Sam Schechner

Sam Schechner is a writer in New York.

June 29 2005 6:10 PMSmooth OperatorsWhich Internet phone service is best?
June 13 2005 5:04 PMHow To Kill a Dead ZoneMy quest for perfect cell-phone reception.
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May 23 2005 5:59 AMTaking the Frist Steps
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May 2 2005 4:47 AMNPT Threats?
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April 9 2005 5:54 AMA Final Farewell
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March 17 2005 6:47 AMLicense To Drill
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March 15 2005 7:42 AMBeirut for the Home Team
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March 10 2005 7:15 AMLebanon and Off and On Again
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March 8 2005 6:48 AMA Syria of Fortunate Events?
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Feb. 14 2005 6:59 AMPlurality Bites?
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Jan. 24 2005 8:00 AMGoodnight, Johnny
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Jan. 4 2005 6:39 AMDeLayed Reaction
Dec. 27 2004 8:05 PMEarthquakes vs. the Earth's RotationHow major tremors alter the planet's wobble.
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Dec. 20 2004 6:07 AMBloody Sunday
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Dec. 11 2004 7:42 AMCiting Personnel Reasons
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June 25 2005 5:02 AM'Hard-Line' Headlines
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June 6 2005 5:41 AMCommission Impossible II
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May 14 2005 4:51 AMBase Instinct
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April 18 2005 6:18 AMWeighing the Pros and Conclaves
Brave New World
April 4 2005 4:46 PMAttack of the Soccer RobotsWhen will androids beat us at sports?
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March 16 2005 7:38 AMWorldComvicted
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March 11 2005 7:12 AMIranium Enrichment
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March 9 2005 7:16 AMHezbollahpalooza!
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Feb. 21 2005 5:43 AMAn Army of No One?
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Jan. 31 2005 7:32 AMIraq, the Vote
Jan. 19 2005 6:21 PMHow They Measure Wind ChillIt's all about how thick your skin is.
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Jan. 3 2005 6:05 AMAfter the Flood
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Dec. 21 2004 5:29 AMFOIA'd Again!
Dec. 13 2004 9:29 PMWhat Is Dioxin, Anyway?Where does it come from? And are its effects reversible?
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Nov. 27 2004 5:22 AMPetition Impossible?




The Ebola Story

How our minds build narratives out of disaster.

The Budget Disaster That Completely Sabotaged the WHO’s Response to Ebola

PowerPoint Is the Worst, and Now It’s the Latest Way to Hack Into Your Computer

The Shooting Tragedies That Forged Canada’s Gun Politics

A Highly Unscientific Ranking of Crazy-Old German Beers


Welcome to 13th Grade!

Some high schools are offering a fifth year. That’s a great idea.


The Actual World

“Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.

Want Kids to Delay Sex? Let Planned Parenthood Teach Them Sex Ed.

Would You Trust Walmart to Provide Your Health Care? (You Should.)

  News & Politics
Oct. 22 2014 9:42 PM Landslide Landrieu Can the Louisiana Democrat use the powers of incumbency to save herself one more time?
Continuously Operating
Oct. 22 2014 2:38 PM Crack Open an Old One A highly unscientific evaluation of Germany’s oldest breweries.
Gentleman Scholar
Oct. 22 2014 5:54 PM May I Offer to Sharpen My Friends’ Knives? Or would that be rude?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 22 2014 4:27 PM Three Ways Your Text Messages Change After You Get Married
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Oct. 22 2014 5:27 PM The Slate Walking Dead Podcast A spoiler-filled discussion of Episodes 1 and 2.
Oct. 22 2014 11:54 PM The Actual World “Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.
Future Tense
Oct. 22 2014 5:33 PM One More Reason Not to Use PowerPoint: It’s The Gateway for a Serious Windows Vulnerability
  Health & Science
Wild Things
Oct. 22 2014 2:42 PM Orcas, Via Drone, for the First Time Ever
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.