Rachel Stewart

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

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.
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?
Sept. 4 2014 3:25 PMWhy Do American Alligators Attack People, but American Crocodiles Don’t?A strange Florida case, explained.
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?
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. 
July 2 2014 11:51 AMThe Drowning DebacleOne of America’s most common causes of accidental death is also one of the most preventable. 
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.
May 27 2014 1:05 PMBut How Will the Government Control the Weather Now?The end of HAARP. 
Oct. 13 2014 2:48 PMCan a Nightmare Really Kill You?The disturbing syndrome Wes Craven says inspired Nightmare on Elm Street.
Sept. 18 2014 3:35 PMDo People Still Die of Rabies?And how do you know if an animal is rabid?
Aug. 29 2014 9:01 AMThe Best Things to Do in a Bear EncounterFirst: Figure out what kind of bear you’re facing.
Aug. 13 2014 1:21 PMThe Rock, Pre-Capone​ The long history of Alcatraz​ before it became America's first supermax prison.
July 7 2014 3:56 PMLindsay Lohan’s Lacey Jonas ProblemCan celebrities really win lawsuits over unflattering portrayals of themselves?
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.
June 3 2014 3:17 PMThis Eye-Popping Zebra Migration May Be the Longest on Land (Video)
May 20 2014 11:51 AMThe U.S. Now Consumes More Wine Than France (Video)


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 4:42 PM An Oral History of A Nightmare on Elm Street
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 10:23 AM Where I Was Wrong About the Royals I underestimated the value of building a team that’s just barely better than mediocre.