One Martini, Ice Cold, With a Blanket and a Scarf

In winters past, Del Pedro, an owner of Tooker Alley in Brooklyn, responded to snowfall by inviting a group of friends to drink martinis in the bar’s frigid backyard. Called the Polar Bear Martini Club, the gatherings were a wry gesture of hearty determination tossed into the teeth of inclement weather. But what was once…

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Eli Lilly Claims Drug Prevents Coronavirus Infection in Nursing Homes

An unusual experiment to prevent nursing home staff members and residents from infection with the coronavirus has succeeded, the drug maker Eli Lilly announced on Thursday. A drug containing monoclonal antibodies — laboratory-grown virus-fighters — prevented symptomatic infections in residents who were exposed to the virus, even the frail older people who are most vulnerable,…

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Robert Bigelow: Is There Life After Death?

It set the stage for his new afterlife contest, seeking the best available evidence of survival of consciousness, with prizes of $500,000, $300,000 and $150,000 for first, second and third place. The winners will be announced on Nov. 1. Entrants must qualify as serious researchers by Feb. 28, with a record of at least five…

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What Can I Do to End My Family’s Wedding Wars?

My half sister got engaged recently and, because of the pandemic, decided to elope. When she told our dad about her plans, all hell broke loose! He wanted her to wait and have a big, beautiful wedding. Three months after her elopement, he is still upset and hurt. As a family, we’ve tried to tell…

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Lizzie Borden’s Notoriety Is This Home’s Selling Point

The morning after Andrew Borden and his wife, Abby, were hacked to death in their home on Second Street in Fall River, Mass., in August 1892, 1,500 people gathered in front of the house, drawn by news of a grisly crime in their quiet town. The case would become more enthralling: Andrew Borden’s 32-year-old daughter,…

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trips

That’s the case for Randy Buescher, 66, an architect in Chicago, who is planning a road trip to New Orleans via Mobile, Ala., where he was born and lived for the first three years before his family moved north. He hasn’t been back since. “I don’t know if I do or don’t have any memories,”…

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Amid One Pandemic, Students Train for the Next

The project was awarded funding in early 2020, said Christine Marizzi, the chief scientist at BioBus. Weeks later, the coronavirus began to pummel the nation, and the team was forced to shift their plans. But Dr. Marizzi, who has long specialized in community-based research, was undeterred. For the remainder of the school year, the team…

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How They Proposed

It was a year unlike any other, as the coronavirus brought most of the world to a standstill in 2020. While the wedding industry suffered immensely, life went on, and people still fell in love, proposed and got married no matter. There was no shortage of creativity when it came to asking that age-old question,…

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Coffee Tied to Lower Risk of Prostate Cancer

Drinking coffee may lower the risk for prostate cancer. Researchers combined data from 16 prospective studies that calculated the risk associated with the highest versus the lowest coffee consumption. In all, there were 1,081,586 participants and 57,732 cases of prostate cancer in studies conducted in the United States, Europe and Japan. The review appears in…

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A Living Legacy in Pediatric Cancer Research

According to Dr. Renbarger, “in about 85 to 90 percent of cases, we’ve found something clinically relevant about the patient or the tumor as a result of testing to help further guide therapy.” Dr. Renbarger is drawn to targeted therapies because they “may have fewer side effects than previous treatments, helping the child have a…

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