Jason Bittel
Jason Bittel

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

Wild Things
Feb. 5 2016 9:34 AMWhat Makes a Jumping Bean So Jumpy?
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Jan. 12 2016 9:30 AMWhy Do Dogs, Cats, Camels, and Llamas Make That Weird Face?
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Dec. 23 2015 10:05 AMElectroejaculation Is an Undignified but Efficient Way to Save Endangered Species
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Nov. 17 2015 10:15 AMTurtles That Breathe Through Their Butts and Other Breathtakingly Bizarre Animals
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Oct. 29 2015 11:04 AMWatch Vampire Bats Run on a Treadmill
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Oct. 16 2015 11:10 AMThese Adorable Little Birds Will Drink Your Blood
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Aug. 19 2015 9:06 AMHummingbirds Are Fierce, Deadly Gods of War
Science
June 19 2015 7:11 AMHold Your ZorsesThe sad truth about animal hybrids.
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Jan. 6 2015 10:36 AMThe Shocking Story of Electric Fish
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May 2 2014 11:48 AMIt’s Surprisingly Difficult to Euthanize a Whale
Slate Picks
March 17 2014 11:00 AMLions and Hippos and Jellyfish, Oh MyThe best animal stories in books, articles, and movies, from Slate’s Wild Things writers.
Wild Things
Jan. 21 2014 2:24 PMSquirrels Were Brought to Cities to Tame Wild Boys
Future Tense
Dec. 18 2013 2:15 PMIn Space, No One Can Hear You Fart
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Dec. 13 2013 12:38 PMSeahorses Are Stealthy, Brutally Effective Assassins
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Dec. 6 2013 4:37 PMThe Enemy Is Armed With Acid. We’re Armed With Cat Food, Corn Syrup, and Neurotoxin.
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Jan. 26 2016 10:15 AMThe Pseudoscorpions, Firebrats, and Pirate Bugs That Live … in Your Home
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Dec. 30 2015 4:16 PMPterosaurs Aren’t Actually Dinosaurs, but They Are Actually Awesome
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Nov. 30 2015 3:57 PMWild Dogs Are Vicious Killers With a Surprisingly Generous Social Life
Slate Plus
Oct. 30 2015 11:51 AMHow I Began Writing About Monkey Testicles for a LivingOne man’s journey from copywriter to Wild Things correspondent.
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Oct. 26 2015 3:11 PMWhy Do Some Howler Monkeys Have Such Humongous Testicles?
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Oct. 9 2015 8:45 AMThe Strangest, Most Amazing Lactation Methods Ever Seen in Mammals
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Aug. 12 2015 9:53 AMThese Creatures Turn Their Hosts Into Mindless Zombie Puppets. Isn’t Nature Grand?
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June 5 2015 1:09 PMHow Did Tyrannosaurus Rex Have Sex?
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July 10 2014 1:07 PMAn Accurate "Hamster Eating" Viral Video Would Be Really Horrifying
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March 25 2014 2:43 PM“Doggy Style” Doesn’t Mean What You May Think It Means
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Jan. 30 2014 11:27 AMThe 11,000-Year-Old STD That Gives Dogs Cancer
Future Tense
Dec. 24 2013 9:08 AMThe 3-D-Printed Christmas of Tomorrow (Will Be Terrible)
Future Tense
Dec. 17 2013 3:44 PMPeople Surprisingly Cool With Sensor-Equipped Smart Toilets, DIY Ultrasound
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Dec. 11 2013 5:15 PMNext-Gen Video Games Will See Through Walls
Future Tense
Dec. 4 2013 4:55 PMThis Video Game Could Improve Airport Security

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