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The Plot to Subvert an Election: Unraveling the Russia Story So Far

For two years, Americans have tried to absorb the details of the 2016 attack: spies, leaked emails, social media fraud — and President Trump’s claims that it’s all a hoax. The Times explores what we know and what it means.

Internet Research Agency

Probiotics Unexpectedly Backfire in Gut Health Study

"I would be careful in my choices."<p>Gut health is having a bit of a moment. Research on the microbiome shows that the trillions of bacteria naturally …

Microbiome

How uncontrolled inflammation leads to brain cell loss

In a study of inflammation mechanisms in the brain, researchers from the University of Bonn in Germany have identified how, as we get older, a …

Neuroscience

The Stakes for Travis Scott Are Higher Than Ever With ‘Astroworld’ – and So Are the Potential Rewards

Ask a casual fan what they like about Travis Scott, and you’re likely to hear one thing again and again: “He has the best live show in hip-hop.” It’s …

AstroWorld

Why sleeping with a fan on can be bad for your health

If you don't currently own a fan in the midst of this heatwave, here's why you might not want to bother.<p>We say this for two reasons. One: we can almost guarantee that you won't actually be able to find one in stock anywhere, because everyone has had the same idea as you. And secondly, it's not …

Dads Pass On More Than Genetics in Their Sperm

Eat poorly, and your body will remember—and possibly pass the consequences onto your kids. In the past several years, mounting evidence has shown …

Genetics

This "horror" was spotted off the coast of the Carolinas

Researchers from NOAA took a deep sea dive off the coast of the Carolinas and discovered some "unidentified" creatures. The team also caught a …

We Have No Idea How Bad the US Tick Problem Is

Rick Ostfeld lives in deep in the heart of Lyme disease country. An ecologist at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, New York, …

Hundreds of new genes may underlie intelligence—but also autism and depression

Being smart is a double-edged sword. Intelligent people appear to live longer, but many of the genes behind brilliance can also lead to autism, …

Red Meat Allergies Caused By Tick Bites Are On The Rise

Tick bites can cause all sorts of nasty afflictions. And if you're bitten by a Lone Star tick, here's one more to add to the list: a red meat allergy.<p>Laura Stirling, 51, a Realtor who lives in Severna Park, Md., was diagnosed with the allergy last year. She got a tick bite while walking on a trail …

Meat

28 Successful Executives Share the Best Advice They Received From Their Dads

A father's example and advice can inexorably affect the lives of his children.<p>A father's example and advice can inexorably affect the lives of his children. Here's how more than two dozen successful leaders say their dads affected their trajectories.<p>1. Surround yourself with great people.<p>"The best …

What Is Dark Matter and Why Hasn't Anyone Found It Yet?

Five-sixths of the universe’s <i>stuff</i> seems to be missing, and we just can’t find it. It’s called “dark matter,” and scientists have gone looking for it …

Dark Matter

He Started Vaping As A Teen And Now Says Habit Is 'Impossible To Let Go'

The debate over the health risks of Juul, vaping and e-cigarettes is now spilling into the public square. In one of the most restrictive measures nationwide, San Francisco voters in June upheld by a large majority — nearly 70 percent — a ban on the sale of flavored vaping products, as well as …

eCigarettes

The U.S. Army Figured Out the Best Time of Day to Drink Coffee—With Math

Their new algorithm could soon tell you exactly when to consume caffeine.<p>If you love caffeine, you may think there's never a wrong time for coffee, but a new study says there <i>is</i> a right time to get the most out of your daily cup.<p>Researchers from the United States Army developed an algorithm that …

Are you ready? This is all the data Facebook and Google have on you | Dylan Curran

The harvesting of our personal details goes far beyond what many of us could imagine. So I braced myself and had a look<p>Want to freak yourself out? I’m going to show just how much of your information the likes of Facebook and Google store about you without you even realising it.<p>Related: Why have we …

Facebook's new privacy tools let you scrub your data, for real

If you didn't care about Facebook privacy two weeks ago, you probably do now.<p>The social network has come under a hailstorm of criticism after news broke that 50 million Facebook profiles were passed along to UK data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica and used for political profiling. CEO Mark …

People are downloading their Facebook data and posting it to Twitter, and the results will terrify you

The Cambridge Analytica scandal continues to roll on. As it does, people are becoming more and more aware of just how much data Facebook has on them.<p>One easy (yet slightly horrifying) way to see it all in one place is to request all of your Facebook data as a zip file. A lot of people have been …

Regulators Act To Curb Bitcoin Bubble

Cryptocurrencies are facing some headwinds. On the commercial side, on 14 March, search giant Google announced plans to restrict …

Bottled water from major brands like Aquafina, Nestle, and Dasani contains tiny plastic particles — here's what that does to your body

You're drinking plastic, I'm drinking plastic, we're all drinking plastic. Bottled water drinkers may be drinking the most plastic of all.<p>A new study released by Orb Media estimates that on average, a liter of bottled water from big brands like Dasani, Aquafina, and Nestle, contains roughly 10.4 …

An Interview with Amsterdam

This is one of the hardest interviews I have done. People in Amsterdam do not like to be on camera, or maybe it was just the ones that I personally …

Tap Water

Best Buy's CEO says he uses 5 criteria to decide whether someone's a leader

Best Buy's CEO has five criteria to determine whether someone is a leader.<p>"I've spelled out the five 'be's of leadership," CEO and chairman Hubert Joly told Business Insider. "I think it resonates with what we're trying to do."<p>Joly has led Best Buy's turnaround efforts since taking on the role of …

The power of compounding: How your wealth snowball grows with time

Shares 383<p><i>So much</i> of financial success involves good habits practiced over long periods of time.<p>Yes, you can still have a positive impact on your …

Google Wanted to Know What Makes a Manager Great, So It Conducted a Study. Here Are the Results

Good leaders avoid micromanaging.<p>20 years ago, you probably would've laughed if someone said your life would one day be irrevocably changed by a company called Google. <i>What's a google</i>?<p>But, as you know, Google's become the largest entity in one of the biggest tech companies in the world. And it's …

Does autism arise because the brain is continually surprised?

<b>Originally published on Spectrum</b><p>Satsuki Ayaya remembers finding it hard to play with other children when she was young, as if a screen separated her …

Autism

Espionage, LSD and a man walking a rabbit – welcome to Europe's new Capital of Culture

A man walks his rabbit – yes, rabbit – in the town square, puffing on what definitely isn’t a cigarette as the floppy-eared bunny hops along the cobbles on the end of a leash. Welcome to Leeuwarden: a European Capital of Culture for 2018.<p>It takes six minutes for the rabbit walker to stagger across …

Ethereum 2018 Price Predictions: Experts Forecast Ether Q1 Value

Ethereum has been having a moment. While the cryptocurrency has remained a distance second to Bitcoin in terms of volume of trading and has trailed …

Bitcoin Ban Expands Across Credit Cards as Big U.S. Banks Recoil

A growing number of big U.S. credit-card issuers are deciding they don’t want to finance a falling knife.<p>JPMorgan Chase & Co., Bank of America Corp. …

Amazon, Berkshire, JPMorgan to Create Healthcare Company

It’s no secret Jeff Bezos has been looking to crack health care. But no one expected him to pull in Warren Buffett and Jamie Dimon, too.<p>News Tuesday …

Health Care

The 19-year-old who made his fortune in bitcoin says if you don't become a millionaire in the next 10 years, it's your own fault

German teenager Erik Finman has an unusual success story.<p>When was 12 years old, he realized school wasn't his future. Most of his classmates felt the same, of course, but Finman took action: He made a bet with his parents.<p>His parents promised that if he became a millionaire before his 18th …

Cryptocurrencies

The 35 most amazing lines from Donald Trump's impromptu press conference

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Just before jetting off to Davos, President Donald Trump stopped by a sit-down that chief of staff John Kelly was having with reporters -- and immediately started talking.<p>It was classic Trump who, despite all of his rhetorical emphasis on "fake news," is an avid consumer of the …