Mastering the Art of the Tablescape

When a room is nearly finished and all the major pieces of furniture are in place, there’s one thing you need to make the space feel complete: an artfully arranged tablescape, or grouping of objects on a console, coffee, side or center table. “The poetry of a room is often found in these more intimate…

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Contemporary Fare at Red Paper Clip in the West Village

Headliner Red Paper Clip There’s no sign, but you might spot the red neon paper clip hanging high in the window of this very particular new restaurant. The chefs and partners, Kevin Chen and Tashi Gyamtso, decided to incorporate the word “red,” often used in China, in the name, which also refers to the story,…

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Were U.S. Diplomats Attacked in Cuba? Brain Study Deepens Mystery

In late 2016, dozens of United States diplomats working in Cuba and China began reporting odd mental symptoms: persistent headaches, vertigo, blurred vision, hearing phantom sounds. Since then, scientists and commentators have groped for plausible explanations. Deliberate physical attacks, involving microwaves or other such technology? Or were psychological factors, subconscious yet mind-altering, the more likely…

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The Lowest of Low Seasons at the Edge of the World

The 52 Places Traveler The 52 Places Traveler was one of four tourists on the remote Falkland Islands, also known as Las Islas Malvinas. But there were thousands of penguins. Jul 23, 2019 Image More than a thousand breeding pairs of king penguins make their home on East Falkland Island.CreditSebastian Modak/The New York Times Our…

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A Salad Bowl With an Heirloom Price

At nearly $500 for the salad bowl, you’d think Alice Waters would handpick and rinse the lettuces for you herself. But no, she only inspired the new bowl for the Permanent Collection online shop. It’s a beautiful piece, fairly shallow and 13 1/4 inches across, with an alluring natural pattern. Ms. Waters selected redwood for…

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When Grandparents Help Hold It All Together

Much as I look forward to spending time with my granddaughter each week, Thursdays can feel long. I board the commuter train in my New Jersey town at 8:14 a.m., switch to the subway in Manhattan and reach my daughter’s apartment in Brooklyn by 10. Bartola, who’s nearly 3, comes hurtling down the hallway to…

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Study: Fat cells play key role in dangerous transformation of melanoma

IMAGE: Nano-vaccine mechanism of action: following injection, the nano-vaccine internalizes into immune cells, leading to activation of T cells to recognize and attack melanoma. view more  Credit: Professor Carmit Levy/AFTAU Researchers at Tel Aviv University, led by Prof. Carmit Levy and Dr. Tamar Golan of the Department of Human Genetics and Biochemistry at TAU’s Sackler School…

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Study identifies cells required for the development of a healthy uterus

BOSTON — Knowledge of the biological processes involved in the development of the uterus is important for understanding uterine health and fertility. A research team led by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has uncovered important insights on a type of cell that is critical for the formation of a functioning uterus. These cells are…

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Researchers map protein-gene interactions involved in Alzheimer’s disease

IMAGE: In brains affected by Alzheimer’s disease, abnormal levels of the beta-amyloid protein clump together to form plaques (seen in brown) that collect between neurons and disrupt cell function. Abnormal collections… view more  Credit: National Institute on Aging, NIH Among the confounding challenges of diagnosing and treating Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the fact that patients with…

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Hit your head, lose your sense of smell

It’s long been known that people who suffer a major concussion can lose their sense of smell temporarily and also develop affective problems, such as anxiety and depression. Now scientists have found that’s true even for people who get a minor concussion. Falling off a bike with a helmet on, having a fender-bender in one’s…

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