TIM SMITS FOR SPECTRUM Originally published on Spectrum The Research on Autism and Development (RAD) Laboratory is located in a Tetris-like maze of brown wooden buildings, not far from the main campus of the University of California, San Diego. The lab itself is a nondescript warren of small beige rooms. But everything […]

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A common, or Harbor, porpoise. / Credit: Jan Zoetekouw / Shutterstock.com Porpoises and dolphins, as well as whales, are members of the scientific order Cetacea. Dolphins and porpoises are often confused. Both have sleek bodies and large flippers. However, porpoises don’t have beaks like dolphins. Also, porpoises have triangular dorsal fins, […]

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Maddie Moate’s videos cultivate enthusiasm for science in young people. Credit: Image courtesy of YouTube In this series of articles, some of YouTube’s most popular science channels take a turn in the spotlight. Their creators employ a range of techniques and styles, weaving together graphics, footage, animation, sound design, and a […]