Medical News Today: New brain region ‘could be what makes humans unique’

A neuroscientist has just found a previously unknown brain area. The newly identified brain region could inform scientists’ efforts into curing neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s or motor neuron disease. New research uncovers a previously unknown brain area that may control our fine motor skills. Due to technological advancements in recent years, medical science has…

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Keo Chea, Edward Chan

Keo Kanhchana Chea and Edward Kuei Chung Chan were married Nov. 23 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Philadelphia. The Rev. George Schommer, a Roman Catholic priest, performed the ceremony. On Dec. 7, the couple is to have a second ceremony at Club One, an events space in Repulse Bay, Hong Kong. Brian Wang, a…

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Carolina Vélez, Adam Quatrini

Carolina Maria Vélez and Adam Nicholas Quatrini were married Nov. 19 at Holy Family Catholic Mission in Rutherford, Calif. Deacon Chuck Cancilla officiated. Ms. Vélez, 30, is an advocacy manager at Microsoft in New York and an adjunct professor at Washington & Jefferson College in Washington, Pa. She graduated from Carnegie Mellon University, from which…

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Cynthia Shor, David Church

Cynthia Lynch Shor and David Anthony Church were married Nov. 20. Cantor Zachary S. Konigsberg officiated at the Village Club of Sands Point, N.Y. Ms. Shor, 71, is the executive director of the Walt Whitman Birthplace Association, which operates the site in Huntington, N.Y., where the poet was born, in 1819. She graduated from N.Y.U.,…

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Samantha Arpino, Eugene Katsman

Samantha Lynn Arpino and Eugene Katsman were married Nov. 24 at the Royalton Mansion in Roslyn Heights, N.Y. Rabbi Randy Sheinberg officiated. Ms. Arpino, 28, is a senior accountant and certified public accountant for Peterson Management in New York. She graduated from Hofstra University. She is the daughter of Karen R. Arpino and Michael S.…

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Molly Sammon, Jeffrey Berryman

Molly Therese Sammon and Jeffrey Michael Berryman were married Nov. 24 at the Journeyman Distillery, a whiskey maker and events space in Three Oaks, Mich. Michael C. Hathaway, a friend of the couple who became a Universal Life minister for the event, officiated. The couple met at the University of Notre Dame, from which both…

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Maya Popa, Sam Nester

Maya Catherine Popa and Sam Matthew Nester were married Nov. 23 at the Explorers Club, a professional society based in New York that promotes scientific exploration, where they are members. The Rev. Charlene Powell, a Presbyterian minister, officiated. Ms. Popa, 29, is an English teacher and the director of the creative writing program at the…

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An Author and Investigator Find Comfort in Each Other

Naomi Wolf and Brian William O’Shea were married Nov. 23 at the Boylston Rooms, a converted industrial space in Easthampton, Mass. Rabbi Judith Goleman, the maternal aunt of the bride, officiated. Dr. Wolf, 56, is the chief executive of DailyClout, a technology company in New York that makes digital tools to help people understand, change…

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Times Insider: I Am a Vegetarian and I Spent a Week With Elk Hunters

Times Insider delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how news, features and opinion come together at The New York Times. WALLOWA COUNTY, Ore. — When you’re lying face down for 20 minutes in a steaming pile of elk droppings, having to remain breathlessly still because the herd may have just spotted your hunting party, you find odd…

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Trending: On Your Next Cruise, Put Down That Cocktail and Head to Class

Supplementing the cooking classes, yoga sessions and naturalist briefings common on most cruise ships, a new wave of shipboard stimuli are focusing on more intellectual fare. Professorial lectures, book clubs and TED Talk screenings aim to add scholarly diversions to sailings on the high seas. Enrichment programs have long been a part of small ship…

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