Jason Bittel

Jason Bittel serves up science for picky eaters on his website, BittelMeThis.com. He lives in Pittsburgh. Follow him on Twitter.

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Sept. 27 2013 3:23 PMThe Best Time Travel We’ve GotArchaeologists use virtual reality to explore long-gone worlds.
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Sept. 18 2013 2:12 PMGerman Pirate Party Uses Drone to Crash Angela Merkel Event
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Sept. 12 2013 10:45 AMSave the Pandas! We Need Their Poop.
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Sept. 10 2013 9:04 AMDo-Gooder Chemists Sniff Out Sepsis, Snuff Out Deadly Diarrhea
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Sept. 6 2013 9:15 AMRemote-Controlled Dogs: Not As Creepy As They Might Sound
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Aug. 30 2013 4:44 PMFuture Heart Attack Treatments Will Use Light, Not Volts, to Keep Your Heart Beating
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Aug. 23 2013 10:15 AMAt $227 a Pound, That Civet-Poop Coffee Better Be Authentic
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Aug. 15 2013 6:17 PMScientists Discover Adorable New Species Hiding in the Junk Drawer
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Aug. 14 2013 9:57 AMStudy: Bidding Sites Like eBay Make Us Meanies—and You Can Profit From It
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Aug. 7 2013 10:38 AMLevel-Up Your Humanity by Joining the Internet Response League
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Aug. 1 2013 11:10 AMTherapy by Internet May Be More Effective Than You’d Think
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July 26 2013 10:01 AMScientists Use “Solar Steam” to Sterilize Medical Equipment, Human Waste
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July 24 2013 1:55 PMShutting Down the Etsy Endangered-Animal Trade
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July 18 2013 10:51 AMThe Best Levitating Chemical Reaction Vid You’ll See Today
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June 27 2013 5:11 PMNorth Korean Citizens Get a Fake iPad, Sort Of
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Sept. 24 2013 10:59 AMLook Who’s Missing From Facebook’s Happy Map of World Friendship
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Sept. 17 2013 11:37 AMCan We Train Dogs to Bother Robots Instead of People?
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Sept. 11 2013 11:12 AMApp Offers Free Wi-Fi for Favors. What Could Go Wrong?
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Sept. 6 2013 1:51 PMWant a Drone-Hunting License in Colorado? Get In Line.
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Sept. 4 2013 10:15 AMFacebook Isn’t Dead Yet—It’s a Tool for HIV Prevention
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Aug. 29 2013 12:12 PMThese Tiny Tailed Robots Could Be the Future of Collecting and Monitoring Data
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Aug. 16 2013 1:48 PMSitting at Computers Is Killing Us, but This Video Could Help Save Your Life
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Aug. 15 2013 9:52 AMMosquito-Hunting Infrared Drones of the Future Are a Total Letdown
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Aug. 8 2013 4:40 PMJeff Bezos’ Other Crazy Investment: A 10,000-Year Clock in the Desert
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Aug. 1 2013 5:14 PMSuperyacht Owner Lets College Kids Hack and Hijack $80 Million Ship in Name of Science
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July 30 2013 5:48 PMDon't Touch That Flash Drive! You Have No Idea Where It's Been.
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July 25 2013 12:41 PM“Parkour Robot” Jumps Around, Other Robots Roll Eyes
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July 19 2013 11:41 AMIf You Insist on Committing a Crime, Do Not Fess Up on Facebook
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July 17 2013 10:27 AMWildflower STDs and Further Proof There’s an App for Everything
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June 27 2013 10:24 AMSnuggly Little Robots Provide Company for Elderly With Dementia



War Stories

The Right Target

Why Obama’s airstrikes against ISIS may be more effective than people expect.

The One National Holiday Republicans Hope You Forget

It’s Legal for Obama to Bomb Syria Because He Says It Is

I Stand With Emma Watson on Women’s Rights

Even though I know I’m going to get flak for it.

Should You Recline Your Seat? Two Economists Weigh In.


It Is Very, Very Stupid to Compare Hope Solo to Ray Rice

Or, why it is very, very stupid to compare Hope Solo to Ray Rice.

Building a Better Workplace

In Defense of HR

Startups and small businesses shouldn’t skip over a human resources department.

Why Is This Mother in Prison for Helping Her Daughter Get an Abortion?

Politico Wonders Why Gabby Giffords Is So “Ruthless” on Gun Control

Sept. 23 2014 4:45 PM An Up-Close Look at the U.S.–Mexico Border
  News & Politics
Sept. 23 2014 6:40 PM Coalition of the Presentable Don’t believe the official version. Meet America’s real allies in the fight against ISIS.
Sept. 23 2014 2:08 PM Home Depot’s Former Lead Security Engineer Had a Legacy of Sabotage
Sept. 23 2014 1:57 PM Would a Second Sarkozy Presidency End Marriage Equality in France?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 23 2014 2:32 PM Politico Asks: Why Is Gabby Giffords So “Ruthless” on Gun Control?
  Slate Plus
Political Gabfest
Sept. 23 2014 3:04 PM Chicago Gabfest How to get your tickets before anyone else.
Brow Beat
Sept. 23 2014 8:38 PM “No One in This World” Is One of Kutiman’s Best, Most Impressive Songs
Future Tense
Sept. 23 2014 5:36 PM This Climate Change Poem Moved World Leaders to Tears Today
  Health & Science
Sept. 23 2014 4:33 PM Who Deserves Those 4 Inches of Airplane Seat Space? An investigation into the economics of reclining.
Sports Nut
Sept. 23 2014 7:27 PM You’re Fired, Roger Goodell If the commissioner gets the ax, the NFL would still need a better justice system. What would that look like?