Amanda Schaffer

Amanda Schaffer is a science and medical columnist for Slate.

Medical Examiner
Nov. 9 2004 1:23 PMA Carb Is a Carb Is a CarbThe misleading marketing of packaged low-carb products.
Medical Examiner
Oct. 15 2004 5:50 PMHead CaseRoper v. Simmons asks how adolescent and adult brains differ.
Medical Examiner
Aug. 24 2004 3:34 PMEssential NutrientWhy vitamin D deficiency may be a hidden epidemic.
Culturebox
July 6 2004 9:16 AMScience as MetaphorWhere does Brian Greene stand in the pantheon of physicists?
Medical Examiner
Oct. 21 2004 12:25 PMPoisons, Begone!The dubious science behind the Scientologists' detoxification program for 9/11 rescue workers.
Medical Examiner
Sept. 8 2004 7:40 AMVaporize MeIs inhalable alcohol a good idea?
Medical Examiner
July 8 2004 9:15 AMScreen Saver?When it comes to cancer screening, more isn't always better.
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