This Synthesizer Makes Music Out of the Weather
Good Teaching Is Not About Playing It Safe
Classroom technology can make learning more dangerous, and that’s a good thing.
An Illusion That Makes Me Happy and Sad
Why It’s OK to Ask People What They Do
David Plotz talks to two junior staffers about the lessons of Working.
We Need More Ben Bradlees
His relationship with John F. Kennedy shows what’s missing from today’s Washington journalism.
Driving in Circles
The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.
Ben Bradlee, Editor of the Washington Post During Watergate, Dies
Watch the All The President’s Men Scene That Perfectly Captured Ben Bradlee’s Genius
NBC Cameraman Declared Ebola-Free, Will Be Released From Hospital
Soup Was Once Hilarious
And so were deliverymen, husbands doing the dishes, and corned beef hash.
Soda and Fries Have Lost Their Charm for Both Consumers and Investors
Citizenfour offers a look into the mind of Edward Snowden.
Walmart Is Killing the Rest of Corporate America in Solar Power Adoption
Planet Money Uncovers One Surprising Reason the Internet Is Sexist
Cowboys Waive Michael Sam
Washington 911 Went Down for Hours in April Because a Call Counter Maxed Out
Why Countries Make Human Rights Pledges They Have No Intention of Honoring
The XX Factor
Renée Zellweger’s New Face Is Too Real
NSA Is Letting Its Chief Technical Officer Work 20 Hours a Week for a Private Company
A Data-Packed Map of American Immigration in 1903
The Birth of Sex
Placoderms had intercourse "square-dance style” more than 385 million years ago.
The Best Way to Fry an Egg (Video)
How Designers Use Creative Briefs to Better Their Work
Single Quotes or Double Quotes? It’s Really Quite Simple.
After 13 Years of U.S. Occupation, Afghanistan Opium Production Is at an All-Time High
The Global Millionaires Club Is Booming and Losing Its Exclusivity
The XX Factor
George Tiller’s Murderer Threatens Another Abortion Provider, Claims Right of Free Speech
Behind the Scenes
Where Slate Plus Members Are From
A weird-looking cartogram of Slate Plus memberships by state.
There's a Sinister Skeleton Hiding in this Ridiculously Ornate Church
Same-Sex Couples at Home With Themselves in 1980s America
Taking Research for Granted
Texas Republican Lamar Smith continues his crusade against independence in science.
An iPhone 6 Camera Review Shot With an iPhone 6
See why it’s not worth the upgrade.
The U.S. Has Spent $7 Billion Fighting the War on Drugs in Afghanistan. It Hasn’t Worked.
What Was It Like to Work at the Original Napster?
Germans Really Are More Punctual. Just Ask Angela Merkel.
There Is Now a Real-life Hoverboard You Can Preorder for $10,000
The Pennsylvania Fugitive Sniper Is Still at Large After 39 Days
Social Networking Didn’t Start at Harvard
It really began at a girls’ reform school.
Taylor Swift Just Went to No. 1 on iTunes Canada With Eight Seconds of Static
Oscar Pistorius Sentenced to Five Years, May Only Serve 10 Months