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.
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.



More Than Scottish Pride

Scotland’s referendum isn’t about nationalism. It’s about a system that failed, and a new generation looking to take a chance on itself. 

What Charles Barkley Gets Wrong About Corporal Punishment and Black Culture

Why Greenland’s “Dark Snow” Should Worry You

If You’re Outraged by the NFL, Follow This Satirical Blowhard on Twitter

The Best Way to Organize Your Fridge


The GOP’s Focus on Fake Problems

Why candidates like Scott Walker are building campaigns on drug tests for the poor and voter ID laws.

Sports Nut

Giving Up on Goodell

How the NFL lost the trust of its most loyal reporters.

Is It Worth Paying Full Price for the iPhone 6 to Keep Your Unlimited Data Plan? We Crunch the Numbers.

Farewell! Emily Bazelon on What She Will Miss About Slate.

  News & Politics
Sept. 16 2014 7:03 PM Kansas Secretary of State Loses Battle to Protect Senator From Tough Race
Sept. 16 2014 4:16 PM The iPhone 6 Marks a Fresh Chance for Wireless Carriers to Kill Your Unlimited Data
The Eye
Sept. 16 2014 12:20 PM These Outdoor Cat Shelters Have More Style Than the Average Home
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 15 2014 3:31 PM My Year As an Abortion Doula
  Slate Plus
Slate Plus Video
Sept. 16 2014 2:06 PM A Farewell From Emily Bazelon The former senior editor talks about her very first Slate pitch and says goodbye to the magazine.
Brow Beat
Sept. 16 2014 6:23 PM Bryan Cranston Reenacts Baseball’s Best Moments to Promote the Upcoming Postseason
Future Tense
Sept. 16 2014 6:40 PM This iPhone 6 Feature Will Change Weather Forecasting
  Health & Science
Sept. 16 2014 4:09 PM It’s All Connected What links creativity, conspiracy theories, and delusions? A phenomenon called apophenia.
Sports Nut
Sept. 15 2014 9:05 PM Giving Up on Goodell How the NFL lost the trust of its most loyal reporters.