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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
July 30 2014 1:01 PMA Reminder: Oklahoma Sen. James Inhofe Has Dangerously Ridiculous Ideas About Reality
Bad Astronomy
July 29 2014 9:15 AMNoctilucent Clouds … Frooooom Spaaaaaace!
Bad Astronomy
July 28 2014 11:00 AMMartian Moon Goes Googly-Eyed
Bad Astronomy
July 27 2014 7:30 AMThe Seahorse and the Rainbow
Bad Astronomy
July 25 2014 7:30 AMSpace Rocks for Two Science Promoters
Bad Astronomy
July 24 2014 7:30 AMWhat Is This Mystery Object in an Astronaut’s Photo?
Bad Astronomy
July 23 2014 11:00 AMMy 2014 Comic-Con Schedule
Bad Astronomy
July 22 2014 11:29 AMIllusion: Are These Dots Rotating or Moving in a Straight Line?
Bad Astronomy
July 21 2014 11:03 AMWith Help From Slate Plus, Bad Astronomy Readers Help Kids Get Scienced
Bad Astronomy
July 20 2014 7:00 AM45 Years Since Apollo 11 ... Yet Here We Are
Bad Astronomy
July 18 2014 5:30 AMSpacecraft Takes a Snapshot of a Cosmic Rubber Duckie
Bad Astronomy
July 16 2014 7:30 AM20 Years Ago Today, Jupiter Got Hit by a Huge Comet. A Lot.
Bad Astronomy
July 14 2014 7:30 AMThe Solar Weight Loss Plan
Bad Astronomy
July 12 2014 9:30 AMCaturday: Meet the New Neighbors!
Bad Astronomy
July 10 2014 7:30 AMNASA Now Watches the Earth Breathe From Space
Bad Astronomy
July 30 2014 7:30 AMWant to See the Hottest Spot in Town? Visit Enceladus Sulci!
Bad Astronomy
July 29 2014 7:30 AMThe Littlest Victims of Anti-Science Rhetoric
Bad Astronomy
July 28 2014 7:30 AMWhen a Species Poisons an Entire Planet
Bad Astronomy
July 26 2014 7:30 AMThe Bad Astronomer, as Seen on TV
Bad Astronomy
July 24 2014 11:00 AMWANT Part XX: Hubble Lego Edition
Bad Astronomy
July 23 2014 1:00 PMRocketcam Video of the SpaceX Falcon Booster Splashing Down in the Atlantic
Bad Astronomy
July 23 2014 7:30 AMAstronomers Find Alien Planet With Longest Year Yet
Bad Astronomy
July 22 2014 8:24 AMIncredible “Amateur” Photo of Colliding Galaxies
Bad Astronomy
July 21 2014 7:30 AMRobert F. Kennedy Jr.: Still Fighting the Wrong Fight
Bad Astronomy
July 19 2014 7:30 AMBreathtaking View of the Bahamas From Space
Bad Astronomy
July 17 2014 7:30 AMThe Chaotic Gorgeousness of Starbirth
Bad Astronomy
July 15 2014 7:30 AMHow Did the Bald Eagle Nebula Hatch?
Bad Astronomy
July 13 2014 7:30 AMLightning and Meteors and Spaceships, Oh My
Bad Astronomy
July 11 2014 7:00 AMWhich of These Photos Will Win the RGO Astrophoto of the Year?
Bad Astronomy
July 9 2014 11:21 AMThe View Goes Antiviral




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. 

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

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

Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough

So they added a little self-immolation.

Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War

Medical Examiner

The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola 

The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.

Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore, and Schools Are Getting Worried

The Good Wife Is Cynical, Thrilling, and Grown-Up. It’s Also TV’s Best Drama.

  News & Politics
Sept. 19 2014 9:15 PM Chris Christie, Better Than Ever
Business Insider
Sept. 20 2014 6:30 AM The Man Making Bill Gates Richer
Sept. 20 2014 7:27 AM How Do Plants Grow Aboard the International Space Station?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 4:58 PM Steubenville Gets the Lifetime Treatment (And a Cheerleader Erupts Into Flames)
  Slate Plus
Slate Picks
Sept. 19 2014 12:00 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? The Slatest editor tells us to read well-informed skepticism, media criticism, and more.
Brow Beat
Sept. 19 2014 4:48 PM You Should Be Listening to Sbtrkt
Future Tense
Sept. 19 2014 6:31 PM The One Big Problem With the Enormous New iPhone
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 20 2014 7:00 AM The Shaggy Sun
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.