Deputy Managing Editor, Ideas

Dante Ramos

Ramos is the editor of the Ideas section. He also writes a regular opinion column. He previously served as deputy editorial page editor, and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2014 for his editorials on how a buttoned-down culture limits Boston’s vitality. He came to the Globe in 2006 from The Times-Picayune in New Orleans.

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Brainiac

Humans didn’t kill Africa’s once-plentiful giant herbivores

By , Globe Columnist

That’s how long ago Africa’s once-plentiful giant herbivores started going extinct, according to a new study published in the journal Science.

Brainiac

Big Data: 0.32 seconds

By , Globe columnist

That is the typical length of the hand motion that expert Taiwanese chefs use — over and over again for about two minutes — while tossing fried rice in a hot wok.

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Revelation: Why wombats poop in cubes

By , Globe Columnist

This is how far scientists are willing to go to investigate the natural world.

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Big Data: Driverless cars and saving lives

By , Globe Staff

67th: That’s where Americans ranked, in a survey of people in 117 countries, in their willingness to save pedestrians’ lives if it means that car passengers die.