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Siblings Can Have Surprisingly Different DNA Ancestry. Here's Why.

When it comes to tracing your roots through your genes, biological siblings may have less in common than many people expect.<p>Last fall, siblings Kat and Eddy Abraham decided the best birthday gift for their dad involved a couple vials of spit.<p>“He’s the historian of the family,” Kat says, so the …



I'm a marriage counselor. Here's how I can tell a couple is heading for divorce. - Vox

I'm often asked if I can tell from my first contact with a couple if they are headed for divorce. The answer is, "Yes, but..."<p>Yes, if they are emitting nonstop words and gestures of anger and disrespect throughout the session. Yes, if their values and goals are galaxies apart. Yes, if there has …

U.S. Civil Rights Commission: ‘Religious Freedom’ Is Code Word for Racism, Homophobia, and ‘Christian Supremacy’

<b>The Story:</b> Last week the U.S. Civil Rights Commission issued a report that implies religious believers’ support of religious liberty is often …

Rights & Freedoms

The 7 biggest problems facing science, according to 270 scientists - Vox

Science is in big trouble. Or so we’re told.<p>In the past several years, many scientists have become afflicted with a serious case of doubt — doubt in the very institution of science.<p>Explore the biggest challenges facing science, and how we can fix them:<p>Academia has a huge money problem<br>• Too many …

Social Sciences

Farewell, Rosetta: space mission to end on collision course with comet

In a few days, European Space Agency controllers will order their Rosetta space probe to make an orbital correction that will send the craft on a collision course with the comet it has been circling for more than two years.<p>The manoeuvre will end one of the most successful space missions ever …