Christie Aschwanden

Christie Aschwanden is an award-winning writer and contributing editor for Runner's World. She blogs about science at Last Word on Nothing.

Sports Nut
Oct. 30 2014 11:47 AMIntroducing Slate’s Marathon Time Predictor
A better way to calculate how fast you’ll run.
Medical Examiner
Feb. 14 2014 8:08 AMMisfearing Breast CancerMore evidence that routine mammograms make healthy people sick.
Doublex
June 7 2013 10:30 AMThe Molester and MeMy high school coach was like a dad to me, until he abused my teammate and violated us all.
The XX Factor
Sept. 13 2012 10:29 AMProfessors Should Not Breast-Feed in Class. Take the Day Off!
Medical Examiner
Jan. 20 2012 12:32 PMCheck Your HeadDoes testing athletes for concussion with fancy software do any good?
Medical Examiner
Dec. 1 2011 2:06 PMSexual HealingDoes making love make you well?
Medical Examiner
Aug. 17 2011 6:59 AMBaby FatDo birth control pills make women gain weight?
Medical Examiner
March 16 2011 7:24 AMIt May Be Fake, but Trust Me—It'll WorkWhen is it kosher for doctors to prescribe placebos?
Technology
April 24 2014 10:47 AMRunning Calculators Are Inaccurate and MisleadingWe need your help to build a better one.
Transportation
Aug. 12 2013 5:55 AMStay the Hell Home!For a year, I stayed within 100 miles of my house. It’s the best decision I ever made.
The XX Factor
Dec. 10 2012 4:55 PMThere Are No Right Answers in the Mammogram Debate, But There Is Data
Medical Examiner
July 26 2012 6:15 AMAthletes, Stop Taking SupplementsThey’re expensive, they don’t improve performance, and they might make you test positive for dope.
Medical Examiner
Dec. 19 2011 2:55 PMKiddie CholesterolA dangerous new plan to screen 11-year-olds for their risk of heart disease.
Medical Examiner
Nov. 2 2011 10:21 AMLipitor RageIf statins carried a rare but serious side effect, would we ever find out?
Medical Examiner
July 27 2011 7:24 AMCafé or Nay?Some studies say coffee is good for you; others say it's bad. The scientists are just as confused as we are.
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Dec. 19 2014 4:15 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? Staff writer Lily Hay Newman shares what stories intrigued her at the magazine this week.