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Double Mystery

Recent research into the nature of twins is reversing many of our most fundamental convictions about why we are who we are.<p>A set of identical-twin girls were surrendered to an adoption agency in New York City in the nineteen-sixties. The twins, who are known in psychological literature as Amy and …

Psychology

How to design an award-winning conference poster

A good academic conference poster serves a dual purpose: it is both an effective networking tool and a means by which to articulately communicate …

Raising the barre: how science is saving ballet dancers

Our facilities are now similar to those of a Premier League club<p>Ballet’s old regime didn’t cater to the type of dancers we have become<p>At the Royal Opera House in London, home of the Royal Ballet, art is fusing with science to revolutionise the way dancers prepare. In the glass-panelled healthcare …

Swan Lake

Sir Paul McCartney 'misremembers' writing 'In My Life' - it was John Lennon, says Harvard analysis

It has been a long and winding road, but academics may have finally solved the dispute over who wrote the melody for The Beatles’ song ‘In My Life.’<p>The track has always been attributed to John Lennon on the sleeve notes of The Beatles’ 1965 album Rubber Soul.<p>Yet Sir Paul McCartney has long claimed …

Paul McCartney

How a Notorious Gangster Was Exposed by His Own Sister

Astrid Holleeder secretly recorded her brother’s murderous confessions. Will he exact revenge?<p>Astrid Holleeder has arresting eyes—they are swimming-pool blue—but that’s all I can reveal about her appearance, because she is in hiding, an exile in her own city, which is Amsterdam. For the past two …

Crime

Sporting Chance

Can a sex symbol and cricket legend run Pakistan?<p>Imran Khan, who once ruled the sport of cricket from Karachi to Lord’s, and whose love life was chronicled with the attention now accorded Brangelina, is in contention to rule the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Khan makes for an unusual politician—a …

Software updates: the “unknown unknown” of the replication crisis

The replication crisis is largely concerned with known problems, such as the lack of replication standards, non-availability of data, or p-hacking. …

How Technology and Smarts Help Athletes Push the Limits

Magazine<p>Science is helping to create new training methods and amazing performances by athletes such as swimmer Katie Ledecky. How much faster, stronger, and better can humans get?<p><b>The race for the ages</b> can be run only in our imagination: Usain Bolt vs. Jesse Owens.<p>Bolt is in his 21st-century lane, a …

Swimming

Crítica gastronómica: ¿A qué restaurantes indios de Madrid van a comer (bien) los indios?. Noticias de Gastronomía y cocina

Azules cerúleos que se alternan en las paredes con tonos magenta, imágenes de dioses de múltiples brazos a pequeña y gran escala, un muro plagado de …

En la mente de un filicida: qué lleva a un padre a matar a su hijo

Son los crímenes más difíciles de entender, pero ocurren con más frecuencia de la que se cree<p>Por venganza, para acabar con un obstáculo, por un …

With Help of Data Scientist, Coaches, Analytics Dept. Seek to Strengthen Communication

Of all the things that Brett Brown is, curiosity-seeker ranks right at the top of the list.<p>It’s a trait that’s been tightly tied to the 56-year old …

Los niños de la guerra no se rinden en el Mundial

Toda una generación del fútbol croata triunfa a partir de los traumas<p>"Las victorias en el fútbol moldean la identidad de las naciones tanto como las …

The Mumbai Story that Must be Told

Since everyone – or almost everyone – seems to have a Sanjay Dutt story to tell at the moment, here is my blast from the past. I was the city editor …

Stunning photos show the beauty of the 19 new UNESCO World Heritage Sites around the globe

1/<p>1. Colombia's Chiribiquete national park is a new entrant. The site some of the most concentrated plant diversity in the Amazon and is famous for …

Who Sank El Faro? An Interview With Rachel Slade

<i>Joshunda Sanders | Longreads | May 2018 | 14 minutes (3,119 words)</i>El Faro<i> rolled farther into the wind, exhausted by the fight, until her deck edge</i> …

Look at me: why attention-seeking is the defining need of our times

The urge to belong is universal. So would a better understanding of it help tackle loneliness – and explain why stalkers, spree killers and jihadists turn their pain on others?<p>There is a famous Jewish mother joke. You’ve heard it before. Question: How many Jewish mothers does it take to change a …

Light Bulbs

The education of Kim Jong-un

By Jung H. Pak The Education of <i>Kim Jong–un</i> By Jung H. Pak <br>The <br>Education of<br>Kim Jong-Un <br>February 2018 <br>한국어<b><br>When North Korean state media</b> reported in …

North Korea

Seymour M. Hersh · The Killing of Osama bin Laden

The most blatant lie was that Pakistan’s two most senior military leaders – General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, chief of the army staff, and General Ahmed …

National Security

The Reputation-Laundering Firm That Ruined Its Own Reputation

A P.R. company that worked with dictators and oligarchs deliberately inflamed racial tensions in South Africa—and destroyed itself in the process.<p>On January 14, 2016, four publicists from Bell Pottinger, one of London’s leading public-relations firms, flew to Johannesburg and met with a potential …

Inside Decision 3.0: LeBron James Follows in the Footsteps of Legends

LOS ANGELES — Three days after he lost the NBA Finals for the sixth time, LeBron James underwent a root canal. For 72 hours he sat alone inside his …

“Smart” prosthetic ankle takes fear out of rough terrain, stairs

It’s virtually impossible to know Mike Sasser’s left leg is a prosthetic one – after a decade of practice, he moves surely and swiftly through his …

Meet the 21-Year-Old CEO Revolutionizing Luxury Air Travel

As a boy, Zander Futernick always dreamed of becoming a pilot. For his eighth birthday, his father built him a little airport with a concourse, replete with model airplanes—and when they traveled, he would venture into the cockpit at the end of each flight. “I’d sit in the seat and they’d give me …

Model Aircraft

What does running do to your brain?

Research from Sweden shows how running can defuse at least one important biological stress pathway<p>It may seem obvious – as you push on through a long run, veering wildly between sensations of agony and elation – that running can have a huge effect on your state of mind. It is an intuitive idea that …

West Michigan

The Taliban has successfully built a parallel state in many parts of Afghanistan, report says

KABUL — For those who imagine that Taliban control in some regions of Afghanistan consists mainly of men being beaten for failing to pray and girls being forced to stay home from school, a new report based on scores of interviews in those areas paints a very different portrait, but one that in some …

Mummy returns: With Paolo Guerrero’s return, Peru on a high at FIFA World Cup

This is a story about a Peruvian legend Paolo Guerrero and his failed dope test, a country's beverage culture and three Inca mummies.<p>Written by | New …

World Cup 2018: The Indian who cycled to Russia to meet Messi

<b>Clifin Francis was sitting at home in southern India when a friend asked if he was going to the World Cup.</b><p>"Of course," he replied. "I might even travel to Russia to watch the extravaganza."<p>That was in August - but he had no idea how he would afford the air tickets from Kerala where he lives. Mr …

Lionel Messi’s Big Miss

I know two things about penalty kicks. The first is that their outcomes are arbitrary. There’s a thriving subgenre of soccer literature—my sense is that it’s mostly written by bored economists, on their blogs—devoted to proving this. During a penalty, everyone is guessing. The player taking the …

Soccer

Best shoes for standing all day

(This list has been updated for 2018.)<p>Here’s an oxymoron if ever there was one.<p>Standing is the opposite of running; the latter involves movement, and …