Rachel Stewart

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

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)
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. 


Medical Examiner

Here’s Where We Stand With Ebola

Even experienced international disaster responders are shocked at how bad it’s gotten.

Why Are Lighter-Skinned Latinos and Asians More Likely to Vote Republican?

A Woman Who Escaped the Extreme Babymaking Christian Fundamentalism of Quiverfull

The XX Factor
Sept. 22 2014 12:29 PM A Woman Who Escaped the Extreme Babymaking Christian Fundamentalism of Quiverfull

Subprime Loans Are Back

And believe it or not, that’s a good thing.

It Is Very Stupid to Compare Hope Solo to Ray Rice

Building a Better Workplace

In Defense of HR

Startups and small businesses shouldn’t skip over a human resources department.

How Ted Cruz and Scott Brown Misunderstand What It Means to Be an American Citizen

Divestment Is Fine but Mostly Symbolic. There’s a Better Way for Universities to Fight Climate Change.

  News & Politics
Sept. 22 2014 6:30 PM What Does It Mean to Be an American? Ted Cruz and Scott Brown think it’s about ideology. It’s really about culture.
Sept. 22 2014 5:38 PM Apple Won't Shut Down Beats Music After All (But Will Probably Rename It)
Dear Prudence
Sept. 23 2014 6:00 AM Naked and Afraid Prudie offers advice on whether a young boy should sleep in the same room with his nude grandfather.
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 22 2014 7:43 PM Emma Watson Threatened With Nude Photo Leak for Speaking Out About Women's Equality
  Slate Plus
Slate Plus
Sept. 22 2014 1:52 PM Tell Us What You Think About Slate Plus Help us improve our new membership program.
Brow Beat
Sept. 23 2014 8:46 AM How Men Talk About Relationships in Rom-Coms: While Playing Sports
Future Tense
Sept. 22 2014 6:27 PM Should We All Be Learning How to Type in Virtual Reality?
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 23 2014 7:00 AM I Stand with Emma Watson
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.