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  • Amicus: Mercury Rising

    28 March 2015, 12:52 pm by: Dahlia Lithwick

    Listen to Episode 14 of Slate’s Amicus:
  • One Shrimp, 12 Retinas

    28 March 2015, 7:59 am by: Jim Festante

    A deep-sea shrimp, paraphronima gracilis, sports a pair of compound eyes with a single row of 12 red retinas each—a system so large it takes up nearly half the tiny shrimp's body.
  • The Podcast Podcast

    28 March 2015, 2:02 am by: Cathy O'Neil

    Listen to Episode No. 46 of Slate Money:
  • Patty Murray Should Be the Next Senate Minority Leader

    27 March 2015, 6:47 pm by: Jamelle Bouie

    In Washington, there is a cottage industry of progressives who want Elizabeth Warren to do something besides represent Massachusetts in the Senate. For the past year, that something has been a presidential run. Every few months, she’s asked if she’s…
  • The Pit Boss of House of Cards

    27 March 2015, 6:08 pm by: Mike Pesca

    Listen to Episode 224 of Slate’s The Gist:
  • What Happened at Slate This Week?

    27 March 2015, 5:16 pm by: Alison Griswold

    The news broke on Tuesday: a plane crash in the French Alps, 150 feared dead. In the days since, investigators have unearthed startling details about what happened on Germanwings Flight 4U 9525. Andreas Lubitz, the flight’s co-pilot, was alone in the cockpit…
  • Meerkat and Periscope Aren’t Changing the News

    27 March 2015, 3:59 pm by: Jacob Brogan

    When an explosion occurred in lower Manhattan on Thursday, the usual coterie of reporters, photographers, and camera people rushed to the scene. I know this because there was another class of observers with them—regular people, using their smartphones to…
  • Blue Angel

    27 March 2015, 3:59 pm by: Alan Siegel

    In 2012, Alan Siegel profiled Duke walk-on and all-around good guy Ron Burt. His article is reprinted below. Also in Slate, Josh Levin and Jim Pagels detail the 18 most hateable moments in Duke basketball history.
  • Troubled Waters

    27 March 2015, 3:16 pm by: Mark Weston

    UKEREWE, Tanzania—The night is clear and cool, the pale light of the full moon shimmering on the black water of Lake Victoria. As we emerge from the bay and round a small headland, Hamisi, the crew’s leader, stands in the bow and shines a small flashlight…
  • Fighting Words?

    27 March 2015, 2:00 pm by: Kaitlin Mulhere

    This post originally appeared on Inside Higher Ed.

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