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Think You Know What the NBA's Morris Twins Are All About? Think Again

The fortune-teller only saw one of the Morris twins when they walked by her shop window near Manhattan's Union Square. Markieff and Marcus, both nearly 7 feet tall and identical in almost every other way, passed by on their way to Flight Club, a sneakerhead mecca on lower Broadway.<p>They were in town …

Basketball

How People Learn to Become Resilient

Norman Garmezy, a developmental psychologist and clinician at the University of Minnesota, met thousands of children in his four decades of research. But one boy in particular stuck with him. He was nine years old, with an alcoholic mother and an absent father. Each day, he would arrive at school …

Psychology

5-on-5: Debating the all-time greats

Who are the greatest players in NBA history? Where does Steph Curry rank? Our ESPN panel has created the All-Time #NBArank Top 100. (The Top 10 will …

Brett Brown

The Science Behind Stephen Curry's Dominance

Maybe you throw your popcorn when he attempts a running three-pointer with a defender draped all over him — and makes it anyway. Maybe you get to the …

Stephen Curry is scoring better than Michael Jordan ever did

Curry is somehow scoring more frequently and more efficiently than anyone in the modern era. Even MJ.<p>We've acknowledged that Stephen Curry is probably the best shooter of all-time. We've acknowledged that Stephen Curry is probably the best basketball player in the world at the moment. It's not …

Michael Jordan

The women of 'Star Wars' speak out about their new Empire

"That's my chair."<p>Harrison Ford and Daisy Ridley had just stepped onto the Millennium Falcon set for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" when Ridley went to get into the pilot seat. Han Solo wasn't pleased.<p>"I was honestly so embarrassed," Ridley says. "Obviously he was kidding around and even J.J. …

The man who made America: Reason, religion and the brilliant mind of John Locke

<b>John Locke (Wikimedia)</b><p>There will be no lack of odes to colonial America today. Let’s also remember the man whose ideas made it possible<p>George Makari<p>November 26, 2015 1:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Soul Machine: The Invention of the Modern Mind”<p>After his triumphant return to London, John Locke’s theory …

Evaluating budding star Ben Simmons through first five collegiate games

<i>Report filed to the Sports Illustrated Scouting Department after watching potential 2016 No. 1 pick Ben Simmons over two days in Brooklyn, N.Y., at</i> …

A Rational Conversation: How Do You Convince Kids To Listen To Vinyl?

<i>"A Rational Conversation" is a column by writer Eric Ducker in which he gets on the phone or instant messenger or whatever with a special guest to examine a music-related subject that's entered the pop culture consciousness.</i><p><i>Earlier this month, Light in the Attic released</i> This Record Belongs …

25 Outstanding Podcasts for Readers

Follow us on Instagram!<p>Looking for something to spice up your commute? Look no further! There are hundreds of bookish podcasts on iTunes and there’s …

NBA A to Z: Can the Warriors be stopped? Can Porzingis be stopped?

The Golden State Warriors keep piling up wins and the NBA A to Z guys Sam Amick and Jeff Zillgitt weigh in with Kevin Spain on how good they are and how impressive Luke Walton has been as interim coach.<p>They also look at how good Kristaps Porzingis looks for the New York Knicks so far and how Ryan …

The brain’s miracle superpowers of self-improvement

We used to believe our brains were hardwired at birth. Now we believe we can will them to change. Is that true? Will Storr analyses the truth and hokum about 'neuroplasticity'.<p>For years she had tried to be the perfect wife and mother but now, divorced, with two sons, having gone through another …

The Brain

For everyone who says living abroad isn’t ‘real life’

“WHEN ARE YOU COMING BACK?”<p>That’s the question I get almost every time I talk to a friend back home in the United States. The question is often …

'You Can't Prepare Yourself': A Conversation With Adele

Adele's career so far has been a story in numbers — and not just the ones in her album titles. Her latest LP, <i>25,</i> has sold more copies than any other album in its first week of release — more than 2.4 million so far — and the week is only half over. Its first single, "Hello," has been the No. 1 song …

New Albums

Microsoft Launches Campaign to Encourage Computer Science Among Canadian Youth

Microsoft believes that computer science and coding is the solution to all-time unemployment highs among Canadian youth and the skills gap in our …

Frank Sinatra and the Scandalous but Scholarly Biography

Having come out of the closet, or the casino, not long ago, as an unqualified Frank Sinatra idolater, I approached the second volume of James Kaplan’s biography of the singer (“Sinatra: The Chairman”) with what our critical mothers and fathers would have called immense trepidation, since the book …

Born from Books: Six Authors on Their Childhood Reading

Books are our first, and sometimes best, teachers. I inherited the books of my older brothers. While they were away at college, I went into their …

Jimmy Page Jams 'Rock and Roll' with Nirvana, GN'R Members at EMP Tribute

For the entire night, the party line was that there was absolutely no way that Jimmy Page was going to perform. No matter that this event, a benefit …

Music

Watch: NBA Christmas Day jerseys featured in new ad

In the NBA’s new advertisement for its 2015 slate of Christmas Day games, players such as James Harden, Kevin Love, Anthony Davis reveal their one …

We Aren't Imagining It: The Tech Industry Needs More Women

This evening I’m giving a talk to my daughter’s Girl Scouts troop about careers in technology. I’m going to tell them that women have done amazing …