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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. 10 2014 12:03 PM50 Kilometers From a Comet
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 10 2014 7:30 AMHow One Woman Is Turning Her Online Harassment Into Art
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 9 2014 7:30 AMDid a Meteorite Impact in Nicaragua over the Weekend?
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 7 2014 7:30 AMNo, We’re Not Facing an Onslaught of Asteroid Impacts
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 6 2014 8:00 AMThe Smallest Star in the Universe (Video)
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 5 2014 7:00 AMDon’t Panic! An Asteroid Will Pass Close but Safely Miss the Earth Sunday.
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 4 2014 7:30 AMYour Cosmic Postal Address Just Got One More Layer Added
Tv Club
Sept. 3 2014 11:00 AMThe Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 2 A spoiler-filled discussion of "Into the Dalek."
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 3 2014 7:30 AMGIGANTIC Galaxy Is GIGANTIC (Photos)
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 2 2014 7:30 AMMystery No More: How the Sliding Stones of Death Valley Do Their Trick
Bad Astronomy
Aug. 31 2014 8:00 AMWatch Telescopes Do a Time-Lapse Dance in the Desert
Bad Astronomy
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)
Bad Astronomy
Aug. 27 2014 10:30 AMAnd Nishinoshima Is Getting Laaaaaarger
Bad Astronomy
Aug. 26 2014 9:30 AMEthereal Time-Lapse Video of Noctilucent Clouds
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 10 2014 11:00 AMDoctor Who Podcast Episode 3: “Robot of Sherwood”
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 9 2014 10:08 AM97 Percent, 97 Hours, 97 Climate Scientists
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 8 2014 7:30 AMBetelgeuse: The Clock Is Ticking, and the Alarm Is Set for 100,000 Years
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 6 2014 3:18 PMINCREDIBLE Video of the Shock Wave From an Exploding Volcano
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 5 2014 11:37 AMPerspective on a Cloudy Day
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 4 2014 11:21 AMDoctor Who Podcast Episode 2: “Into the Dalek”
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 3 2014 3:18 PMSunrise on a Blue Planet
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 3 2014 9:45 AMThe Face on Mars: Nope. Still Not a Face.
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 2 2014 11:30 AMGreenland and Antarctica Are Losing Ice at “Unprecedented Rates”
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 1 2014 7:30 AMNo, You Can’t Claim Arctic Ice Is “Recovering”
Bad Astronomy
Aug. 30 2014 11:57 AMI Didn’t Know We Had Warp-Capable Resupply Ships ...
Bad Astronomy
Aug. 29 2014 7:30 AMAstronomers Find What May Be the Closest Exoplanet to Earth
Bad Astronomy
Aug. 27 2014 1:10 PMThe Slate Plus Doctor Who Inaugural Podcast
Bad Astronomy
Aug. 27 2014 7:30 AMNo, There Still Is No Connection Between Vaccines and Autism
Bad Astronomy
Aug. 26 2014 8:00 AMYou Think Parking at a Mall At Christmas Is Hard? Try Finding a Parking Spot on a Comet




Smash and Grab

Will competitive Senate contests in Kansas and South Dakota lead to more late-breaking races in future elections?

Stop Panicking. America Is Now in Very Good Shape to Respond to the Ebola Crisis.

The 2014 Kansas City Royals Show the Value of Building a Mediocre Baseball Team

The GOP Won’t Win Any Black Votes With Its New “Willie Horton” Ad

Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band

Can it be again?


Forget Oculus Rift

This $25 cardboard box turns your phone into an incredibly fun virtual reality experience.

One of Putin’s Favorite Oligarchs Wants to Start an Orthodox Christian Fox News

These Companies in Japan Are More Than 1,000 Years Old

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Oct. 20 2014 7:15 AM The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 9 A spoiler-filled discussion of "Flatline."
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