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

City Room: New York Today: After the Shootings

Monday: A city mourns, rain coming later, and the accused Columbia University rapist speaks out.

December 22, 2014

Ex-Cabinet Minister Leads in Tunisian Presidential Runoff

Early results pointed to a victory for Beji Caid Essebsi in the country’s first free and democratic...

December 22, 2014


New York Paves Way for Fracking Ban

Wenonah Hunter, Huffington Post...

December 22, 2014

Latest News: Police Killings, North Korea, N.F.L. Playoffs

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

December 22, 2014

Anti-Police Rhetoric Unlike Anything I've Seen

Howard Safir, Time...

December 22, 2014


Which Jobs Have the Highest Rates of Depression?

Sometimes when I observe someone doing their job, I can't help but think, "Man, that must be hard." Maybe...

December 22, 2014

The Importance of Treating NYPD Officers as Individuals

At 28-years-old, Ismaaiyl Brinsley had been arrested 19 times and served 2 years in prison. On Saturday,...

December 22, 2014

The Hidden Costs of International Surrogacy

When Rhyannon Morrigan and her husband Drew used an egg donor and surrogate to have their child at a clinic...

December 22, 2014


 

The End of the Obama Era

As you may have heard, 2014 was a good year for Republicans. They won a lot of elections! They won big elections...

December 22, 2014

That's Mine! Protect Your Identity This Christmas

It's the perfect time of year to bless your loved ones with gifts to celebrate the Christmas spirit,...

December 22, 2014

Firefighter Santa Rescues Man from Burning Home

In Australia, Santa Claus is doing more than finding out whose naughty or nice - he's saving lives.

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

North Korea Pleads Innocent to Hack

North Korea said on Saturday that U.S. accusations indicating it was involved in a cyberattack on Sony...

December 20, 2014

The Audacity of Scolding Sony

The accepted story of President Obama in the six weeks since the November elections is that he's been...

December 19, 2014


 

School meals the new gourmet cuisine?

With the help of an army of Tanzania's finest senior citizens, one woman is on a mission to put traditional...

December 22, 2014

'Downton Abbey' swoons over Clooney

Actor George Clooney makes a sketch appearance on "Downton Abbey."

December 22, 2014

Celebrity baby names you won't believe

Is there an unspoken rule in Hollywood that celebrity parents can only pick unusual names for their kids? ...

December 22, 2014


Airbus A350 XWB ready for fliers

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

December 22, 2014

NASA emails wrench to ISS for fix

Thanks to a 3-D printer aboard the ISS, astronaut Barry Wilmore got the wrench he needed to make a repair. ...

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


 

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