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Print your Fifa World Cup 2018 calendar

A feast of football is on the horizon, with 64 World Cup matches taking place up to the final on July 15.<p>With up to four matches broadcast on any one day, it's going to take plenty of planning to ensure you watch as much of the Russia tournament as possible.<p>To help you do just that, we have put …

World Cup 2018 groups: Our predictions and latest analysis

The wait for the 2018 Fifa World Cup is over, the teams have arrived and we're only hours away from the first match of this summer's highly-anticipated tournament.<p>Last December's draw in Moscow saw England placed in Group E with Belgium, Tunisia and Panama. The top two in the group will qualify for …

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, …

Genetics

Anyone can log into your Mac without your password — here’s how to fix it

Anyone using MacOS High Sierra should be on high alert. A Twitter user revealed a massive security vulnerability which allows anyone to log into your …

10 things to try after you install iOS 11

What to do after you upgrade<p>iOS 11 is available, officially, today. It's coming to every iPhone and iPad made in the past few years, and chances are, you're going to upgrade. When you install it on your iPhone, you'll find that some things are very different than what you're used to, but the core …

'Star Trek,' 'Young Sheldon,' 'Will and Grace' and all the new television shows to check out this fall

As they say of Southern California, television seems to have become a place without seasons. Autumn used to bring in the TV harvest; now, new fruit drops on-screen the year ’round. What does it mean to be a fall series anymore? Are they the best of the best? Not necessarily! (Indeed, networks seem …

The Ultimate 50 States Reading List

Join us on a reading road trip.<p>Explore the United States with this coast-to-coast reading list. We’ve compiled 50 books (and plays!) set in the 50 …

Be very careful about using eclipse glasses to stare at the sun

A lot of websites including Amazon and eBay are selling dark lensed glasses designed to directly observe the solar eclipse that will pass over parts …

The Masochist's Marathon

The world's top ultrarunners fight to compete in the Barkley Marathons, an ever-shifting race designed by a madman to break their spirits through 100 miles of hellish Appalachian mountains. So far, only 14 people have completed it.<p>A man is begging on the side of a Tennessee mountain. He's crumpled …

19 Wikipedia Pages That'll Send You Into A Week-Long Wikihole

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The eternal wonder of Alice in Wonderland

<b>Lewis Carroll, author of Alice's Adventures In Wonderland, died on January 14 1898.This article was first published in 2010.</b><p>A middle-class child, even one born in the 1960s, had one thing drilled into him or her. When a grown-up was good enough to entertain you as a guest, you produced a ritual …

The Story of Alice by Robert Douglas-Fairhurst: review

Frances Wilson is bowled over by a love letter to Alice in Wonderland<p>In the opening pages of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, we are told that Alice “was very fond of pretending to be two people”. So too was Lewis Carroll, otherwise known as the Rev Charles Dodgson, lecturer in mathematics at …

Want perfect hard-boiled eggs? Follow the one true way

For the last several years I've been waging a relentless campaign against badly cooked hard-boiled eggs. Because I have the one, true method for making perfect ones.<p>Do I sound like a zealot? Perhaps. But fanaticism in the quest for perfection is to be admired, not scorned, right?<p>Here's all you need …

Silicon Valley’s Livionex wants to disrupt dental care

Silicon Valley has brought us computer hardware and software that has changed our lives, social media companies that help us to connect, and wearable gadgetry to improve our workouts, if not help us keep time, and now, a product to disrupt dental care: a luxury gel toothpaste called …

The Pursuit of Beauty

Yitang Zhang solves a pure-math mystery.<p>I don’t see what difference it can make now to reveal that I passed high-school math only because I cheated. I could add and subtract and multiply and divide, but I entered the wilderness when words became equations and x’s and y’s. On test days, I sat next …

Mathematics

Carolina Kostner and the Fight Against Doping

In July, 2012, Carolina Kostner, an Italian figure skater who had twizzled her way toward a World Championship title, earlier that year, was visited at her home by antidoping authorities. But the officials weren’t there for Kostner; they were looking for Alex Schwazer, her boyfriend at the time and …

Diminutive Swanton Pacific railway loaded with local lore

Up on a back road in the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains is one of the most unusual small railroads anywhere. Not only is the Swanton Pacific historic, but it is a railway in miniature, built to one-third the size of a conventional railroad.<p>There are more stories on the Swanton Pacific than there …

Top 10 lists reveal harmony among Times pop music critics

At a time when practically every sound in pop music is available to stream or own at a moment's notice, maybe it's no surprise that consensus is hard to come by when you gather eight people in a room and ask for their favorite records of the year.<p>Randall Roberts' full list ran this past Sunday, and …

Top 10

You'll Never Believe Which Famous Authors Hated Each Other's Writing (INFOGRAPHIC)

Do you hate negative book reviews? Try telling that to Mark Twain, D.H. Lawrence, or any of these famous authors who have trashed their fellow writers' publications!<p><i>Photos: Associated Press, Getty</i><p><i>Interactive infographic by Jan Diehm for The Huffington Post.</i><p><b>Copy the code below and change the width</b> …

The Beauty of Code

By Vikram Chandra September 5, 2014<p>On Language<p>Dependency diagram (Image via TheDailyWTF)<p>This is what ugly code looks like. This is a dependency diagram—a graphic representation of interdependence or coupling (the black lines) between software components (the gray dots) within a program. A high …

Beyonce and Jay Z Sued Over "Drunk in Love"

Drunk in Love video<p>Beyonce, Jay Z and Timbaland have been sued over their hit collaboration "Drunk in Love," the New York <i>Daily News</i> reports.<p>Hungarian …

How much should you tip during the holidays?

When you're making a holiday budget, don't forget to list the workers who provide haircuts, housekeeping, child care and other services for you or your family on a regular basis.<p>Jacqueline Whitmore, etiquette expert and founder of The Protocol School of Palm Beach, says tips and gifts aren't …

Your Guide To ‘Serial,’ The True Crime Podcast Everyone Is Freaking Out About Right Now

If you’ve spent any substantial amount of time on the Internet in the past week or so, or spent any substantial amount of time with anyone who has, you’ve probably been introduced to <i>Serial</i>, the new <i>This American Life</i> sister podcast that is taking the world by storm. Created by longtime <i>TAL</i> producer …

NASA's flying saucer takes a supersonic flight, and you can tag along

By the time NASA's flying saucer splashed down in the Pacific in June, the engineers who designed it already knew their experiment had been a huge success. From the control tower at Kauai's Pacific Missile Range Facility, they had watched the Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator — a device intended …

A New Kind of Spy

How China obtains American technological secrets.<p>Greg Chung was at home on February 1, 2003, when the space shuttle Columbia fell from the sky. His son Jeffrey called to tell him the news: the ship had broken apart while returning to Earth, and all seven astronauts on board had died. “That’s not a …

Trust No One

Kim Philby and the hazards of mistrust.<p>When Kim Philby decided that he wanted to join the British Secret Intelligence Service, he “dropped a few hints here and there,” as he later recalled, and waited patiently. Philby had attended Trinity College, Cambridge, and his father had been in the Foreign …

Lance Armstrong in Purgatory: The After-Life

After a great fall, what do we remember? We remember the cheating, and the lies. We remember the cult of personality that we eagerly embraced, and then felt betrayed by. But what of the man who fell? What about the work he didn't cheat at? What about the 16 years Lance Armstrong spent building a …

Diplo's new remix turns the lights on Lorde's 'Tennis Court'

Globetrotting DJ/super-producer Diplo was one of the first big artists to give Lorde a co-sign, and judging by their social media presences, the two …

Deconstructed Borscht

Talking to Sabine about borscht while I was taking photos at ECCO on Overton Park the other day made me start to think about what all I would do with …

Puff Pastry Breakfast Egg Tarts Recipe

The ultimate breakfast tart: buttery crisp blitz puff pastry and melted cheese form a decadent base for a gently cooked egg and roasted tomatoes.<p><b>Why this recipe works:</b><p>This recipe uses blitz puff pastry which is easier to make than traditional puff pastry and still produces tender buttery …