ScienceTake: How Ants Sniff Out the Right Path

Carpenter ants follow trails. Just watch them wandering about on your wooden porch until they strike a trail of pheromones (chemicals ants use for communication) that another ant has laid down. Ants don’t have noses, so they wave their antennas around to pick up the trail, then off they go on the road to ruin.…

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From Iris van Herpen, Clouds at Your Feet

PARIS — Iris van Herpen is a Dutch designer whose otherworldly fashion creations utilize technology to an extent seldom seen outside of a laboratory. For her latest couture collection, “Shift Souls,” unveiled in Paris this week, influences included the “Harmonia Macrocosmica,” a 17th-century star atlas, the fluidity of identity change and the possibility of engineered…

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TRENDING: Take a DNA Test, Then Buy an Airplane Ticket

Rondel Holder, who lives in New York and works as a content creator at Essence magazine, was curious about his ethnic background, so he took a home DNA test that he bought from Ancestry. “I always thought of myself as being from Brooklyn, with Grenadian and Jamaican roots,” he said. But the test results told…

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The Fish You Really Should Be Cooking

There are certain recipes that are immediately appealing, beloved by most and attainable by all. They tend to be easy, comforting, delicious-looking no-brainers that don’t require much persuading for people to make them. Think giant bowls of gloriously cheesy pasta. Then there are the recipes that may not immediately inspire because they may seem unfamiliar or…

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Fashion Review: Walking the Fashion High Wire

PARIS — Out the women came, carrying one another on their backs. Up the women went, hoisted by each other’s hands. Over their bodies curved, all different sizes and strengths. Maria Grazia Chiuri had hired the all-female acrobatic troupe Mimbre for her Dior show, and they stacked themselves into various innovative kinds of human pyramids…

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Medical News Today: ‘Reprogramming’ immune cells to attack cancer tumors

Cancer cells can be treacherous targets for both therapeutic agents and the body’s natural defense line — the immune system. But a new approach to «rewiring» macrophages, the body’s pathogen and debris eaters, could offer a fresh boost to cancer immunotherapy. Researchers are developing a strategy to ‘arm’ the immune system’s ‘debris eaters’ against cancer.…

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The Best Street Style From Paris Couture Week

Paris Couture fashion week spring 2019 kicked off with a dazzling circus-inspired Dior show, but the other show is on the street. Click through to see how show-goers are battling the cold and dressing for fashion’s fanciest runway shows with our daily updates, courtesy of photographer Tyler Joe.

The Fix: Beyond the Built-in Bookcase

Like a bespoke suit tailored to flatter your body, custom-made built-ins can enhance the appearance of a home — elevating the design, offering creative solutions to everyday problems and disguising unsightly features like exposed pipes or air ducts. “If you do it right, the built-in becomes a hybrid of a work of art and a…

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Big Change in Little Cottonwood Canyon

When Cassie Dippo’s family moved from the city of New York to the slopes of Alta, Utah, in 1965, she was 9 years old. The snow was dry and white and famously light and often so deep it reached well past her (and her father’s) waist. There were four chairlifts. Lift tickets were $4.50. And…

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