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

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Operation Backbone

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The XX Factor
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Music

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How Tattoo Parlors Became the Barber Shops of Hipster Neighborhoods

This Gargantuan Wind Farm in Wyoming Would Be the Hoover Dam of the 21st Century

Moneybox
Oct. 1 2014 8:34 AM This Gargantuan Wind Farm in Wyoming Would Be the Hoover Dam of the 21st Century To undertake a massively ambitious energy project, you don’t need the government anymore.
  News & Politics
Politics
Oct. 1 2014 7:26 PM Talking White Black people’s disdain for “proper English” and academic achievement is a myth.
  Business
Buy a Small Business
Oct. 1 2014 11:48 PM Inking the Deal Why tattoo parlors are a great small-business bet.
  Life
Outward
Oct. 1 2014 6:02 PM Facebook Relaxes Its “Real Name” Policy; Drag Queens Celebrate
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 1 2014 5:11 PM Celebrity Feminist Identification Has Reached Peak Meaninglessness
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Oct. 1 2014 3:24 PM Revelry (and Business) at Mohonk Photos and highlights from Slate’s annual retreat.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Oct. 1 2014 9:39 PM Tom Cruise Dies Over and Over Again in This Edge of Tomorrow Supercut
  Technology
Future Tense
Oct. 1 2014 6:59 PM EU’s Next Digital Commissioner Thinks Keeping Nude Celeb Photos in the Cloud Is “Stupid”
  Health & Science
Science
Oct. 1 2014 4:03 PM Does the Earth Really Have a “Hum”? Yes, but probably not the one you’re thinking.
  Sports
Sports Nut
Oct. 1 2014 5:19 PM Bunt-a-Palooza! How bad was the Kansas City Royals’ bunt-all-the-time strategy in the American League wild-card game?