Folks, my apologies. A massive deadline at work (grrr, do not get me started) has been eating up my life, both at work and away, so my blogging will be light for the next couple of days. I'll write what I can, when I can.
Roads & Kingdoms
Marooned in the Desert Sixty-seven years after the Arab-Israeli War, 3,000 Palestinians remain forgotten and stateless in rural Egypt.
What Happened at Slate This Week? Assistant interactives editor Andrew Kahn on the best of Slate, from the history of slavery to Mad Men.
Honeybees at a Crossroads Drought, pesticides, diseases—it’s not a good time to be a bee.
Raindrops Are Mathematically Impossible Discover why every drop of rain is a minor mathematical miracle.