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I grew up in a cave — and killed another child to survive

<i>In her new book, “Never Stop Walking: A Memoir of Finding Home Across the World” (Amazon Crossing), Christina Rickardsson, 35, of Umeå, Sweden,</i> …

Empathy

The Strange Case of the Missing Joyce Scholar

<b>S</b>ome 16 years ago, The Boston Globe published an article about a jobless man who haunted Marsh Plaza, at the center of Boston University. The picture showed a curious figure in a long overcoat, hunched beneath a black fedora near the central sculpture. He spent his days talking with pigeons to whom …

Literature

The 98 Best Songs of 1998: Pop’s Weirdest Year

98<p>The Foo Fighters, “Walking After You”<p>A lost Dave Grohl classic – “Walking After You” should not be confused with “Walk,” not to be confused with …

Music

10 great sci-fi books to read before they become TV shows

Science-fiction literature has always been fertile ground for movies and television, with generations of screenwriters and directors finding …

50 Must-Read Books with Gorgeous Writing

We book lovers read so much, and so widely, that we’ve seen it all. The good, the bad, the so-bad-it’s-good, the meh, the life changing. And we’ve …

Books

Man Allegedly Used Change Of Address Form To Move UPS Headquarters To His Apartment

<b>Updated at 4:37 p.m. ET</b><p>As federal crimes go, this one seems to have been ridiculously easy to pull off.<p>Dushaun Henderson-Spruce submitted a U.S. Postal Service change of address form on Oct. 26, 2017, according to court documents. He requested changing a corporation's mailing address from an …

Corruption

World’s First Underwater Villa Offers Spectacular Living 16 Feet Below the Sea

If you’ve ever dreamt of being like Ariel and living under the sea, now’s your chance to make your fantasy a reality. The Conrad Maldives Rangali Island recently announced what they believe to be the world's first underwater villa. They’re calling the stunning locale Muraka, or “coral” in Dhivehi …

Scuba Diving

Beyond the Milky Way: The sublime beauty of our galactic neighbors

In 1888 an amateur astronomer in England named Isaac Roberts captured a groundbreaking image. This long-exposure photograph taken at Roberts' home …

The Scientific Paper Is Obsolete

Here’s what’s next.<p>The scientific paper—the actual form of it—was one of the enabling inventions of modernity. Before it was developed in the 1600s, results were communicated privately in letters, ephemerally in lectures, or all at once in books. There was no public forum for <i>incremental</i> advances. …

NASA's Hubble telescope delivers stunning new space pictures

How to roast Brussels sprouts to crispy goodness

He’s not a fan of vegetables, she confided via encrypted email. Too mushy, he claims. Could I help?<p>I didn’t know her. I didn’t know him. But it sounded serious. Sometimes a cook has to step out of her kitchen and stare down trouble. I took the case.<p>I packed my tools: knives, aprons, scale; I packed …

Trump Considering Firing Dow Jones Industrial Average

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—After watching it suffer its worst losses since he became President, Donald Trump is “seriously considering” firing the Dow Jones Industrial Average, aides have confirmed.<p>According to the aides, Trump is “furious” at the D.J.I.A. for going down so precipitously and …

The cult of Mary Beard

How a late-blossoming classics don became Britain’s most beloved intellectual. By Charlotte Higgins<p>The first time I saw Mary Beard, I was 17. It was 1989, and she was speaking at a joint open day for the Oxford and Cambridge classics faculties. She was utterly unlike the other speakers, who, as I …

University of London

Army Considers Bringing Back The 'Pinks And Greens' Uniform Of WWII

The Army is set to decide whether or not to bring back their iconic "pinks and greens" dress uniforms from the WWII era. Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with <i>Army Times</i> writer Meghann Myers.<p>Transcript<p>LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST:<p>A change might be coming to the Army - that is, a change of uniform. The Army …

Curious things you didn't know about your flight number

They are such a fundamental part of the modern airport experience that you might almost have forgotten they exist - scanning down the terminal departures board for the name of your destination, and all but overlooking the small combination of digits and numbers that waits alongside.<p>But a flight …

Telegraph logo

As if sharing news of having signed on for Alcoholics Anonymous, my friend David furtively told me he is never going skiing again, ever. He quite likes snow. He may go to a flat bit of Sweden to enjoy heaped fir trees or eat cheesy potatoes. But he has done with the clatter and crowds and the …

This Cat Sensed Death. What if Computers Could, Too?

Of the many small humiliations heaped on a young oncologist in his final year of fellowship, perhaps this one carried the oddest bite: A 2-year-old black-and-white cat named Oscar was apparently better than most doctors at predicting when a terminally ill patient was about to die. The story …

Subculture

A meteorological ‘bomb’ is set to go off along the East Coast, and dangerous cold will soon follow

<b>UPDATE: Jan. 2, 2018, 3:15 p.m. EST</b> This story has been updated to reflect new weather forecast guidance.<p>An unusually powerful storm is threatening …

Weather

A Generation in Japan Faces a Lonely Death

TOKIWADAIRA, Japan — Cicadas, every Japanese schoolchild knows, lie underground for years before rising to the earth’s surface in summer. They climb up the nearest tree, where they cast off their shells and start their short second lives. During their few days among us, they mate, fly and cry. They …

The best coffee grinder

<i>By Liz Clayton</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter, reviews for the real world. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here.</i><p>After more than 65 hours of research and …

Coffee

Toronto Buzzes With Talk of Billionaire Couple’s Suspicious Death

TORONTO — Barry Sherman, a Canadian billionaire, generic-drug mogul and philanthropist, once promised that the autobiography he was writing would be a page-turner, packed with stories of intrigue, duplicity and outright corruption by his competition.<p>The last chapter was without doubt the most …

Secret Link Uncovered Between Pure Math and Physics

Mathematics is full of weird number systems that most people have never heard of and would have trouble even conceptualizing. But rational numbers …

Maureen Corrigan Picks Books To Close Out A Chaotic 2017

For a chaotic year, I'm offering a chaotic "Best Books" list — but I think my list is chaotic in a good sense. These books zing off in all directions: They're fresh, unruly and dismissive of the canned and contrived.<p>You can't go wrong with any of these books. As one of Dashiell Hammett's dangerous …

Books

God’s Plan for Mike Pence

Will the vice president—and the religious right—be rewarded for their embrace of Donald Trump?<p>No man can serve two masters, the Bible teaches, but Mike Pence is giving it his all. It’s a sweltering September afternoon in Anderson, Indiana, and the vice president has returned to his home state to …

How the Lawyer David Boies Turned a Young Novelist’s Sexual Past Against Her

In February, 2017, the novelist Emma Cline received a fifteen-page letter from the law firm Boies Schiller Flexner LLP containing a list of accusations against her. Cline had recently found literary success with the publication of her first book, a novel called “The Girls.” Random House had paid an …

Drawing a Line in the ‘Gay Wedding Cake’ Case

At first glance, the Masterpiece Cakeshop case — for which the United States Supreme Court will hear arguments on Dec. 5 — looks easy. In 2012 Charlie Craig and David Mullins attempted to buy a wedding cake at Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colo. The owner, an evangelical Christian named Jack …

This Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe Is Probably the Reason My Partner Likes Me So Much

By Erika Owen<p>Sure, roasted brussels sprouts are great, but these sauce-doused babies are a dealmaker.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a semi-regular column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down. This week: the roasted brussels sprouts recipe that associate director of audience</i> …

The Unsettling Sound Of Tritones, The Devil's Interval

Everyone knows the sounds of Halloween: creaky floorboards, howling winds, the amplified sound of a beating heart. But back in the day, the devil was said to exist in a particular musical tone. For centuries, it was called the devil's interval — or, in Latin, <i>diabolus in musica</i>. In music theory, …

West Side Story

The Thistle & Shamrock: Live From Ireland

Relive some great sets of Irish music, including years of live performances presented by host Fiona Ritchie with the energy and innovation of Eileen Ivers, the joy and virtuosity of Cherish the Ladies, and the pioneering cross-over spirit of The Chieftains.

Need a Good Laugh? Check Out Some 17th-Century Dutch Art

HAARLEM, the Netherlands — If you were asked to quickly close your eyes and conjure a picture of the Dutch Golden Age, you might come up with an image of dour, pale figures clad all in black with stiff white ruffs bracing their necks. But it may be time to update that image.<p>Jokes, and particularly …