COLONIAL BIGWIGS Researchers have found the remains of four men buried alongside one another in a Jamestown, Virginia, church more than 400 years ago. These men were among the leaders of the Jamestown colony.
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Johns Hopkins doctor Leo Kanner published an influential paper in 1943 describing autistic children. This and a host of other moments from autism's past receive an accounting in NeuroTribes, a look at the progression of thought surrounding the condition.
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HEART START People with cardiac arrest fare better if a bystander delivers CPR.
Science writer Steve Silberman considers autism in the modern era of neurodiversity - a movement to respect neurological differences as natural human variation - framing the relatively progressive autistic experience of today against the the conditions oppressed past.