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
Future Tense
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.
Future Tense
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
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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

Politics

Talking White

Black people’s disdain for “proper English” and academic achievement is a myth.

Hong Kong’s Protesters Are Ridiculously Polite. That’s What Scares Beijing So Much.

The One Fact About Ebola That Should Calm You: It Spreads Slowly

Natasha Lyonne Is Coming to the Live Culture Gabfest. Are You?

A Jaw-Dropping Political Ad Aimed at Young Women, Apparently

The XX Factor
Oct. 1 2014 4:05 PM Today in GOP Outreach to Women: You Broads Like Wedding Dresses, Right?
Crime

Operation Backbone

How White Boy Rick, a legendary Detroit cocaine dealer, helped the FBI uncover brazen police corruption.

Music

How Even an Old Hipster Can Age Gracefully

On their new albums, Leonard Cohen, Robert Plant, and Loudon Wainwright III show three ways.

Tattoo Parlors Have Become a Great Investment

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. 2 2014 11:01 AM It Wasn’t a Secret A 2013 inspector general report detailed all of the Secret Service’s problems. Nobody cared.
  Business
Business Insider
Oct. 2 2014 11:16 AM Some McDonald's Monopoly Properties Matter More
  Life
The Vault
Oct. 2 2014 11:07 AM Mapping 1890 Manhattan's Crazy-Quilt of Immigrant Neighborhoods
  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. 2 2014 10:36 AM How Bad Will Adam Sandler’s Netflix Movies Be?
  Technology
Future Tense
Oct. 2 2014 11:01 AM Surge Pricing Is Not Price Gouging
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Oct. 2 2014 9:49 AM In Medicine We Trust Should we worry that so many of the doctors treating Ebola in Africa are missionaries?
  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?