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If you’re black, DNA ancestry results can reveal an awkward truth

Nikiah Washington live-streamed the unboxing of her Ancestry.com DNA testing kit as one of her young sons might a new toy, complete with all of the …

Genealogy

The app that gives users unlimited free stock trades now has an unbeatable paid tier

The advent of low-fee stock trading platforms like E-Trade brought a rush new money into the market. For better or worse, online self-service equity …

How Samsung plans its phones

Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge aren’t just the company’s best-ever phones — they’re also the phones that have turned around the fortunes of its mobile division after two years of slipping profits. The S7 and S7 Edge’s strong sales were instrumental in shoring up the mobile unit, according to the …

I’m Not Even 30 and I’m Too Old for Music Festivals

Never again.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK</i><p>Last weekend was my first (and last) attempt at festival camping.<p>I've been to music festivals before, but they were either day-long events or I wussed out and chose to stay at nearby accommodations instead of slumming it on the campgrounds with …

The Mathematical Formula That Causes Your Headphones to Tangle

The mystery, untangled (sorry).<p>With iPhone 7, Apple could be about to solve one of the most annoying things about mobile phones: The way your earbud …

Israel Proves the Desalination Era Is Here

<i>From Ensia (find the original story here); reprinted with permission.</i><p>July 19, 2016 — Ten miles south of Tel Aviv, I stand on a catwalk over two …

‘Vampire’ trucker allegedly kidnapped women to keep for sex slaves and used Dremel to grind their teeth

The woman told investigators she met Timothy Jay Vafeades at the Sapp Brothers truck stop in Salt Lake City. It was April 2012, and she got into his …

Cathy Young: When radical feminists treat men badly, it’s bad for feminism

Feminist male-bashing has come to sound like a cliche — a misogynist caricature. Feminism, its loudest proponents vow, is about fighting for …

20 Things You Might Not Know About ‘Blazing Saddles’

<i>Blazing Saddles</i> opened in theaters more than 40 years ago and it has secured a place on many lists of the best comedy movies of all time. It also happens to be one of the most offensive.<p>Included in our fascinating facts tribute are the truth behind Mongo’s horse punch and the one joke director and …

Blues want to be Canada's team for remainder of playoffs

For fans of the NHL's seven Canadian teams, it has been a disappointing spring. The St. Louis Blues are now trying to give Canada a rooting interest …

Ice Hockey

Three dozen eggs and 14 oranges: What these teenage triplets — and star athletes — devour in a week

ANCOUVER — If Hollywood ever gets around to shooting a re-make of the 1977 hockey classic Slap Shot, the casting call needs to come north to the …

THE STREAMING MEDIA DEVICE REPORT: Market forecasts, top players, and consumer viewing trends that will shape the market

BI Intelligence<p>The way consumers access media content is drastically evolving. Viewers once limited to watching programming by a cable or satellite provider at a specific time and via a certain channel package are increasingly moving to over-the-top content (OTT) — or content that's streamed over …

Here's the Memory Trick That Science Says Works

If the brain could brag that’s pretty much all it would do. It’s easily the most complicated organ in your body, and, more than that, the nimblest …

This Futuristic Table Will Keep Food Warm, Cool Down Drinks and Charge Your Phone

The future is here, and it’s hosting great dinner parties.<p>The most brilliant table ever was recently exhibited at Milan’s design week. Perfect for …

Paula Todd: Why Karla Homolka haunts us still

We can’t shake Karla Homolka, not her past, and now not her future. When news broke this week that the convicted serial killer and her children had …

A new experiment reversed the effects of Alzheimer’s in mice in a single week

Researchers have discovered that an injection of a protein called IL-33 can reverse Alzheimer's-like symptoms and cognitive decline in mice, …