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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
Aug. 13 2014 12:14 PMReminder: Humans Can Do Wonders
Bad Astronomy
Aug. 12 2014 12:00 PMStill Life, With Bird
Bad Astronomy
Aug. 11 2014 12:15 PMThe Iberian Peninsula From Space
Bad Astronomy
Aug. 11 2014 8:00 AMLow-Down Dirty Deniers
Bad Astronomy
Aug. 9 2014 8:00 AMMassive Storms Are Gathering on Uranus
Bad Astronomy
Aug. 8 2014 7:30 AMWatch as Two Distant, Tiny Worlds Orbit Each Other
Bad Astronomy
Aug. 7 2014 7:30 AMAtacaman Volcanoes Pierce the Sky
Bad Astronomy
Aug. 6 2014 7:00 AMA Nurse’s Journey Away From Anti-Vax
Bad Astronomy
Aug. 5 2014 9:30 AMA Glorious Time-Lapse of the Sky Over a National Park
Bad Astronomy
Aug. 4 2014 11:43 AMWhat Causes a Red Rainbow?
Bad Astronomy
Aug. 3 2014 7:30 AMWe Are All in the Gutter, but Some of Us Are Looking at the Stars
Bad Astronomy
Aug. 2 2014 7:30 AMGreetings, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Bad Astronomy
Aug. 1 2014 7:30 AMIn 2012, the Earth Dodged a Solar Bullet
Bad Astronomy
July 31 2014 10:48 AMRosetta Tiptoes Toward a Comet, Starts to See Weirdness
Bad Astronomy
July 30 2014 1:01 PMA Reminder: Oklahoma Sen. James Inhofe Has Dangerously Ridiculous Ideas About Reality
Bad Astronomy
Aug. 13 2014 8:00 AMIn October, a Comet Will Skim Over Mars. What Will NASA Do to Protect Its Spacecraft?
Bad Astronomy
Aug. 12 2014 8:00 AMThree Congressmen Are Red-Taping SpaceX to the Ground
Bad Astronomy
Aug. 11 2014 11:33 AMItalia … Dallllloooo Spaaaaaaaziooooo!
Bad Astronomy
Aug. 10 2014 8:00 AMTime-Lapse Animation of the Earth From Space: Orbit
Bad Astronomy
Aug. 8 2014 1:02 PMNASA Tests New Tech to Bring More Hardware—and Eventually People—to Mars
Bad Astronomy
Aug. 7 2014 11:06 AMClose Enough to Touch: Top 10 Photos From the Rosetta Comet Spacecraft  
Bad Astronomy
Aug. 6 2014 11:11 AMRosetta Arrives at a Comet!
Bad Astronomy
Aug. 5 2014 12:06 PM234 Kilometers to a Comet
Bad Astronomy
Aug. 5 2014 7:30 AMAnother Head-Exploding Illusion: Rotating Rings
Bad Astronomy
Aug. 4 2014 5:30 AMNASA’s Quantum Drive: Cool Your Jets
Bad Astronomy
Aug. 2 2014 1:57 PMRosetta: 1,000 Kilometers and Closing In on a Comet
Bad Astronomy
Aug. 1 2014 12:54 PMMesocyclone or Mothership?
Bad Astronomy
July 31 2014 12:53 PM50 Years Ago Today, a U.S. Spacecraft Took Its First Pictures of the Moon
Bad Astronomy
July 31 2014 7:30 AMWhat Caused This Weird Crater on the Moon?
Bad Astronomy
July 30 2014 7:30 AMWant to See the Hottest Spot in Town? Visit Enceladus Sulci!

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  News & Politics
Altered State
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  Business
Business Insider
Sept. 17 2014 1:36 PM Nate Silver Versus Princeton Professor: Who Has the Right Models?
  Life
Dear Prudence
Sept. 18 2014 6:00 AM All Shook Up My 11-year-old has been exploring herself with my “back massager.” Should I stop her?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 17 2014 6:14 PM Today in Gender Gaps: Biking
  Slate Plus
Slate Fare
Sept. 17 2014 9:37 AM Is Slate Too Liberal?  A members-only open thread.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Sept. 17 2014 8:25 PM A New Song and Music Video From Angel Olsen, Indie’s Next Big Thing
  Technology
Future Tense
Sept. 17 2014 9:00 PM Amazon Is Now a Gadget Company
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 18 2014 7:30 AM Red and Green Ghosts Haunt the Stormy Night
  Sports
Sports Nut
Sept. 17 2014 3:51 PM NFL Jerk Watch: Roger Goodell How much should you loathe the pro football commissioner?