Judith Shulevitz
Science Editor

Siri, You're Messing Up a Generation of Children
April 02, 2014

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

Regret is the Perfect Emotion for Our Self-Absorbed Times
February 16, 2014

We regret to inform you, but regret is not remorse

Big Mother Is Watching You
Technology now lets you spy on your kids all the time. Why you shouldn't.
October 29, 2013

The creepy new technology of spying on your kids

This Is How You Should Talk to a Climate-Change Denier
The complicated science of discussing risk
October 22, 2013

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

Margaret Atwood: Our Most Important Prophet of Doom
September 25, 2013

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

Don’t You Dare Say "Disruptive"
It's the most pernicious cliché of our time
August 15, 2013

It’s the most pernicious cliché of our time.

And Martians Shall Save the University
Why do we need the liberal arts? Because it gives us sci-fi
July 09, 2013

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

Does a Popular Form of In Vitro Fertilization Cause Autism?
July 04, 2013

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.

Jesus and Moses Went on Cleanses
That doesn't mean you should
June 21, 2013

Scientifically sound resolution: Avoid this idiotic modern craze