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Meet the 'climate refugees' who already had to leave their homes

I’m now spending close to $20,000 a year on insurance because of the floods and the storms<p><b>‘There was this intense feeling of denial’</b><p><i>Stephen Lipp, who left New Orleans for Houston</i><p>I grew up in New Orleans. When you’re brought up there you realize you’re below sea level: you see boats beyond the levee …

Virginia Beach

'We're moving to higher ground': America's era of climate mass migration is here

After her house flooded for the third year in a row, Elizabeth Boineau was ready to flee. She packed her possessions into dozens of boxes, tried not to think of the mold and mildew-covered furniture and retreated to a second-floor condo that should be beyond the reach of pounding rains and swelling …

Sea Level

India launches ‘Modicare,’ the world’s biggest government health program

NEW DELHI — Personalized letters from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, announcements from door-knocking health-care workers and lists pinned up at village council offices trumpet the news: India’s vast new health program has arrived.<p>Under a program launched nationwide Sunday, half a billion Indian …

Health Care

Who needs a railroad museum? You can ride these circa-1870 rails yourself.

There are hundreds of railroad museums and scenic train rides all across the United States. Many of them offer the opportunity to “step back in time” or “relive yesteryear.”<p>But few can truly deliver on that promise quite like the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad — a 64-mile, narrow-gauge route …

Trains

Listen to the World

The sound of the earth cracking in Chile’s Atacama Desert. The deafening roar of Iceland’s Dettifoss waterfall. The relaxing quake of wind through aspens in Utah. What if we chose where to travel based on sound?

Atacama Desert

The Mindsets of a Leader

One of the most revealing questions leaders can ask themselves is “Whom do I serve?” Their answers to that question say more about their style of …

MIT

Former Google chief predicts the Internet will split by 2028: A Chinese Web and an American one

By Hamza Shaban<p>Hamza Shaban<p>Technology reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Google’s former chief executive predicts that the global Internet will split in two within the next decade, bifurcating into a Web led by the United States and another helmed by China with fewer freedoms and greater censorship, according …

Internet

The North American Indian by Edward S Curtis – in pictures

A stunning record of vanishing Native American tribes, one of the earliest complete versions of Curtis’s early 20th-century work, will be offered for auction in its original binding by Swann Auction Galleries in New York on 18 October, with an estimate of $1m-$1.5m

20th Century

At this rate, Earth risks sea level rise of 20 to 30 feet, historical analysis shows

Temperatures not much warmer than the planet is experiencing now were sufficient to melt a major part of the East Antarctic ice sheet in Earth’s past, scientists reported Wednesday, including during one era about 125,000 years ago when sea levels were as much as 20 to 30 feet higher than they are …

Sea Level

The 52 Places Traveler: In Lucerne, Kindness Trumps the (Stunning) Views

<i>Our columnist, Jada Yuan, is visiting each destination on our</i> <i>52 Places to Go in 2018 list</i><i>. This dispatch brings her to Lucerne, Switzerland; it took the</i> <i>No. five spot</i> <i>on the list and is the 34th stop on Jada’s itinerary.</i><p>If you’re going to lose a laptop on the streets of a European city in the middle …

Switzerland

Work Your Whole Body in Just 20 Minutes with This Intense Circuit

Get a full-on body blast in the time it takes to watch your favorite show on Netflix.<p>When you're short on time, give your whole body a challenge instead of spending precious sweat sessions focused on individual muscle groups.<p>You'll still get a great workout, but you'll reap a wider range of …

Workouts

Freddie Oversteegen, Dutch resistance fighter who killed Nazis through seduction, dies at 92

By Harrison Smith<p>Harrison Smith<p>Obituary writer<p>Email Bio Follow<p>She was 14 when she joined the Dutch resistance, though with her long, dark hair in braids she looked at least two years younger.<p>When she rode her bicycle down the streets of Haarlem in North Holland, firearms hidden in a basket, Nazi …

World War II

These Are the Funniest Animal Photos of 2018

AnimalsPhoto Gallery<p>From penguin bullies to blissed-out squirrels, get an eyeful of the year's most humorous shots of animals, in a competition with a cause.<p>Many wild animals are known for their majestic beauty, or perhaps their brave ferocity. We often see photos of them in their natural habitat …

Yellowstone National Park

How to Live Better, According to Nietzsche

John Kaag’s fascinating new book about the German thinker seeks to tether philosophy back to the mess of daily experience.<p>The dubious notion that philosophy is a guide to calmer living is as old as the field itself. Saint Augustine described philosophy as a “harbor” for troubled souls in a …

Friedrich Nietzsche

Brain cell identified as 'mediator of disease'

Brain inflammation is a marker of multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's, and some psychiatric disorders. A new study finds a subtype of brain cell that is …

Multiple Sclerosis

20 of the world's greatest autumn holidays

Whisper it softly, but there is now a distinct nip in the air. The nights are drawing in; the children are settling into school; the first leaves are falling; and the short-sleeved shirts of summer – that incredible, record-breaking, life-affirming summer – have reluctantly been folded away.<p>The …

Lake District

3 Ways Senior Leaders Create a Toxic Culture

Whether presiding over the entire company, a function, a region, or a business unit, the people at the top of an organization have a disproportionate level of influence over those they lead. Those further down in the organization look to their leaders for cues on what’s acceptable (and what isn’t), …

Astronomers Have Found the Universe's Missing Matter

Astronomers have finally found the last of the missing universe. It’s been hiding since the mid-1990s, when researchers decided to inventory all the …

Galaxies

Her 44 siblings were conceived with one donor’s sperm. Here’s how it was possible.

BOSTON — Kianni Arroyo clasps 8-year-old Sophia’s hands tightly as they spin around, giggling like mad. It’s late afternoon, and there are hot dogs on the grill, bubble wands on the lawn, balls flying through the air.<p>The midsummer reunion in a suburb west of the city looks like any other, but these …

Siblings

Freezing Credit Will Now Be Free. Here’s Why You Should Go for It.

Consumers will soon be able to freeze their credit files without charge. So if you have not yet frozen your files — a recommended step to foil identity theft — now is a good time to take action, consumer advocates say.<p>Security freezes, often called credit freezes, are “absolutely” the best way to …

Personal Information

Horseback Wrestling. Bone Tossing. Dead Goat Polo. Let the Nomad Games Begin!

CHOLPON-ATA, Kyrgyzstan — The American team that played a brutal version of polo at the World Nomad Games does not expect the sport to get picked up by the Olympics any time soon.<p>Why not?<p>“We use a dead goat,” said Scott A. Zimmerman, a team co-captain.<p>The game of kok-boru, with its headless goat …

Horseback

J.K. Rowling’s Friend Robert Galbraith Has Something to Say

“Lethal White,” the fourth volume in Robert Galbraith’s hugely popular Cormoran Strike mystery series, goes on sale Sept. 18. But who, exactly, is Robert Galbraith? The British author has never appeared at a bookstore event; you won’t find his photo on the books’ jackets. What little we know about …

The Arts

How to hack your unconscious

Aha! moments of inspiration seem to come from nowhere – but the counterintuitive key to a creative brain is to defocus your thoughts<p>You can determine …

Consciousness

Accession of Hyderabad: When a battle by cables forced the Nizam’s hand

Seventy years ago, on September 17, 1948, at noon, Hyderabad ceased to exist as a princely state after a war that lasted all of 109 hours. It would …

Ali Khan

12 Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter

It's the end of summer, and the aisles of Target are stocked with multi-colored binders, dolphin-themed folders, and those 20-packs of gel pens. …

Podcasting

In India’s new hit film, men — not women — are afraid to roam the streets

NEW DELHI — Small-town India. Terrified men. A female ghost seeking vengeance for injustice.<p>Bollywood’s latest hit movie, “Stree” — which means “woman” in Hindi — is a horror comedy that takes on Indian patriarchy.<p>In “Stree,” it’s the men, not women, locking themselves indoors at night, jumping at …

Box Office

A 12-toed Indian heptathlete will get custom shoes from Adidas

Swapna Barman endured 21 years of pain to reach the pinnacle of the heptathlon.<p>She was born with 12 toes, six on each foot, but races in regular shoes. Each step of her races and training can be painful. It has led to other injuries, including a bulging disk and consistent ankle and knee …

Track & Field

This is how the world ends: will we soon see category 6 hurricanes?

<b>There is no such thing as a</b> <b>category 6 hurricane or tropical storm – yet.</b> The highest level – the top of the scale for the most powerful, most devastating hurricane or tropical storm capable of destroying entire cities like New Orleans or New York – is a category 5 storm.<p>Meteorologists and …

Tropical Cyclones

Research: People Share More Information with Colleagues of Similar Cultural Backgrounds

Imagine you are a member of a purchasing team. Your manager sets a goal: she wants everyone on your team to make at least one deal with a supply company of their choice. You end up signing a deal with a supplier who offers a great price, but — unbeknownst to you — is infamously slow to deliver. One …

Employment

Understanding Why We Overreact at Work

Dirk was puzzled about what just happened. To the best of his knowledge, he had only asked Jerome (a recently hired senior executive), to deal more proactively with some of the company’s clients. But Jerome had suddenly become angry, defensive, and stalked out of his office.<p>Jerome, for his part, …

Psychology