The United Nations has recently come under attack for its handling of both the Ebola outbreak and the war in Syria. It has prompted some to question what the role of the U.N. should be on the international stage. We look at the relevance of the U.N., 70 years after its creation.
As the generations of your family gather for the holidays, are you wondering just how far back you can trace your family tree? Oxford professor Bryan Sykes talks about his genetic research, through which he can trace all people of European descent to a handful of pre-historic ancestors. His book is titled "The Seven Daughters of Eve" (WW Norton)
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