Joel Shurkin is a freelance writer in Baltimore and the author of nine nooks on science and science history. He has taught journalism at Stanford, the Univeristy of California at Santa Cruz, and the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Jan. 15 2013 2:40 PMGun Violence Summit: What Do the Experts Say?Despite the NRA’s best efforts, researchers have some decent data on gun deaths.Joel Shurkin
Aug. 27 2012 1:20 PMWait, What Did Neil Armstrong Say?How journalists interpreted the most important quote in history.Joel Shurkin
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Aug. 28 2015 2:15 AMPlay the SlateNewsQuizWith Jeopardy! superchampion Ken Jennings.Ken Jennings
Aug. 26 2015 12:11 PMSlate Voice: “Space Invaders”Never, ever use two spaces after a period: Listen to Mike Vuolo read Farhad Manjoo’s classic takedown of an enduring typographic sin. Farhad Manjoo and Mike Vuolo