What Sci-Fi Movies Get Right and Wrong About Time Travel
The XX Factor
Republican Congressional Nominee: Women Can Run for Office With Husband's Permission
Shoemaker-Levy 9’s Legacy
The huge comet impact on Jupiter that helped convince NASA to track near-Earth objects.
Should Stealing in Video Games Be Punishable in the Real World?
The Poor Don’t Need a Life Coach
America’s poor need bigger checks, not a “life plan.”
Roads & Kingdoms
Honduras’ Killing Fields
In these rural lands, poverty, murder, and injustice fuel a battle between farmers and rich landowners.
Multigenerational Households Make Sense
Why more and more adults are living with their parents.
Quiz: What's the Most Unique Relationship Between Language and Culture?
Chinese River Runs Red at Dawn With...Food Coloring, Maybe
How Did a Virginia Conservative Activist Become the Star of a North Carolina Abortion Ad?
What It's Like to Report in Conflict Zones Today
More risk, less money—but just as important.
West Africa’s Ebola Outbreak Is Spiraling Out of Control
Lyft Is Launching in New York City Tonight
Hot Tub Time Machine 2 Looks Unsurprisingly Raunchy and Surprisingly Funny
Israel Spokesperson Taunts Brazil Over World Cup Loss After Brazil Criticizes Gaza Attacks
The Middle East’s Growing Population of Stateless Children
Google Grants a Majority of “Right to Be Forgotten” Requests—or Maybe None of Them
Despite What Paul Ryan Thinks, the Poor Don't Need Hand-Holding
A Transit Map of 1906 LA, With Copious Streetcars
Rising Coffee Prices Spook Starbucks Investors
Facebook’s Privacy Pivot
Why Mark Zuckerberg is trying to win back users’ trust.
One of Vladimir Putin's Daughters Reportedly Lives in the Netherlands
Why R.E.M..’s Out of Time Is the Most Politically Significant Album in U.S. History
How Are Critics Addressing the Woody Allen Allegations in Reviews of His New Movie?
Combining Images Across Time and Place to Tell a Single Story
A Budget Cut by Any Other Name
Paul Ryan is promising his sweeping poverty reforms won’t mean less money for the poor. History says otherwise.
Jeopardy! Incorporates Gay Slang—Is the End of Gay Culture Nigh?
Dinesh D’Souza and the Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations
Little Networks, Big Shows
Dramas on WGN and WE epitomize the flood of totally decent television.
The “Joe Biden’s White Teeth” Edition
Listen to Slate’s show about the crisis in Ukraine and the geopolitical fallout from Flight MH17, the latest legal challenge to Obamacare, and Joe Biden’s 2016 aspirations.
International Flight Aborts Landing in Tel Aviv After Rocket Fire
The Best Solution to the Problem of Dead People's Digital Accounts
Using Coins and Bank Notes to Spread a Political Message
Libertarians Think They’ve Found a Smoking Gun in the Halbig Case
Why I’m Still a Butch Lesbian
Lake Mead Before and After the Epic Drought
A new study shows the Colorado River basin is losing water at a “shocking” rate.
You’re Making Bruschetta Wrong, and You Might Be Pronouncing It Wrong, Too
Rx: 50 mg Nature, Ad Lib
Doctors are prescribing a walk in the park.
Space Rocks for Two Science Promoters
Companies Should Reveal How Much Employees Make