Rachel Stewart
Rachel Stewart

Rachel Stewart is an editor who lives in Philadelphia. Check out her work here.

The Slatest
March 24 2015 11:23 AMWatch C-SPAN Callers Say Weird Stuff and Make Public Figures Uncomfortable on Live TV
Video
March 13 2015 7:33 AMWhat’s So Bad About Friday the 13th?It has nothing to do with a lunatic in a hockey mask.
Science
March 5 2015 7:17 AMA Firm OdorSecretly recorded lab footage shows test subjects sniffed their hands after handshakes.  
Video
Jan. 16 2015 1:45 PMHow Not to Mess Up a Job InterviewSeven common but easily avoided mistakes.
Science
Jan. 13 2015 12:11 PMThe Truth About “Mysterious” Mass Bird DeathsWhy they will continue to happen.
Science
Dec. 11 2014 2:44 PMTaser of the WildElectric eels shock prey just like Tasers stun human victims.
Brow Beat
Nov. 24 2014 3:06 PMFollow the Bouncing Ball From The Great Escape to The West Wing and Beyond
Science
Oct. 30 2014 1:43 PMWhere Did Our Teeth Go Wrong?Tracing the oral health of our ancestors.
Science
Oct. 17 2014 12:03 PMWhat’s So Dangerous About “Killer Bees”?Humans can survive more than 1,000 stings, but swarms can be even bigger.
Science
Sept. 25 2014 3:10 PMA Man Drinks a Fifth of Jack Daniel’s in 13 SecondsHow much alcohol does it take to kill you?
Science
Sept. 4 2014 3:25 PMWhy Do American Alligators Attack People, but American Crocodiles Don’t?A strange Florida case, explained.
Science
Aug. 19 2014 1:19 PMThe Best (and Worst) Ways to Avoid Lightning StrikesLying on the ground? Seeking shelter in a car? What about the “30/30” rule?
Science
July 30 2014 11:49 AMThe Truth About Elevator DeathsThey are vanishingly rare—but that doesn’t stop people from debating the best way to survive a sudden fall. 
Science
July 2 2014 11:51 AMThe Drowning DebacleOne of America’s most common causes of accidental death is also one of the most preventable. 
Video
June 12 2014 1:05 PMYour Brain Wants You to Be MultilingualIntelligence tests beginning in 1947 suggest the benefits of learning a second or third language.
Science
March 20 2015 12:39 PMDarwin’s “Strangest Animals”A mysterious creature identified after 180 years.
Video
March 7 2015 8:46 AMTo Whom It May Concern: This Is How to Write a Cover LetterDon’t sell yourself. Instead, prove you’re invaluable.
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Feb. 6 2015 12:53 PMConrad Hilton’s Quick and Dirty Guide to PeasantsA scion’s out-of-favor insult.
Video
Jan. 15 2015 1:23 PMWhat Happened to the Beagle 2?The British craft that vanished near Mars in 2003 may have been found.
Science
Dec. 22 2014 1:31 PMIt’s a BirdCinereous mourner chicks seem to mimic toxic caterpillars both in appearance and behavior.
Science
Nov. 26 2014 11:56 AMYour Dog Is a MessOne way canines are genetically wired to be sloppier than cats.
Science
Nov. 10 2014 1:28 PMThe “Fanged Deer” Reappears in AfghanistanHow do we know if animals are really extinct?
Science
Oct. 25 2014 3:51 PMThe Strongest Organism on EarthIt isn’t an ant.
Science
Oct. 13 2014 2:48 PMCan a Nightmare Really Kill You?The disturbing syndrome Wes Craven says inspired Nightmare on Elm Street.
Science
Sept. 18 2014 3:35 PMDo People Still Die of Rabies?And how do you know if an animal is rabid?
Science
Aug. 29 2014 9:01 AMThe Best Things to Do in a Bear EncounterFirst: Figure out what kind of bear you’re facing.
History
Aug. 13 2014 1:21 PMThe Rock, Pre-Capone​ The long history of Alcatraz​ before it became America's first supermax prison.
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July 7 2014 3:56 PMLindsay Lohan’s Lacey Jonas ProblemCan celebrities really win lawsuits over unflattering portrayals of themselves?
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June 16 2014 3:09 PMThe Water Down BelowA reservoir deep beneath the Earth’s surface may contain three times the water of our oceans combined.
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June 3 2014 3:17 PMThis Eye-Popping Zebra Migration May Be the Longest on Land (Video)

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March 27 2015 5:16 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? Alison Griswold describes her experience reporting on the Germanwings tragedy.