The Paradox of the Self-Driving CarTesla’s amazing autopilot mode is meant to make us safer drivers. What if it does the opposite?
No More Pencils, No More BooksArtificially intelligent software is replacing the textbook—and reshaping American education.
After a 1996 Mass Shooting, Australia Enacted Strict Gun Laws. It Hasn’t Had a Similar Massacre Since.
Google Built a Shiny New Brain to Make All Our Decisions for Us. It’s Called ... TensorFlow?
The Fascinating, Mostly Failed History of “Teaching Machines”And how far we’ve come since the 1920s.
Steve Jobs Doesn’t Understand Steve JobsHe wasn’t just a cold-hearted marketing genius. He was something more eccentric—and troubling.
Jack Is BackTwitter’s new CEO, Jack Dorsey, is self-important, conniving, and has another job. He might be perfect.
The GOP Horse RaceLiterally: an animation of the 2016 Republican presidential primary campaign as a horse race.
The Road Trip That Made the Modern American Highway Possible How a group of enterprising auto executives convinced the nation to pave its dusty paths.
Pennsylvania’s School Funding Is So Screwed Up That It Almost Upended Its Whole Tax System to Fix It
Behind the Scenes
Sweet Dreams Are Made of This Do recurring dreams mean anything? Slate staffers discuss.
The Danish Girl Tom Hooper’s drama of gender transition is pretty good for yet another trailblazing baby-steps movie.
The Case for Nancy Lieberman If it were just a matter of résumé, she’d be an NBA head coach in no time.
How Much Did the Pentagon Pay Your Favorite Sports Team for Its Patriotism? Find Out With This Chart.