Phil Plait Phil Plait

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 6 2014 7:30 AMWhen the Moon Met Mars
Bad Astronomy
July 4 2014 11:53 AMThe Devastating Beauty of Devastating Hurricanes From Space
Bad Astronomy
July 3 2014 7:30 AMThe Lights Above, the Lights Below
Bad Astronomy
July 1 2014 7:30 AMWhy Do We Have a Two-Faced Moon?
Bad Astronomy
June 29 2014 7:30 AMAre You a Sci and Sci-Fi Nerd? I’ll Be at Two Cons to Help Support the Habit
Bad Astronomy
June 27 2014 7:30 AMThe Big Apple ... From Spaaaaaaace
Bad Astronomy
June 25 2014 7:30 AMMore Bad News About Arctic Sea Ice: Its Melting Season Is Getting Longer
Bad Astronomy
June 23 2014 7:30 AMCongress GOP Threatens to Shut Down Government Over Global Warming
Bad Astronomy
June 21 2014 7:30 AMTime and Relative Dimensions in Space  
Bad Astronomy
June 20 2014 7:00 AMDramatic Photo From Space Shows Iraq Oil Refinery Ablaze
Bad Astronomy
June 18 2014 1:21 PMCreationism Isn’t Science, and Shouldn’t Be Taught That Way
Bad Astronomy
June 17 2014 3:59 PMOK Go’s New Illusion-Filled Video May Melt Your Brain
Bad Astronomy
June 17 2014 7:30 AMI've Lived My Life Fully Vaccinated. Have You?
Bad Astronomy
June 16 2014 7:30 AMPresident Obama Slams Global Warming Deniers
Bad Astronomy
June 14 2014 12:24 PMWho Cares if a Scientist Is Gay?
Bad Astronomy
July 5 2014 7:30 AMUkraine Astronomers Send Putin a Cosmic Message
Bad Astronomy
July 4 2014 7:30 AMStars and Stripes and Tails  
Bad Astronomy
July 2 2014 7:30 AMDoomed Stars May Test Einstein’s Relativity
Bad Astronomy
June 30 2014 12:00 AMTen Years at Saturn: Cassini’s 10 Greatest Pictures
Bad Astronomy
June 28 2014 7:30 AMIce Crystal Rainbow Graces Boulder Sky
Bad Astronomy
June 26 2014 7:30 AMQuarter-Mile Asteroid Gets Checked by Radar  
Bad Astronomy
June 24 2014 7:30 AMBeyond Pluto: Hubble Will Be Used to Map Out a New Target for New Horizons
Bad Astronomy
June 22 2014 7:00 AMHappy International SUNday!
Bad Astronomy
June 20 2014 11:30 AMAmazing Rocket-Eye View of a SpaceX Reusable Booster Test Flight
Bad Astronomy
June 19 2014 7:30 AMThe Most Unusual Night Sky Time-Lapse You’ll See Today
Bad Astronomy
June 18 2014 7:30 AMSenate’s NASA Funding Bill Will Delay Sending Americans in Space for Years
Bad Astronomy
June 17 2014 12:07 PMJohn Scalzi Sings
Bad Astronomy
June 16 2014 12:04 PMA Huge Tropical Storm Seen FROOOM SPAAAACE
Bad Astronomy
June 15 2014 7:30 AMTime-Lapse: Watch the Sun Dip Down to the Swedish Horizon  
Bad Astronomy
June 14 2014 7:30 AMThe Two Faces of a Weird Saturn Moon




More Than Scottish Pride

Scotland’s referendum isn’t about nationalism. It’s about a system that failed, and a new generation looking to take a chance on itself. 

What Charles Barkley Gets Wrong About Corporal Punishment and Black Culture

Why Greenland’s “Dark Snow” Should Worry You

Three Talented Actresses in Three Terrible New Shows

Why Do Some People See the Virgin Mary in Grilled Cheese?

The science that explains the human need to find meaning in coincidences.


Happy Constitution Day!

Too bad it’s almost certainly unconstitutional.

Is It Worth Paying Full Price for the iPhone 6 to Keep Your Unlimited Data Plan? We Crunch the Numbers.

What to Do if You Literally Get a Bug in Your Ear

  News & Politics
Sept. 16 2014 7:03 PM Kansas Secretary of State Loses Battle to Protect Senator From Tough Race
Sept. 16 2014 4:16 PM The iPhone 6 Marks a Fresh Chance for Wireless Carriers to Kill Your Unlimited Data
The Eye
Sept. 16 2014 12:20 PM These Outdoor Cat Shelters Have More Style Than the Average Home
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 15 2014 3:31 PM My Year As an Abortion Doula
  Slate Plus
Slate Plus Video
Sept. 16 2014 2:06 PM A Farewell From Emily Bazelon The former senior editor talks about her very first Slate pitch and says goodbye to the magazine.
Brow Beat
Sept. 16 2014 8:43 PM This 17-Minute Tribute to David Fincher Is the Perfect Preparation for Gone Girl
Future Tense
Sept. 16 2014 6:40 PM This iPhone 6 Feature Will Change Weather Forecasting
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 16 2014 11:46 PM The Scariest Campfire Story More horrifying than bears, snakes, or hook-handed killers.
Sports Nut
Sept. 15 2014 9:05 PM Giving Up on Goodell How the NFL lost the trust of its most loyal reporters.