Amanda Schaffer

Amanda Schaffer is a science and medical columnist for Slate.

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March 30 2007 7:32 AMCleaning House
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March 28 2007 7:28 AMThe Chamber of Madness
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March 26 2007 7:19 AMOur Obsession With Slumber
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Nov. 21 2006 4:50 PMThe Family Un-PlannerThe Bush administration's crazy new HHS appointment.
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Aug. 29 2006 5:13 PMGoodbye, 1,800-Fold Price Hike Ortho-McNeil, maker of the birth-control pill, shows some mercy.
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Aug. 22 2006 7:27 AMRadical ReductionThe benefits of stomach stapling for teenagers.
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July 3 2006 11:51 AMViral EffectThe campaign for abstinence hits a dead end on HPV.
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May 5 2006 5:28 PMSex, Science, and StaticPro-abstinence politics meddles with a CDC conference.
Feb. 6 2006 6:44 AMThe Spy Who Didn't Shag Me How to fool a wiretap.
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Nov. 15 2005 12:54 PMKatrina CoughThe health problems of 9/11 are back.
Aug. 18 2005 12:28 PMErnst HaeckelEvolution's controversial artist.
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June 21 2005 7:24 AMShooting Down the Breakfast ClubWhy you shouldn't wake your kids up to eat their Wheaties.
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April 26 2005 4:32 AMSomeday, There Will Be a Fat PillThe science of hunger management.
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March 8 2005 12:15 PMGood GoopA new method of AIDS prevention for women.
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Jan. 11 2005 1:35 PMThe Body ElectricWhat is electrical brain stimulation used for? And is it safe?
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March 29 2007 7:32 AMInto the Cranium
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March 27 2007 7:26 AMBut What About the Platypus?
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Jan. 23 2007 12:52 PMWhat a Long Strange Trip It's BeenEcstasy, the new prescription drug?
Nov. 9 2006 6:59 AMState of DecayBoston artist Rosamond Purcell repurposes the old, the burnt, and the mangled.
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Aug. 23 2006 1:12 PMThe 1,800-Fold Price HikeA maker of the pill sticks it to family-planning clinics.
July 18 2006 11:06 AMGimme NatureThe bat-eared robot and the boxfish car.
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May 26 2006 6:26 AMStopping Suicide 101The dilemma of college students who threaten to kill themselves.
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April 11 2006 12:08 PMChastity, M.D.Conservatives teach sex ed to medical students. Thanks, Congress.
Jan. 17 2006 2:03 PMSorry, Dogs Don't Do SubwaysWhy canine sniffers won't make mass transit safer.
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Oct. 25 2005 7:30 AMBody ArtOur fascination with what's on the inside.
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Aug. 16 2005 7:16 AMCave ThinkersHow evolutionary psychology gets evolution wrong.
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May 26 2005 7:19 AMThe Study of OThe female orgasm as evolution's happy accident.
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March 29 2005 7:23 AMTalking TunaHow much sushi and albacore is too much? Be careful who you ask.
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Feb. 22 2005 12:25 PMYou're Getting Sleepy ...Or are you? What the new sleeping-pill ads don't say.
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Dec. 14 2004 4:21 PMOpen AccessShould scientific articles be available online and free to the public?



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