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"Miracle" Plane Crash Survivor: Six Questions and Answers About Your Next Flight

Ben Sherwood | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ben Sherwood

Which is the safest seat on an airplane? One study concluded that Passengers near the tail of a plane are about 40 percent more likely to survive a crash than those in the first few rows up front.

Wing and a Prayer: How Safe is My Next Regional Plane Flight?

Ben Sherwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ben Sherwood

The recent pattern of airplane accidents doesn't look good for regional carriers: They were involved in seven of the last eight fatal commercial crashes in the US.

Flight Check: What Are the Chances I'll Die on My Next Plane Trip?

Ben Sherwood | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ben Sherwood

In the US, you could fly every day for the next 164,000 years on average before you would perish in a crash.

The Wrong (and Right) Lessons of the Continental Plane Crash

Ben Sherwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ben Sherwood

After listening to the news from Buffalo, we're likely to conclude there's nothing we can do in a plane crash so even why bother trying. That's understandable, but potentially fatal.

Exclusive Interview: An M.I.T. And A Yale Professors' Cure For The Electoral College

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I had the chance recently to interview two professors in the field of statistics (from Yale University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology),...