A woman walks past the on-time people in line at an airport in Brazil on March 11, 2004. (Bruno Domingo / Reuters)
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“It’s still a little weird. If it’s an event and I get there when all the on-time people get there, I’m like, ‘These are not my people,’”Sarah Elizabeth Richards, on learning to manage her chronic lateness.

“A completely homogenous bowl of soup,” —how Greger Larson, a geneticist, describes the genes of domestic dogs.

“Big data alone isn’t going to save us,” Eric Jonas, a neuroscientist, on the future of brain research.

“Basically, if you’re poor and unable to make the full payment, then you will be charged more,” Alexes Harris, a sociologist, on the fines imposed on prison inmates.

(Previous quotes from our sources here)