George Clooney Is Right About the Daily MailThe world’s most popular online newspaper does not deserve to be taken seriously.
Area Humor Site Discovers ClickbaitThe Onion’s new project is a pitch-perfect BuzzFeed parody. Can it be more than that?
The New Yorker Thinks Disruptive Innovation Is a MythA cut-rate summary of Jill Lepore’s long, expensive, high-quality magazine story about Clayton Christensen.
Google’s Eyes in the SkyIts drones and satellites could do for the physical world what its search engine did for the Web.
Silicon Valley Uber AllesThe car-service startup is worth nearly as much as Hertz and Avis combined. How is that possible?
More Smart, Less PhoneThe computer in your pocket is becoming a mobile command center for your life.
The Climate OptimistsConservatives have a new line on climate change: “It’s real, but it’s nothing to worry about!”
The Quadriplegic Who Moved His HandCould brain implants spell the end of permanent paralysis?
TODAY IN SLATE
The End of Pregnancy
And the inevitable rise of the artificial womb.
Doctor Tests Positive for Ebola in New York City
How a Company You’ve Never Heard of Took Control of the Entire Porn Industry
The Hot New Strategy for Desperate Democrats
Blame China for everything.
The Questions That Michael Brown’s Autopsies Can’t Answer
The Scene of the Crime Autopsy results aren’t going to answer the essential question: Why did Michael Brown have to die?
Kiev Used to Be an Easygoing Place
Now it’s descending into madness.
Don’t Just Sit There
How to be more productive during your commute.
This Smart Suitcase Aims to Ease Travel Headaches With a Built-In Phone Charger and Bag Tracking App
Slate’s Working Podcast: Episode 2 Transcript Read what David Plotz asked Dr. Meri Kolbrener about her workday.
Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.