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!  

Tv Club
Oct. 20 2014 7:15 AMThe Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 9A spoiler-filled discussion of "Flatline."
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 19 2014 7:30 AMPersistence Pays Off: The Smoking Trail of a Shooting Star
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 17 2014 11:00 AMFiguratively Shiny: A Firefly Video
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 16 2014 11:35 AMHas Mercury’s Ice Finally Been Seen? (Hint: Yes.)
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 15 2014 11:35 AMHow to State Clearly the Evidence for Evolution
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 14 2014 12:16 PMThe Ultimate Space Selfie: 10 Miles From a Comet
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 13 2014 1:17 PMBritain’s “Best Loved Psychic” and the Very Definition of Irony
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 12 2014 7:30 AMWhat Does 200 Billion Stars Really Mean?  
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 10 2014 7:30 AMTwo Huge Storms Seen From Space Photos
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 9 2014 7:15 AMWhy Is a Major Media Outlet Promoting Astrology?
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 8 2014 7:30 AMStellar Explosion Dwarfs Our Sun’s Best Shot
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 7 2014 7:30 AMHow Do You Hide Thousands of Mile-High Mountains? Underwater.
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 6 2014 11:23 AMSlate Plus Doctor Who Podcast Episode 7: “Kill the Moon”
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 5 2014 7:30 AMPlanet of Robots
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 4 2014 5:30 AMEthereal Time-Lapse Animation of Brewing Storms
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 20 2014 7:00 AMPhoto Gallery: Mars and the Comet
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 18 2014 7:30 AMMars and the Comet: The Countdown 
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 17 2014 7:30 AMLiterally Shiny: A Firefly Video
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 16 2014 7:30 AMTo Pluto … AND BEYOND!
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 15 2014 7:30 AMI Got Shot in the Asteroid
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 14 2014 7:30 AMWhy Yes, It Is Exactly Rocket Science!
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 13 2014 7:30 AMLast Week’s Lunar Eclipse Seen … From Another Planet
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 11 2014 7:30 AMStunning Photo and Video of A New Category of Cloud: Undulatus Asperatus
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 9 2014 11:43 AMThree Real and One Unreal Photo of the Blood Moon Eclipse
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 8 2014 12:03 PMDid You See the Eclipse? No, the Other One.
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 7 2014 10:15 AMPull an All-Nighter for Tonight’s Lunar Eclipse
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 6 2014 12:40 PMWatch a Football Field–Sized Spaceship Fly Across the Sky This Week
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 6 2014 7:00 AMWhat Global Warming? How to Lie With Data
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 4 2014 7:30 AMTen Things to Know About Vaccines
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 3 2014 7:30 AMEerily Glowing Halo of Light Seen Over Hawaii



Justice Ginsburg’s Crucial Dissent in the Texas Voter ID Case

Even When They Go to College, the Poor Sometimes Stay Poor

Here’s Just How Far a Southern Woman May Have to Drive to Get an Abortion

The Most Ingenious Teaching Device Ever Invented

Marvel’s Civil War Is a Far-Right Paranoid Fantasy

It’s also a mess. Can the movies do better?


Sprawl, Decadence, and Environmental Ruin in Nevada

Space: The Next Generation

An All-Female Mission to Mars

As a NASA guinea pig, I verified that women would be cheaper to launch than men.

Watching Netflix in Bed. Hanging Bananas. Is There Anything These Hooks Can’t Solve?

The Procedural Rule That Could Prevent Gay Marriage From Reaching SCOTUS Again

  News & Politics
Oct. 20 2014 3:53 PM Smash and Grab Will competitive Senate contests in Kansas and South Dakota lead to more late-breaking races in future elections?
Continuously Operating
Oct. 20 2014 3:40 PM Keeping It in the Family Why are so many of the world’s oldest companies in Japan?
Oct. 20 2014 3:16 PM The Catholic Church Is Changing, and Celibate Gays Are Leading the Way
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 20 2014 1:10 PM Women Are Still Losing Jobs for Getting Pregnant
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Oct. 20 2014 7:15 AM The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 9 A spoiler-filled discussion of "Flatline."
Brow Beat
Oct. 20 2014 5:03 PM Marcel the Shell Is Back and as Endearing as Ever
Future Tense
Oct. 20 2014 4:59 PM Canadian Town Cancels Outdoor Halloween Because Polar Bears
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Oct. 20 2014 11:46 AM Is Anybody Watching My Do-Gooding? The difference between being a hero and being an altruist.
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PM Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.