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
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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.
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March 22 2013 12:12 PMMost Laser Pointers Are Way More Powerful Than Allowed By Law
March 19 2013 12:46 PMWhen Autocorrect Isn’t to BlameA jumbled text message could help diagnose a stroke.
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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.
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Feb. 12 2013 1:39 PMHow Your Vacation Photos Could Help Save the Freaking Whale Shark
Nov. 23 2012 11:55 AMHow Do Porcupines Mate? Very Carefully.Their stark, night-piercing shrieks aren’t just about the quills.
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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.


Medical Examiner

The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola 

The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.

I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore

And schools are getting worried.

Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War

The XX Factor

Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough

So they added a little self-immolation.


Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem

Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology. 

Why a Sketch of Chelsea Manning Is Stirring Up Controversy

How Worried Should Poland, the Baltic States, and Georgia Be About a Russian Invasion?

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Business Insider
Sept. 20 2014 6:30 AM The Man Making Bill Gates Richer
Sept. 20 2014 7:27 AM How Do Plants Grow Aboard the International Space Station?
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Sept. 19 2014 4:58 PM Steubenville Gets the Lifetime Treatment (And a Cheerleader Erupts Into Flames)
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Slate Picks
Sept. 19 2014 12:00 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? The Slatest editor tells us to read well-informed skepticism, media criticism, and more.
Brow Beat
Sept. 20 2014 3:21 PM “The More You Know (About Black People)” Uses Very Funny PSAs to Condemn Black Stereotypes
Future Tense
Sept. 19 2014 6:31 PM The One Big Problem With the Enormous New iPhone
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 20 2014 7:00 AM The Shaggy Sun
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.