Just Add Peaches

Stephen and Jessica Rose couldn’t find juicy, fragrant fresh peaches in Nashville, where they settled as newlyweds, so they did something about it. In 2012 the couple bought bushels of peaches — Mr. Rose is from Fort Valley, Ga., and was familiar with Pearson Farm there — loaded the fruit in a 1964 Jeep Gladiator…

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Scientists Took an M.R.I. Scan of an Atom

As our devices get smaller and more sophisticated, so do the materials we use to make them. That means we have to get up close to engineer new materials. Really close. Different microscopy techniques allow scientists to see the nucleotide-by-nucleotide genetic sequences in cells down to the resolution of a couple atoms as seen in…

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A Naughty Name, a Virtuous Menu and a Line Down the Block

ATLANTA — As a name for a food business, Slutty Vegan could have doomed the place from the start. Turns out, it was a really good idea. At what is not much more than a takeout counter in a rapidly gentrifying historic black neighborhood west of downtown Atlanta, people stand in line for two or…

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Martinis at the Bar. Sinatra on Repeat. The TWA Hotel Sells a Jet-Age Fantasy.

Within the first couple of weeks there were half a dozen marriage proposals. Guys dropping to their knees in the Sunken Lounge and on the cantilevered catwalk — popping the question on the Solari split-flap departure board or in “Connie,” the 1958 TWA Lockheed Constellation Starliner parked outside on the roof of a new underground…

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10 Medical Myths We Should Stop Believing. Doctors, Too.

You might assume that standard medical advice was supported by mounds of scientific research. But researchers recently discovered that nearly 400 routine practices were flatly contradicted by studies published in leading journals. Of more than 3,000 studies published from 2003 through 2017 in JAMA and the Lancet, and from 2011 through 2017 in the New…

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Taylor Swift, Scooter Braun and the Power of the Unfollow

Taylor Swift has more than 119 million followers on Instagram. Scooter Braun, who manages Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and Demi Lovato, has just over 3 million. That number appears to be dropping. It all started on Sunday morning, when Mr. Braun’s company, Ithaca Holdings, announced that it had acquired the Big Machine Label Group, which…

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A Recipe for When You (Gasp) Grow Tired of Hot Dogs

While the solstice precedes the Fourth of July by a few weeks or so, the Fourth always feels like both the beginning of summer and its peak. It’s the time we are ready to finally let the relaxed spirit of the warmer months subsume our collective psyche, and yet when it arrives, all we do…

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A Probiotic for Obesity?

People with obesity-related disorders may benefit from supplements of a common gut bacterium, a small pilot study suggests. Researchers tested the bacterium, Akkermansia muciniphila, in 32 men and women who met the criteria for metabolic syndrome by having at least three of five conditions: high fasting blood sugar, high blood pressure, high triglycerides, low HDL…

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Summer Blockbusters

Good morning. I hate to be a bummer but daylight’s burning and the year’s half over and if this thing of ours were a rom-com, we’d be deep in Act II: rising action, higher stakes. Something’s gotta give! Before long, we’ll be buying the kids new Buster Browns and planning out school lunches, soccer practices,…

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Don’t Let the Bedbugs Bite

Image CreditVictoria Roberts Q. Why have bedbugs become such a problem? Are there any new ways to attack them? A. Scientists believe that bedbugs have developed resistance to some insecticides, and travel is helping to spread the resistant insects worldwide. Another major contributor is the failure of many hotels and residential landlords to identify infestations…

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