A New Generation of Coronavirus Tests Is Coming. Here’s What to Expect.

Researchers around the world are working on the next generation of coronavirus tests that give answers in less than an hour, without onerous equipment or highly trained personnel. The latest so-called point-of-care tests, which could be done in a doctor’s office or even at home, would be a welcome upgrade from today’s status quo: uncomfortable…

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Welcome to Sandwich City

Good morning. Craig Claiborne put red bell pepper in his tuna salad sandwiches, and called for homemade mayonnaise to bind the ingredients. I do neither, preferring scallions, hot sauce and jarred mayonnaise of the sort called Hellmann’s east of the Rockies, and Best Foods to the west. You might add curry powder, or white balsamic…

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Commuting, and Confronting History, on a Remote Canadian Railway

At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, with travel restrictions in place worldwide, we launched a new series — The World Through a Lens — in which photojournalists help transport you, virtually, to some of our planet’s most beautiful and intriguing places. This week, Chloë Ellingson shares a collection of photos from a remote railway…

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Signs You’re Going to Break His Heart

Will you be together for a long time or will you part soon? At first, you don’t notice your partner’s negative traits in a relationship. Only later do you realize that you’ve gotten into trouble. Do you really want to be with him or break his heart? Below are signs that he is not your…

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Live Coronavirus Updates: Federal Workers in the U.S. Return to Offices

Here’s what you need to know: ImageThe Federal Triangle Metro station in Washington will soon have more traffic as federal employees return to work in office buildings.Credit…Alyssa Schukar for The New York Times The federal work force in the U.S. is returning to the office under inconsistent reopening plans. As virus cases increase around the…

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Bubonic Plague Found in a Herder in Inner Mongolia, China Says

A herdsman in Inner Mongolia was confirmed to be infected with bubonic plague, Chinese health officials said, a reminder of how even as the world battles a pandemic caused by a novel virus, old threats remain. The Bayannur city health commission said the plague was diagnosed in the herdsman on Sunday, and he was in…

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From ‘Game of Thrones’ to Digital Couture

In March, it was decided that the couture collections as everyone knew them — the ultimate visual extravaganzas of fashion artistry, handmade for the very few — should be canceled, because of the coronavirus pandemic. But then designers and the industry bodies that represent them said fah! to all that and declared the shows would…

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What We Learned in 100 Days of Life Interrupted

Young people in the United States are living through interesting times, as the coronavirus pandemic uproots the country’s economy and changes what college will look like. When schools sent students home in March, we asked four first-generation college students in Newark, N.J. to document this stage of their lives in images and text. “Life really…

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Can the Trauma of War Lead to Growth, Despite the Scars?

This article is part of a series on resilience in troubled times — what we can learn about it from history and personal experiences. The French weapon deployed against Spanish troops in 1521 was, contemporaries said, “more diabolical than human.” The rapid-firing light bronze cannon shot iron balls that crushed battlements, careened wildly and sprayed…

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Living With Your Desk Mates

This spring, as the months of quarantine dragged on and Taylor Mecham’s three roommates left their Lower East Side apartment to stay with family outside the city, she found herself longing for some non-remote companionship. “I didn’t even go outside for, like, six weeks,” Ms. Mecham, 27, said. “When I first entered quarantine, I did…

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