Gay Penguin Couple Foster Egg in Australia

By SEA LIFE SYDNEY AQUARIUM and STORYFUL | Jan. 15, 2019 | 0:59

Sphen and Magic, two male penguins at the Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, looked after an egg when a heterosexual penguin couple wasn’t up to the task. The 3-month-old chick will be called Sphengic until it gets a permanent name.

What to Do With All the Spices That Have Piled Up in Your Kitchen

Most American New Year’s resolutions focus on how to eat less food. Mine are trained on ways to consume more. More dinner parties! More tackling of recipes that have been sitting in a manila folder since before my now college-age child was born! More late-to-the-party Instant Pot cooking! More fear-facing: I will master bone broth!…


Opposed to G.M.O.s? How Much Do You Know About Them?

Image Most scientists agree that genetically modified organisms, or G.M.O.s, are safe to eat. But a new study suggests that the people who are most extremely opposed to them know the least about them. Researchers surveyed 501 randomly selected adults, testing their knowledge of G.M.O.s with a series of true/false questions — for example, the…


Restaurant Review: Benno, Proudly Out of Step With the Age

Dated was the word one friend used after going to Benno, and if you’ve eaten there, too, you’ll know why. It’s as if the past 15 years in food never happened. The menu seems to be stuck in some time between 1994, when Thomas Keller bought the French Laundry, and 2004, when he opened Per…


Field Notes: She Watches Weddings, One Click at a Time

For the past 22 years, Genevieve de Manio has photographed more than 475 weddings, including those of Chelsea Clinton, Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent, and John Henry, the owner of the Red Sox. She charges between $12,000 to $15,000 per job “A truly good image stirs something in you when you see it, a feeling…


Souen Was Populated by Dinosaurs and Served Twig Tea. I Loved It.

The news that the SoHo location of Souen is closing at the end of January has triggered strong responses — from me as well. That’s because the macrobiotic restaurant has Last Dodo status, and its demise hits upon a few key New York obsessions: real estate, food and people’s obsessions with their bodies. Oh, and…


Medical News Today: How to prevent psoriasis flares

Psoriasis is a long-term autoimmune skin condition. There is no cure, but people can use medical treatments, home remedies, and lifestyle changes to prevent psoriasis flares and reduce their severity. Psoriasis prevention requires people with this condition to take prescription medication or to identify and avoid any psoriasis triggers. The best treatment option may vary…


Innovative skin patch may offer long-term contraception

Researchers have devised a new technology that may soon enable women to «self-administer long-acting contraceptives» in a matter of seconds. Women may soon benefit from self-administered contraception with long-acting effects. More than 60 percent of women of reproductive age in the United States are using contraception, according to the latest estimates from the Centers for…


On Location: Split Personality in Seattle

When Bob Boyce and Victor Ren first saw their home in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, “it was not the kind of house we were looking for,” said Mr. Boyce, 48. “Our aesthetic is pretty modern and clean,” he said, while the French Norman-style house with a turret, built in 1927, was more like…


With Beaches, Wine and Buzz, Is This Australia’s Next Hot Place?

The late afternoon sunlight in Western Australia’s Margaret River region is deeply golden, casting its buttery hue across vineyards and filtering through the forests of giant karri trees. Sometimes the landscape looks almost European, with roads tunneled by groves of old trees next to fields of baled hay. Then you spot a herd of Western…