Karla Starr
Karla Starr

Karla Starr is working on a book about the science of luck and chance. She can be found on Twitter at @karlastarr.

Medical Examiner
Nov. 5 2012 6:35 PMWill Sandy Bring a Baby Boom or Baby Bust?How disasters change marriage, divorce, and birth rates.
Explainer
July 30 2012 6:00 PMDid Gymnast Jordyn Wieber Perform Too Soon?In Olympic scoring, the last shall be first.
Science
Oct. 12 2012 11:00 AMThe Irrational Allure of the Next Big ThingWhy we value potential over achievement.
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May 21 2015 2:34 PM What We Like Right Now Our favorite picks for the week of May 18, curated by Slate writers and editors. 
  Health & Science
Family
May 22 2015 3:45 AM Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning In 10 percent of drownings, adults are nearby but have no idea the victim is dying. Here’s what to look for.