Jason Bittel

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

Future Tense
April 10 2013 9:23 AMIn World First, Machine Keeps Liver Alive Outside The Body
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April 5 2013 11:31 AMHow Your Breath Could Help Doctors Diagnose You
Future Tense
April 3 2013 10:41 AMSave a Soccer Referee. Hire a Machine to Rule on Goals.
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March 27 2013 12:02 PMFighting Cancer With the Google PageRank Algorithm. Sort Of.
Future Tense
March 22 2013 12:12 PMMost Laser Pointers Are Way More Powerful Than Allowed By Law
Technology
March 19 2013 12:46 PMWhen Autocorrect Isn’t to BlameA jumbled text message could help diagnose a stroke.
Future Tense
March 13 2013 10:26 AM24-Year-Old Swedish Man Pilots Plane to And From the Stratosphere
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March 8 2013 12:37 PMNew Coating Allows Concrete to Self-Heal in the Sun
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March 5 2013 12:24 PMYeti Robot Finds Deadly Antarctic Crevasses So We Don’t Have To
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Feb. 27 2013 12:02 PMCan Nerve Endings in the Tongue Help Us Treat Traumatic Brain Injury?
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Feb. 22 2013 10:07 AM60 Percent of the World’s Population Still Don’t Have the Best Innovation in Human Health
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Feb. 19 2013 12:21 PMIt’s a Small Internet After All: The Whole Web Is Connected in 19 Clicks or Fewer
Animal Forecast
Feb. 15 2013 7:44 AMThe Great “Do Bears Hibernate?” DebateTheir sleeping patterns are weird. Their sex is weirder.
Future Tense
Feb. 12 2013 1:39 PMHow Your Vacation Photos Could Help Save the Freaking Whale Shark
Science
Nov. 23 2012 11:55 AMHow Do Porcupines Mate? Very Carefully.Their stark, night-piercing shrieks aren’t just about the quills.
Future Tense
April 8 2013 12:46 PMSewer Bots: Unsung Heroes of the Underground
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April 4 2013 2:41 PMYou Changed Your Facebook Profile to Support Civil Rights. Should You Change It Back?
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March 28 2013 10:50 AMStrap On the Government’s New Laser-iffic Mapping Backpack
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March 26 2013 11:01 AMAmazing "Grandma Got STEM" Project Fights Old-Lady Luddite Stereotype
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March 20 2013 12:29 PMHelp Predict the Emergence of Cicada Hordes With DIY Science
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March 15 2013 11:16 AM“Ultrasonic Sensor” Suit Gives Wearers “SpiderSense” to Detect Lurking “Danger”
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March 12 2013 1:41 PMTechnophobes Beware: Google Glass App Offers Visual Fingerprinting
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March 6 2013 12:09 PMGrandparents Play More Computer Games Than You Think
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March 1 2013 11:14 AMBrain Plasticity: Can Eyes See Outside of the Head?
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Feb. 26 2013 12:04 PMFuturistic Adhesives Within Grasp Thanks to Clingy Fish
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Feb. 20 2013 12:03 PMOn Today’s Battlefield, Is Information More Important Than Firepower?
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Feb. 15 2013 1:07 PMA Laser Built for Mars Has a New Gig: Authenticating Honey
Future Tense
Feb. 13 2013 2:48 PMIntergalactic Kickstarter War Escalates With X-Wing Squadron Project
Tv Club
Feb. 10 2013 10:07 PMThe Walking Dead, Season 3 We’re neck-deep in The Walking Dead.

TODAY IN SLATE

Technocracy

Forget Oculus Rift

This $25 cardboard box turns your phone into an incredibly fun virtual reality experience.

Republicans Want the Government to Listen to the American Public on Ebola. That’s a Horrible Idea.

The 2014 Kansas City Royals Show the Value of Building a Mediocre Baseball Team

The GOP Won’t Win Any Black Votes With Its New “Willie Horton” Ad

Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band

Can it be again?

Politics

Smash and Grab

Will competitive Senate contests in Kansas and South Dakota lead to more late-breaking races in future elections?

I Am 25. I Don’t Work at Facebook. My Doctors Want Me to Freeze My Eggs.

These Companies in Japan Are More Than 1,000 Years Old

  News & Politics
The World
Oct. 21 2014 11:40 AM The U.S. Has Spent $7 Billion Fighting the War on Drugs in Afghanistan. It Hasn’t Worked. 
  Business
Moneybox
Oct. 21 2014 1:12 PM The Global Millionaires Club Is Booming and Losing Its Exclusivity
  Life
Atlas Obscura
Oct. 21 2014 12:40 PM Asamkirche: The Rococo Church Where Death Hides in Plain Sight
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 21 2014 1:12 PM George Tiller's Murderer Threatens Another Abortion Doctor, Claims Right of Free Speech
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Oct. 21 2014 1:02 PM Where Are Slate Plus Members From? This Weird Cartogram Explains. A weird-looking cartogram of Slate Plus memberships by state.
  Arts
Behold
Oct. 21 2014 12:05 PM Same-Sex Couples at Home With Themselves in 1980s America
  Technology
Technology
Oct. 21 2014 10:43 AM Social Networking Didn’t Start at Harvard It really began at a girls’ reform school.
  Health & Science
Climate Desk
Oct. 21 2014 11:53 AM Taking Research for Granted Texas Republican Lamar Smith continues his crusade against independence in science.
  Sports
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PM Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.