Judith Shulevitz

Science Editor

Has anyone thought through what it means when kids scream at robots?

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We regret to inform you, but regret is not remorse

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Big Mother Is Watching You

Technology now lets you spy on your kids all the time. Why you shouldn't.

The creepy new technology of spying on your kids

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This Is How You Should Talk to a Climate-Change Denier

The complicated science of discussing risk

Plenty of people deny science. But there are tricks that make communication work.

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Margaret Atwood and the anti-utopian reading that brings tomorrow’s blistered hellscape today.

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Don’t You Dare Say "Disruptive"

It's the most pernicious cliché of our time

It’s the most pernicious cliché of our time.

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And Martians Shall Save the University

Why do we need the liberal arts? Because it gives us sci-fi

Why do we need the liberal arts? Because it gives us sci-fi.

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There’s been a lot of chatter these past few weeks about an Atlantic article by Jean Twenge called “How Long Can You Wait to Have a Baby?” In it she debunks some of the research underlying the claim that women’s fertility declines steeply after 35. (The killer point: the main data set is “French birth records from 1670 to 1830.”) Good for her! Would that there were more biostatisticians out there holding studies up to scrutiny, doing God’s work.

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Jesus and Moses Went on Cleanses

That doesn't mean you should

Scientifically sound resolution: Avoid this idiotic modern craze

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