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Hey, Sauropod, Why the Long Neck and Tail?

Brad Balukjian | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Brad Balukjian

Matt Wedel, a sauropod specialist, is a kind of reverse-chiropractor for dinosaurs. While back-crackers twist and turn your spine to release pockets of air in between your vertebrae, Wedel and his colleague Michael Taylor are all about discovering the air spaces inside dinosaur backbones.

Belief In Hell Lowers Crime, Study Shows

Posted 06.19.2012 | Religion

Religions are thought to serve as bulwarks against unethical behaviors. However, when it comes to predicting criminal behavior, the specific religious...

New Journal Aims To Tip Scales In Debate Over Scientific Publishing

Reuters | Chris Wickham | Posted 08.12.2012 | Science

By Chris Wickham LONDON (Reuters) - The genteel but lucrative world of academic publishing is being stirred up by a dispute over who pa...

Autism Roundtable: Cross-Disability Solidarity, Goals for the Future, and What it Means to "Fit in"

Seth Mnookin | Posted 03.28.2012 | Science
Seth Mnookin

I asked some of the people who've influenced my thinking about autism to collaborate on a virtual roundtable. This conversation, which took place before the Times story on the DSM, is open-ended and free-ranging. The participants, in alphabetical order: