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

Genographic<p>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, …

Siblings

Facebook knows literally everything about you

Cambridge Analytica may have used Facebook’s data to influence your political opinions. But why does least-liked tech company Facebook have all this data about its users in the first place?<p>Let’s put aside Instagram, WhatsApp and other Facebook products for a minute. Facebook has built the world’s …

We asked astronauts if they think aliens exist. Here's what they said

Jeff Hoffman has floated in the vacuum of space. He’s looked down at our planet from above, seen the whorls of clouds, the vast oceans, and the …

8 Life-Altering Autobiographies and Memoirs Everyone Should Read This Year

Ever since we rounded up the best nonfiction books of 2017 at the end of last year, we've been looking forward to stocking our shelves with the best …

Black Lives Matter

360° Video: How Centuries-Old Books Are Being Restored and Digitised

<i>Note: The name of the foundation that is restoring and digitising these books has been misspelt. The correct spelling is Rekhta Foundation.</i>

The US destroyed Tokyo 73 years ago in the deadliest air raid in history

01:00 Hrs Local, Tokyo, Japan. March 9-10, 1945.<p>All of Tokyo is a funeral pyre.<p>Burning at over 1,100° Fahrenheit, rising flames create their own hurricane vacuum that inhales everything combustible to fuel the growing, miles-wide conflagration.<p>Fluttering to the ground in a wobbly topple incendiary …

Why did The Beatles come to India (again and again)? This book has answers without being starry-eyed

Ajoy Bose’s ‘Across The Universe’ is clear-eyed and not a hagiography. ‘Jai Gurudeva!’<p>I must confess that before I came across Ajoy Bose’s third …

Music (India)

If You Read These 9 Books on Leadership, You Probably Don't Need a Mentor

While no aspiring leader's bookshelf is complete without a copy of Sheryl Sandberg's <i>Lean In</i>, there are literally hundreds of other books on the topic …

Corporate Culture

Kronos, the Star That Has Devoured 15 Planets

You can tell because it's chock-full of planetary metals.<p>Last year, scientists discovered a binary star system around 320 light years from Earth which they nicknamed Krios and Kronos. These two stars are more chemically different than any other pair known to humanity, so different that at first …

More Than a Trillion Planets Could Exist Beyond Out Galaxy

A new study gives the first evidence that exoplanets exist beyond the Milky Way.<p>Scientists have long been unable to find exoplanets—planets outside the solar system—beyond the confines of the Milky Way. After all, our galaxy is a warped disc about a hundred thousand light-years across and a …

Here's what will happen to the Tesla that SpaceX shot into space

Space<p>Experts predict smooth sailing — and, ultimately, salvage.<p>The Tesla Roadster that rode SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket into space Tuesday afternoon seems poised to overshoot its mark, with company CEO Elon Musk tweeting a diagram showing that the car's current trajectory will take it beyond Mars …

Roadsters

Four habits that will create resilient kids who can weather life’s challenges

By Merete Kropp<p>“You’re moving AGAIN?” our acquaintances exclaim when we tell them that we will be relocating. The follow-up is generally a variation of either, “What a wonderful opportunity for your kids,” or “But your kids — they’re in high school now — Will they be okay? How are they taking …

You've been using Excel wrong all along (and that's OK)

Microsoft doesn't mind if you stop using Excel for the wrong things, as it's been building replacements to compete with the tools trying to replace …

Software

11 Unputdownable Books To Help Get You Through The Rest Of Winter

Winter isn't just coming anymore — she is here and ready to show the east coast <i>exactly</i> what she is made of. If you find yourself in the path of this …

Librarians recommend the books you should read in each decade of your life

Anyone can read any book whenever they want, but some books may be best enjoyed at certain ages.<p>If anyone understands that, it's the librarians in …

Books

Employees Trust Bosses Who Display Any of These 5 Successful Leadership Habits

Countless studies have confirmed that trust is the one human behavior you cannot afford not to have for your business to profit.<p>Tell me if you agree with this statement: For any human relationship to thrive, it has to be founded on trust.<p>If you agree, then know that it's really no different in the …

Altered Carbon: First teaser trailer for stunning Netflix sci-fi series

It’s the biggest, most lavish-looking Netflix series ever, one based on an acclaimed sci-fi novel, and yet chances are you’ve never heard of <i>Altered</i> …

Altered Carbon

33 Smart Habits That Will Train Other People to Treat You With Respect

Most of these are small, subtle changes in behavior, but they can have a big impact on how much other people respect you.<p>What do people want out of work? More than money, more than benefits, much more than job security, a recent survey says, they want to be treated with respect.<p>If that sounds like …

Best books of 2017 – part one

‘Funny, outrageous, touching, intimate, gorgeous’ … writers from George Saunders to Ali Smith pick their favourite reads of the past year<p><b>Part two:</b> Sebastian Barry, Paula Hawkins and others share their favourites<br>• Tell us your books of the year in the comments below<p>The Once and Future Liberal; There …

Books

100 Notable Books of 2017

<i>The year’s notable fiction, poetry and nonfiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review. This list represents books reviewed since Dec.</i> <i>4</i><i>, 201</i><i>6</i><i>, when we published our previous Notables list.</i><p><b>Fiction & Poetry</b><p><b>AMERICAN WAR.</b> <i>By Omar El Akkad. (Knopf, $26.95.)</i> This haunting debut novel …

The Top 10 Non-Fiction Books of 2017

Political news dominated not only headlines in 2017, but the biggest, splashiest book titles of the year as well, from Ta-Nehisi Coates reflecting on …

Not if the Seas Rise, but When and How High

Once you’ve read an excellent book about climate change, which Jeff Goodell’s “The Water Will Come” most certainly is, you can never unremember the facts. Elected officials may be busy arguing about whether global warming is real. But most scientists are having other arguments entirely — about …

Sea Level

The Rise of Dystopian Fiction: From Soviet Dissidents to 70's Paranoia to Murakami

Charting the wild progress of literature’s genre-of-the-moment<p>George Orwell is back in vogue these days — a far cry from 2014, when <i>The Guardian</i> was …

Science Fiction

10 of the Best Autobiographies You Really Should Have Read By Now

Photo: Amazon.ca<p>1. <i>Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave</i><p>This 1845 autobiography by former slave Frederick Douglass is widely …

When Democracy Dies Not in Darkness but in Dysfunction

<b>DEMOCRACY AND ITS CRISIS</b><br>By A. C. Grayling<br>225 pp. Oneworld. $22.99.<p>A. C. Grayling, a British philosopher and critic whose subjects range from 17th-century epistemology to 20th-century war crimes, has come to tell us what he knows: that at one time we admired and understood representative democracy, …

A New Novel From the Late Sam Shepard to Be Published in December

In the months before his death in July, the playwright Sam Shepard worked on a novel, narrated by a man recalling his past as he is treated for a debilitating medical condition.<p>As he was writing, Mr. Shepard was suffering from complications of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. …

How Office Politics Corrupt the Search for High-Potential Employees

Few topics have captivated talent management discussions more intensely than <i>potential</i>. The obsession with predicting who may be a future star or the next top leader has influenced academic research and human resources practices alike. But how good are we at evaluating human potential? The answer …

Young Children Are Spending Much More Time In Front Of Small Screens

It's not your imagination: Tiny tots are spending dramatically more time with tiny screens.<p>Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization, just released new numbers on media use by children 8 and under. The nationally representative parent survey found that 98 percent of homes with children now have …

Mobile Devices

The 7 signs you have poor leadership

Understanding the traits of poor leaders can help you avoid leadership pitfalls and by doing so recognize how to strengthen your leadership …

In A Future Ruled By Big Pharma, A Robot Tentatively Explores Freedom — And Sex: 'Autonomous'

Amal El-Mohtar <i>is the Hugo Award-winning author of</i> The Honey Month <i>and the editor of</i>Goblin Fruit<i>, an online poetry magazine.</i><p>To open a book with an Arrogant Worms song and improve from there is no small feat.<p>In Annalee Newitz's <i>Autonomous</i>, the future is pharmaceutical, and everything from patents to …