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The Book of Dust, Volume 1

0SHARESShare Photo illustration by Lisa Larson-Walker. Photos by Library of Congress, British Library. You should not use the word love lightly. Love, about a person, means that every inch of them delights you, even the parts that also cause you pain or terror. It means you care about their flourishing; their way of seeing is dear to you; you want ...

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Would $1 Million in Hot Dogs Violate the Emoluments Clause?

0SHARESShare A federal court case about Donald Trump digressed into a discussion about hot dogs on Wednesday.(L) Jason Connolly/AFP/Getty Images, (R) Thinkstock In a federal courthouse in Manhattan on Wednesday morning, lawyers for the Department of Justice tried to persuade Federal District Judge George B. Daniels to toss the civil lawsuit accusing the president of violating the Constitution by accepting ...

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Falling for the Gambler’s Fallacy

0SHARESShare Can you ever predict where the roulette ball will land?Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images Listen to Episode 851 of Slate’s The Gist: Advertisement If the roulette wheel keeps stopping on green, it’s bound to stop on red soon, right? It must be time for another round of “Is That Bullshit?” Maria Konnikova returns to debunk our ideas about probability and gambling. ...

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Judges vs. Bureaucrats

0SHARESShare Prior to the Chevron decision, interpreting what the law means had always been the exclusive prerogative of the courts.Thinkstock Slate is running a series of monthly dialogues between two of the nation’s most esteemed jurists, Richard A. Posner and Jed S. Rakoff. These conversations will be moderated by Joel Cohen, author of the book Blindfolds Off: Judges on How ...

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The Imaginary Apple

R. Buckminster Fuller’s idea for a dome over Manhattan.Queens Museum; Courtesy The Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller and Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections. There’s a room at the Queens Museum’s Never Built New York, an exhibition of the city’s architectural paths not taken, that collects forgotten designs for the very land on which the museum sits. For nearly ...

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When Scientists Discovered Neutron Stars Colliding, How Did Artists Know What to Draw?

0SHARESShare This artist’s impression shows two neutron stars merging and exploding as a kilonova.ESO/L. Calçada/M. Kornmesser On Monday, scientists announced they had detected gravitational waves emitted by the violent collision of an ultra-dense pair of neutron stars 130 million light-years away, complemented by observations of the light emissions ejected by the incendiary event. While the first four gravitational wave detections ...

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Feud: Elena and Neil

Supreme Court Associate Justices Elena Kagan and Neil Gorsuch.Alex Wong/Getty Images and Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images Following his nomination to the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch was packaged by his wealthy benefactors as the judicial equivalent of a carrot cake: mild and wholesome with the occasional hint of spice. Now that the justice has been safely installed on the court for life, ...

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At the Heart of the President’s Heart

0SHARESShare This episode of Whistlestop travels back to mid-September 1955, when a presidential heart attack, kept secret for a short time, changed the relationship between the press and the presidency. Whistlestop is Slate’s podcast about presidential history. Hosted by Political Gabfest panelist John Dickerson , each installment will revisit memorable moments from America’s presidential carnival. Advertisement Love Slate podcasts? Listen ...

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Free Fake Melania

0SHARESShare NBC News Melania Trump, with her big sunglasses, belted ensembles , and face-framing brown mane, has what you might call a signature look, one that wouldn’t be all that hard to re-create on another woman of similar height and build if, for some reason, another Melania were required. At least, that’s the rationale online sleuths and jokesters are using ...

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The Angle: Fight, Fight Edition

0SHARESShare <!– Neil Gorsuch and Elena Kagan’s feud, laws against guns at protests, and drawing neutron stars colliding, in Slate’s daily newsletter. Slate’s daily newsletter on a Supreme Court feud, guns at protests, and unseen collisions. By Rebecca Onion Back off, blowhards.Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images Distant rumors: We are starting to hear things about Elena Kagan’s distaste for her new colleague, ...

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