Share $24 billion? Secrets from Neanderthals. A Start-Up Slump.

Facebook to Turn Over Russian-Linked Ads to Congress

Under growing pressure from Congress and the public to reveal more about the spread of covert Russian propaganda on Facebook, the company said on Thursday that it was turning over more than 3,000 Russia-linked ads to congressional committees investigating the Kremlin’s influence operation during the 2016 presidential campaign.


Genetics Spills Secrets From Neanderthals’ Lost History

How many Neanderthals were there? Archaeology and genetics have given very different answers. A new study helps to reconcile them and reveals the lost history of these ancient people — including an early brush with extinction.


What Happens When 30 NBA Owners Can't Share $24 Billion?

Despite a flood of new national television cash, 14 of the NBA's 30 teams lost money last season before collecting revenue-sharing payouts, and nine finished in the red even after accounting for those payments, according to confidential NBA financial records.


A Start-Up Slump Is a Drag on the Economy. Big Business May Be to Blame.

The share of younger companies — less than one year old — in the United States has declined by almost half over the last generation.


The Media Has A Probability Problem

The media’s demand for certainty — and its lack of statistical rigor — is a bad match for our complex world.


Terrorism: The Lessons of Barcelona

Most terrorism researchers conduct their work from behind the safety of a computer screen. The very few field researchers get used to noting all the possible escape routes when we meet face-to-face with actual terrorists. But usually you know exactly whom you are meeting. When I met members of ISIS and al-Nusra along the Turkish-Syrian border, they made no attempt to mask their affiliation.


Insurers Come Out Swinging Against New Republican Health Care Bill

The health insurance industry, after cautiously watching Republican health care efforts for months, came out forcefully on Wednesday against the Senate’s latest bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, suggesting that its state-by-state block grants could create health care chaos in the short term and a Balkanized, uncertain insurance market.


How To Predict Your Future

There’s a difference between what we say and what we do. It’s called reality.


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