After Botched Execution, Oklahoma to Resume Lethal Injections

A federal judge ruled that the use of the sedative midazolam did not amount to an experiment on human...

December 23, 2014

U.S. Approves Skin Cancer Treatment

The FDA granted accelerated approval to Bristol-Myers’s skin-cancer treatment Opdivo, which uses the body’s...

December 23, 2014

Guantánamo Envoy Cliff Sloan Quits Amid Delays in Prisoner Releases

Mr. Sloan, the envoy who negotiates detainee transfers from the military prison at Guantánamo Bay, is resigning,...

December 23, 2014


Alibaba's Tmall Global Site Stumbles

Alibaba’s Tmall Global shopping platform is failing to live up to its early billing as a “fast track...

December 23, 2014

Bowe Bergdahl’s Disciplinary Fate Placed in Hands of Army General

Gen. Mark Milley will decide if Sergeant Bergdahl should be court-martialed and what, if any, charges...

December 23, 2014

Public Editor's Journal: Sony Emails, Free Speech — and Trying a Little ‘F2F’

A look at some of the questions and the strong opinions that have emerged since the so-called Guardians...

December 23, 2014


C.D.C. Head Says Fight on Ebola Will Be Long

Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, back from a weeklong trip to West Africa, said he saw hopeful signs in Guinea...

December 22, 2014

What 2,000 Calories Looks Like

Even as restaurants talk about smaller portions, they continue to serve a full day's worth of calories...

December 22, 2014

Columbia to Scrutinize Rolling Stone Rape Article

The magazine has asked the Columbia University School of Journalism to conduct an independent review...

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

A Majority of Cop Killers Have Been White

As officials continue to investigate Saturday's tragic killing of two NYPD officers, Wenjian Liu and Rafael...

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 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

Sean Penn on Sony Pulling "The Interview": This Sends ISIS an "Invitation"

Actor and activist Sean Penn, no surprise, has some thoughts about the Sony hacking and the movie studio's...

December 19, 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


 

This soldier stuns daughters

Two sisters got the shock of a lifetime during a visit with Santa. It wasn't Santa ... it was their soldier...

December 23, 2014

Comedy is tough sell in N. Korea

CNN's Kyung Lah reports on why jokes, humor and satire are rarely used in North Korean movies.

December 23, 2014

NYPD shootings

The point-blank shooting of two New York City police officers this weekend is testing whether Mayor Bill...

December 23, 2014


North Korea

North Korea's Internet is experiencing a major disruption and could be the target of an attack, according...

December 23, 2014

How the Sony hack unfolded

How the Sony hack unfolded

December 22, 2014

Bergdahl case moves up chain

The investigation into U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the soldier who was released by the Taliban in a prisoner...

December 22, 2014


 

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

With only a few days left until Christmas, lighted displays, colorful markets, and Santa's helpers are out in force....

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