John Allen Paulos
John Allen Paulos

A professor of mathematics at Temple University, John Allen Paulos is the author of Once Upon a Number. He presently has a monthly column on ABCNews.com.

The Breakfast Table
June 23 1999 1:06 AMDissecting the Day's News
  Slate Plus
Plus Roundups
March 5 2015 11:29 AM What We Like Right Now Our favorite picks for the week of March 2, curated by Slate writers and editors.
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
March 6 2015 8:08 AM The Man Who Discovered Thiamin Today, we take vitamin B1 for granted. But it took a horrible, wasting disease—and lots and lots of chickens—for scientists to discover it.