Flower in Space
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Aug. 21 2014 8:00 AMWhy, You Don’t Look a Day Over 12 Billion!
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Aug. 20 2014 8:00 AMHey, What’s 10 Billion Tons of CO2 Between Friends?
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Aug. 19 2014 8:00 AMA Warm Breeze, Some Puffy Clouds, a Summer Day … a Billion Kilometers From the Sun
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Aug. 18 2014 8:00 AMAnswering the Age-Old Question: What Weighs More Five Pounds of Helium or Five Pounds of Cheese?
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Aug. 16 2014 8:00 AMRed Sonja’s Most Noble and Important Mission
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Sept. 3 2014 7:30 AMGIGANTIC Galaxy Is GIGANTIC (Photos)
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Sept. 2 2014 7:30 AMMystery No More: How the Sliding Stones of Death Valley Do Their Trick
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Aug. 31 2014 8:00 AMWatch Telescopes Do a Time-Lapse Dance in the Desert
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Aug. 30 2014 7:30 AMWatch an Astronaut’s Vine Video of a Spaceship Burning Up in Earth’s Atmosphere!
Bad Astronomy
Aug. 28 2014 7:30 AMSpectacular Double Rainbow ... With Lightning (Video)
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Aug. 27 2014 10:30 AMAnd Nishinoshima Is Getting Laaaaaarger
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Aug. 26 2014 9:30 AMEthereal Time-Lapse Video of Noctilucent Clouds
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Aug. 25 2014 7:45 AMIt’s Been Something of a Bad Week for Rocket Launches
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Aug. 23 2014 8:30 AMThe Erupting Earth, the Wheeling Heavens
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Aug. 21 2014 11:30 AMThe Permanence of Reason
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Aug. 20 2014 11:45 AMTwo Years on Mars
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Aug. 19 2014 11:54 AMCatch the Two Brightest Planets Together in the Sky ... but Hurry
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Aug. 18 2014 11:33 AMAstronaut Captures Spectacular Fireball as Resupply Ship Re-Enters Earth’s Atmosphere
Bad Astronomy
Aug. 17 2014 7:45 AMNo, a Huge Asteroid Is NOT “Set to Wipe Out Life on Earth in 2880”
Bad Astronomy
Aug. 15 2014 8:00 AMNo, Google Moon Doesn’t Show an Alien Loitering on the Moon



Medical Examiner

The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola 

The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.

I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.

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

Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore

And schools are getting worried.

160 Countries Host Marches to Demand Action on Climate Change


Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem

Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology. 

Why a Sketch of Chelsea Manning Is Stirring Up Controversy

How Worried Should Poland, the Baltic States, and Georgia Be About a Russian Invasion?

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Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.