Melinda Wenner Moyer
Melinda Wenner Moyer

Melinda Wenner Moyer is a science writer based in Cold Spring, New York, and is Slate’s parenting advice columnist. Follow her on Twitter.

Doublex
July 11 2012 7:11 AMWhen Is It OK To Spank?A lot of what you’ve heard about the dangers of spanking might not be true.
Medical Examiner
Jan. 11 2012 3:28 PMThe Truth About EpiduralsAre they really so bad?
Medical Examiner
March 25 2010 1:02 PMEnd the War on FatIt could be making us sicker.
Explainer
Jan. 7 2008 4:06 PMHow To Survive a 47-Story FallMake sure you land on your feet.
Medical Examiner
March 8 2012 4:23 PMBaby on BedWhat Mayim Bialik's new parenting book doesn't tell you about co-sleeping.
Medical Examiner
July 28 2010 7:03 AMDrug ProblemWomen aren't properly represented in scientific studies.
Medical Examiner
Feb. 13 2008 11:57 AMThe Merry Band of WrigglersMen, women, passion, and sperm.
Explainer
Dec. 21 2007 6:24 PMCan a Virgin Give Birth?Yes—but it's very, very, very, very unlikely.