Ari Goldstein

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Kristen Bell Shares Struggles With Depression and Anxiety - Motto

When I was 18, my mom sat me down and said, “If there ever comes a time where you feel like a dark cloud is following you, you can get help. You can …

The Misleading War on GMOs: The Food Is Safe. The Rhetoric Is Dangerous.

Is genetically engineered food dangerous? Many people seem to think it is. In the past five years, companies have submitted more than 27,000 products …

Politics, Business, Technology, and the Arts

Cover StoryOur Trump Predictions, One Year Later Slate Staff At the start of this presidency, we guessed what the future might bring. We were mostly …

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Offbeat DC: 20 unusual things to do in Washington DC

Lincoln Memorial? Done. Smithsonian troves? Seen 'em. But have you popped your eyes on the giant hairball or hugged your state tree? Did you see Helen Keller's ashes or smell the 'corpse flower'? After you've checked off the top sights, here are 20 beyond-the-norm things to do in Washington DC.<p>1. …

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Watch President Obama interview David Simon about The Wire

Our President has great taste in fictional characters<p>The White House's YouTube account just published a video interview between President Obama and reporter, author, and creator of HBO crime drama <i>The Wire</i>, David Simon. Simon is the interviewee, and speaks frankly about the nation's policing …

A perfect day in Washington, DC

No stranger to the world’s gaze, Washington, DC is a proud and complicated city (politics makes it so) of grand boulevards, iconic monuments and idyllic vistas over the Potomac River. Its museums and historic sites bear tribute to both the beauty and the horror of years past, and even on a short …

19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.

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How A Jewish Doctor Duped the Nazis

The astonishing, untold story of the Buchenwald vaccine scam.<p>In late 1942, German troops were dying of typhus at the Eastern Front, and the SS medical chief Ernst-Robert Grawitz was impatient for vaccine—as was Heinrich Himmler himself. Typhus terrified the Nazis more than the allied armies did at …

Why America’s about to hit rock-bottom in the fight against global warming

The GOP controls Congress, and a climate denier holds the Senate’s top environmental gig. Could it get any worse?<p>Did you hear that? That was the sound of the planet sighing.<p>With one disastrous Election Day, climate deniers and dirty-energy proponents have seized control of Congress, and the effort …

Sub-$1 3D-printed microscope turns phones into science tools

Your next great scientific discovery is a 3D printer and less than $1 worth of materials away when you print your own smartphone microscope.<p>Smartphone cameras are great for a lot of things, but they're not designed for getting super-duper up close with tiny objects like salt crystals or blood …

For a 3-year-old boy, a risky operation may mean a chance to hear

Auguste is 3 years old, a charmer with big blue eyes, long lashes and a playful smile. He's wearing a T-shirt that says "Make some noise" and fiddling with his Etch A Sketch in a hospital exam room.<p>But when a doctor reaches toward his temple, he quickly releases the knobs and tilts his head. He …

Neurophilosophy

This Gadget Makes Gallons of Drinking Water Out of Air

Water is in the air nearly everywhere on earth, even in the most parched desert. But that doesn’t help much when you’re thirsty because most of that …

How to travel around the world in 80 days

In Jules Verne's classic adventure novel, Phileas Fogg had a devil of a time trying to travel around the world in 80 days. But in the 21st century, circumnavigating the globe has become a bit of a breeze: all you need is a round-the-world (RTW) ticket. In fact, a dedicated (if masochistic) …

10 insane lessons religious schools are teaching American kids

How private voucher programs are using tax dollars to teach ideology<p>School voucher programs are being debated everywhere you turn — in courtrooms, in state governments, and even in popular culture. Just Thursday, Republicans in Florida tried and failed to expand their state’s voucher program. On …

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, and by thinking otherwise, you are possibly hamstringing your own career. …

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