Joe Cocker Is Dead at 70

The soulful English singer was well known for his classic rendition of “With a Little Help From My Friends,”...

December 22, 2014

Women of Stanford’s Class of ’94 Won Just a Sliver of Silicon Valley

Instead of narrowing gender gaps, the technology industry created vast new ones for Stanford University’s...

December 22, 2014

Bratton Says Killing of Officers Is ‘Spinoff’ of Issues Raised by Protesters

Police Commissioner William J. Bratton said investigators had concluded that Ismaaiyl Brinsley used the protests...

December 22, 2014


Pope Francis, in Christmas Speech, Has Stern Rebuke for Vatican Bureaucracy

Francis criticized the Curia for “ailments and temptations” like a narcissistic “pathology of power”...

December 22, 2014

White Collar Watch: Foreign Bribery Cases That Can Drag On and On

An overseas bribery inquiry involving Avon shows how long winding such cases can be, and how the costs...

December 22, 2014

Counting Calories: A Dispute Over Portion Size at Olive Garden

A hedge fund that owns a stake in the parent company of the restaurant chain wants a shift toward smaller...

December 22, 2014


Airbus Delivers First A350 to Qatar Airways

Airbus has delivered its first A350 twin-engine jetliner to Qatar Airways, capping a $15 billion dollar...

December 22, 2014

Rosneft, Morgan Stanley Oil Business Deal Collapses

Rosneft’s planned acquisition of Morgan Stanley’s oil-trading and storage business has collapsed...

December 22, 2014

Blue Lives Matter

The reactions to the murders of two New York police officers this weekend have been mostly uniform in their...

December 22, 2014


 

White Christmas, Black Christmas

Now to the Lord sing praises, All you within this place, And with true love and brotherhood Each other...

December 22, 2014

When Kids Stop Believing in Santa

Earlier this week, a woman wrote in to Slate's Dear Prudence advice chat asking whether it's considered...

December 21, 2014

The Alarming Research Behind New York's Fracking Ban

The battle over untapped natural gas in New York State appears to have reached its end. Following an extensive...

December 19, 2014


 

Poll finds racial divide on police

There is a startling racial divide in America between how whites and non-whites view police and the criminal...

December 22, 2014

NYC Mayor: 'Time to put aside protests'

The shootings of two police officers in Brooklyn shine a harsh spotlight on New York Mayor Bill de Blasio,...

December 22, 2014

Mom had no idea her son would do this

A Wisconsin mom got the surprise of her life when her son walked in to a restaurant where she was eating....

December 22, 2014


Airbus A350 XWB

The wait is finally over for aviation fanatics wanting to book a flight aboard the Airbus A350 XWB. ...

December 22, 2014

2016 long shots think they can win?

No one knows your name so here's an idea: why not run for President?

December 22, 2014

'Christmas Vacation': Where are they now?

December 22, 2014


 

Wasting Time on the Internet 101

Next semester Kenneth Goldsmith wants his students to spend class time watching YouTube videos, liking...

December 22, 2014

A Rural High School with a 21st Century Outlook

I visited Winters High School in Winters, CA on a whiplash rainy day in early December. The so-called...

December 20, 2014

The Problem With Praising Famous Scientists

In 1911, Albert Einstein penned a letter to Marie Curie in which he told her to stay strong in the face...

December 20, 2014


The Anti-Plagiarism Machine

Every day, researchers add hundreds of new papers to ArXiv, the massive public database of scientific...

December 19, 2014

Time's Up for 'Timeout'

At the end of a gravel road in the Chippewa National Forest of northern Minnesota, a group of camp counselors...

December 19, 2014

Photos of the Week: 12/13-12/19

This week we have Santa Claus on a zip line in Brazil, a replica White House in Erbil, Iraq, freezing...

December 19, 2014


Orange Is the New Class

The show is as riveting as it is enlightening, humorous as it is dark. From its raw lesbianism and gnawing...

December 19, 2014

Students Are Bankrolling Public Colleges Now More Than Ever Before

Thanks to state and federal grants, public colleges and universities have historically been the most...

December 18, 2014

Mythbusters: Teaching Through Wonder—and Failure

When I set out to write about unconventional educators, the first person on my wish list was Adam Savage....

December 18, 2014