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The mystery of the baby in the box

<b>Robin was 13 when he found out he was adopted. Later he was told he had been abandoned - left in a box on London's Oxford Street. Now 74, he has spent most of his life wondering who left him and why. But thanks to DNA, and the dogged detective work of one of his daughters, he finally has some</b> …

Genealogy

I was a virtual reality nonbeliever. Here’s what converted me.

“There’s 57 channels and nothin’ on,” Bruce Springsteen sang in 1992. How quaint. Twenty-five years later, there are at least 10 times that many …

Your boss might be better as an algorithm

• <b>Do no harm to the worker.</b> AI bosses should protect the humans they influence from harm, even when the company stands to financially benefit from those workers. For example, algorithms shouldn’t force drivers to log long hours just to ensure ample rides for customers. • <b><br>Make the opaque transparent.</b> …

Consciousness

Are sugar alternatives really any healthier than the white stuff?

Sugar gets a bad rap – and I say that as someone who has lived a low-sugar life for the past five years. Not because eating too much sweet stuff isn’t bad for you: it is. In fact, a high-sugar diet can have devastating consequences on a person’s health over time. But a bad rap because, over the …

15 maps that will change the way you see the world

Telegraph Travel has mapped the world in many ways – here are some of the most eye-opening.<p>1. Life expectancy<p>This map shows the world according to life expectancy. The results are depressingly unsurprising. Africa is the only continent that contains nations where the average life expectancy is …

The Atomic Theory of Origami

In 1970, an astrophysicist named Koryo Miura conceived what would become one of the most well-known and well-studied folds in origami: the Miura-ori. …

Why we pretend to know things, explained by a cognitive scientist

New research explains why we pretend to know more than we do.<p>Why do people pretend to know things? Why does confidence so often scale with ignorance? Steven Sloman, a professor of cognitive science at Brown University, has some compelling answers to these questions.<p>“We're biased to preserve our …

An Unknown 'Void' Found in the Great Pyramid Using Cosmic Rays

It may be a clue to how the giant structure was built.<p>On the Giza Plateau in Egypt rise three large pyramids—the tallest and oldest of which is the Pyramid of Khufu. It is also known as simply the Great Pyramid of Giza. You know what it looks like. It’s one of the seven great wonders of the …

Ancient History

The science behind why people who prefer the window seat are more selfish

Ask any stranger on the street whether they prefer the aisle or the window seat and you can guarantee a quick-fire response.<p>There is no grey area in this comically divisive debate. Window-devotees consider people who favour the aisle to be barking mad, and aisle-devotees are just as incredulous. …

Object of Desire: Bamboo Countertop Composter

If you live in an apartment, you can make compost on your kitchen countertop (your house plants will thank you) with an odor-free compost bucket made …

Salvias: Late-Season Saviors in the Garden

Long-blooming salvias are saviors in the autumn garden. So when Gravetye Manor’s head gardener Tom Coward met me in a pair of shorts in mid-October, …

How to 'deep clean' your online activity

<b>Jared O'Mara is not the first person to have old comments he posted online come back to haunt him.</b><p>The Labour MP resigned from the Women and Equalities Committee after misogynistic remarks and degrading jokes he posted more than 10 years ago resurfaced.<p>The scandal raises the question: what steps can …

Social Media

Amazon Key takes deliveries to new level: Inside your home

Amazon wants to get even closer to its customers.<p>The world's largest e-commerce company on Wednesday revealed a new shipping service that lets customers receive packages inside their homes. The program, called Amazon Key, marks what may be biggest push by any company to spur in-home delivery. It …

Scientists discover 'sixth taste' that explains our love for carbs

Scientists have long known that there are four taste elements – sweet, salty, sour and bitter – but in 2009, a new savoury taste called Umami was …

Here’s A (Crazy?) Plan To Bribe Crows To Clean Up Cigarette Butts

Tossed cigarette butts are a huge litter problem. Crows are highly intelligent animals that can be trained to perform tasks for rewards. Can this possibly work? And is it even ethical?<p>In the quest to convince smokers to stop tossing cigarette butts on the street, cities have experimented with …

DNA replication caught on film for the first time undermines textbooks

The image you see here isn’t of the USS Enterprise in warp, it’s an image of DNA replication captured for the first time. The interesting part is …

Do you have the rarest Myers-Briggs personality type?

Only 1.5% of do, apparently<p>Have you ever taken a Myers-Briggs personality test? There are 16 Myers-Briggs personality types in total and they offer …

How often should you poop each day?

A person's bowel habits say a lot about their health and how well their body is functioning.<p>Even though it can be embarrassing to talk about bowel …

Weight Loss

Meet the first-ever robot citizen — a humanoid named Sophia that once said it would 'destroy humans'

As of October 25, Sophia is the first robot in history to be a full citizen of a country.<p>Sophia was developed by Hanson Robotics, led by AI developer David Hanson. It spoke at this year's Future Investment Initiative, held in the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh.<p>Sophia once said it would "destroy …

Robotics

Scientists Still Can't Decide Whether Fear Is Real

Fear may really just be in your head.<p>How do you know when you’re afraid? Perhaps it’s when your heart races or your palms sweat. Or maybe it’s being …

Meet John Draper, the hacker who inspired Apple’s founders

John Draper fiddles with the mouthpiece of the little blue box on the table, blowing into it over and over again. It’s 1972, and a nervous Steve Jobs …

10 Healthy Chicken Foil Packets For Easy Family Dinners

You'll want to try one of these amazing recipes ASAP.<p>There may be countless ways to cook chicken and vegetables, but there's only way that's quick, …

Flounder with Roasted Tomatoes Recipe

Prepared, cooked and served in individual baking dishes, this recipe makes for a simple but flavorful dinner and fewer dirty dishes. A single, full …

11 Stunning Salads To Eat In Houston Right Now

Summer is still in full swing in Houston, and there’s still a few (too many) more hot weeks to go before fall arrives. The city is home to plenty of burgers and barbecue, but when it’s positively sweltering outside, there’s no meal more satisfying than a salad.<p>They may not get the same shine as …

Spiced BBQ Pork Chops

Seasoned with ginger, cumin and paprika, Michael Symon's chops are your new grill staple.<p>Directions<p>Heat grill or grill pan on med.-high. Season pork …

Follow this veggie fritter formula for a quick and healthy dinner

Even for those of us who love our vegetables and lean on them hard for most of our meals, a couple of things are inevitable: 1) There will be, more …

Grilled Pizza | America's Test Kitchen

We prefer whole milk in this recipe, but 1 or 2 percent low-fat milk may be substituted. Do not substitute frozen cherries for the fresh cherries.<p><b>1.</b> …

Chicken Lollipops Recipe

Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl and mix well until all the spices are combined with the cornstarch and flour.<p>Dredge the chicken lollipops …

Ginger-Soy Roasted Chicken Recipe

Combine ginger, garlic, brown sugar, soy sauce, canola oil, and pepper in a bowl. Pour mixture over chicken, cover, and refrigerate for at least 4 …

Fructose alters hundreds of brain genes, which can lead to a wide range of diseases: Scientists report that diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids can reverse the damage

Scientists report that diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids can reverse the damage<p>Consuming fructose, a sugar that's common in the Western diet, alters …