Horror Masks Are Never Just About the Monster

Surfacing These cinematic mainstays continue to terrify. ImageCredit…Trevor Wisecup for The New York Times Credit…Landon Nordeman for The New York Times Credit…Brad Ogbonna for The New York Times When “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre” came out in 1974, it was marketed as a true story, which undoubtedly added to the horror factor. The claim was…

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Sarah Bahbah Turns Her Lens on the Millennial Condition

Name: Sarah Bahbah Age: 28 Hometown: Perth, Australia Now lives: A one-bedroom “creative sanctuary” in West Hollywood, Calif., filled with art and fluffy pillows. Claim to fame: Ms. Bahbah is an Australian visual artist known for her cinematic, color-saturated photographs of young women, as well as the heartthrob actors Dylan Sprouse and Noah Centineo. She…

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Instead, a Short Run to the Altar

Lyndsey Cecilia McKenna and Nicholas Justin Bunker were supposed to run the Chicago marathon on Oct. 11, but after it was canceled they decided to make the date special another way — with a small wedding at St. Mary Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in St. Petersburg, Fla. “At every point the goal posts…

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Setting a Record at the’ Retirement Community

Mia Aplin Rollins and Samuel Sebastian Pihan, both 25, set a record on Oct. 3 as the youngest couple ever to get married at RiverWoods Exeter, a retirement community in Exeter, N.H. Fourteen years earlier, her maternal grandfather, Dick Aplin, now 91, had the first wedding there in October 2006, when he was 77. “My…

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The Word Through the Grapevine: Yes

David Alexander Gosse didn’t think of Meredith Moss too often after they graduated from Olympus High School near Salt Lake City in 1991. Back then, he was scared of her ambition. “I remember her as being this intensely driven person who was like, ‘Get out of my way! I’m on a mission to go rule…

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Bioplastics no safer than other plastics

Conventional plastic is made from oil. The production of plastic is not sustainable, and it can contain substances we know are dangerous if ingested. In recent years, bioplastics have come onto the market as an alternative to conventional plastic. Bioplastic has some apparent advantages: it is usually made from recycled material or plant cellulose, it…

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ERA-EDTA has launched a new series of e-seminars!

ERA-EDTA is organizing a series of e-seminars to initiate open discussion within the nephrology community on how to apply the findings of recent trials to the needs of patients. The e-seminars will bring together kidney disease experts to provide a detailed update on the latest studies, give information on study design, study population and results,…

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Study finds field of forensic anthropology lacks diversity

(Boston)—The field of forensic anthropology is a relatively homogenous discipline in terms of diversity (people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with mental and physical disabilities, etc.) and this is highly problematic for the field of study and for most forensic anthropologists. At the core of the forensic sciences are basic sciences and the STEM fields,…

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Response to adjuvant bevacizumab among patients with resected melanoma may vary by age

Bottom Line: Younger patients with resected melanoma had some benefit from adjuvant treatment with the anti-VEGF therapeutic bevacizumab (Avastin) while older patients with resected melanoma did not. Preclinical data showed that VEGF, a protein that promotes angiogenesis and is the target of bevacizumab, decreased with age, and was superseded by the protein sFRP2 in promoting…

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Regeneration of eye cells: Warning lights discovered

Moving around in the half-light is difficult but not impossible. To help us in this undertaking we have the rods, a type of light-sensitive cells (photoreceptors) present in the retina of vertebrates, capable of detecting very low lights which allow to move about even in poorly lit cellars or caves. They are biological wonders capable…

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