Bone analysis suggests small T. rexes were not a separate genus; they were kids

Settling a decades-long debate about whether small Tyrannosaurus rex specimens represent a separate genus or rather just «kids» of their kind, a new examination of thinly sliced bones from two specimens at the Burpee Museum of Natural History in Illinois suggests the latter. The specimens were juveniles that had not yet experienced a major growth…


F.D.A. Plans to Ban Most E-Cigarette Flavors but Menthol

The Trump administration is expected to announce later this week that it will ban mint-, fruit- and dessert-flavored e-cigarette cartridges popular with teenagers, but allow menthol and tobacco flavors to remain on the market. Flavored liquid nicotine used in open tank systems can continue to be sold, administration officials said, an important concession to vape…


Ringing in the New Year (With Rings)

When Douglas Parr proposed to Nadine Christensen a year ago, the two knew almost immediately that they would get married in their home in Brisbane, Australia and that they would get married on New Year’s Eve 2019. The end of the year and the start of the new one marks the end of what has…


The Meat-Lover’s Guide to Eating Less Meat

For all of my adult life, I’ve reveled in rare rib-eye steaks and oozing Camembert. I won’t let go of my drumstick until I’ve gnawed off every bit of cartilage and golden skin, and it’s best to not even talk about bacon so crisp that it won’t bend for that first porky bite. Yet over…


Antibiotics May Raise the Risk of Allergies

Giving antibiotics to infants may increase their risk for developing allergies, a new study suggests. Researchers used records of 798,426 children in the Military Health System database from 2001 to 2013, tracking their antibiotic prescriptions in infancy and allergy diagnoses in childhood. About 17 percent of them were treated with one or more courses of…


At the Four Horsemen, the Food Catches Up to the Wine

In the fall, when I was supposed to be thinking about the best restaurants I’d reviewed over the year, I found myself thinking often and happily about a four-year-old restaurant that I’d never reviewed at all: the Four Horsemen, in Brooklyn. It had opened in the summer of 2015, and while I’d enjoyed it, gone…


Brooklyn’s Great American Diner


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A Devotee of Basque Food Brings It to Two Bridges

Headliner Ernesto’s At 21, Ryan Bartlow took off for Spain, most specifically for San Sebastián in the Basque region. The chef worked at some good restaurants in his hometown, Chicago, after culinary school, and then got himself a two-year stint at Akelarre, a restaurant with three Michelin stars overlooking San Sebastián, where he fell in…