The Chemists’ War

WASHINGTON — Under a canopy of poplar and oak trees, a team of geophysicists surveyed the forest floor for century-old wartime relics. They positioned an electromagnetic scanner atop the carpet of leaves while the delicate instrument harvested data about objects in the soil beneath. In 1918, mortars and artillery shells arched toward this spot near…

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New Women’s Groups Focus on Generational Mix

Susan Good was sitting with a group of women in her home in Palm Springs, Calif., when one of them began lamenting the difficulties of aging. But it wasn’t the usual script about aches, pains and skyrocketing cholesterol levels. “She said that she felt invisible,” recalled Ms. Good, who is in her 70s. The speaker…

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Can’t Take Your Fancy Dog Hiking in the Country? Hire a Pro

Two years ago, Dane and Brooke Carillo brought home Mackey, an English cream golden retriever, to their two-bedroom apartment in Manhattan, but they quickly realized he wasn’t cut out for city life. When they leave for work, “Mackey’s usually a little sullen, a little sad,” said Mr. Carillo, 34, a finance trader who lives in…

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Check In: Hotel Review: Generation Laptop Finds a Home in Brooklyn

Rates $159 and up. The Basics Founded in the once-rough East London district of Shoreditch in 2006 and rapidly expanding to progressive cities like Amsterdam and Portland, Ore., the Hoxton is like a naughty little sister to the popular Ace chain, replete with rose-colored velvet and china bunny sculptures. There is a certain inevitability to…

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What You Need to Know About Boeing’s 737 Max

The Boeing 737 Max, which the company unveiled in 2017, quickly became one of its most popular planes: 200 Maxes bought by airlines ranging from American to Southwest, are already in the air and more than 4,700 are currently on order. But, in the wake of the fatal Lion Air accident in Indonesia last month…

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How to Date a Lot of Billionaires

After years of romances with a series of fabulously wealthy Nigerian boyfriends, the flamboyant Canadian sisters Jyoti and Kiran Matharoo needed somewhere to store the pricey spoils of their dating careers. So they converted a bedroom in their Toronto home into a large walk-in closet that resembles a luxury boutique. An entire wall is lined…

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F.D.A. Plans to Seek a Ban on Menthol Cigarettes

In a landmark move bound to further shake the tobacco industry, the Food and Drug Administration plans to propose a ban on menthol cigarettes next week as part of its aggressive campaign against flavored e-cigarettes and some tobacco products, agency officials said. The proposal would have to go through the F.D.A. regulatory maze, and it…

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