Relaxing the Rules of Social Distancing

Sara Goodman, 39, has kept kosher her entire life. An associate professor of political science at the University of California, Irvine, Ms. Goodman is used to responding to dinner invitations with an awkward but polite inquiry about what sort of food will be served, and if accommodations can be made for her. It’s a skill,…

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Time-Saving DIY Tricks for Your Home

As soon as they sprang up, life hacks have been constantly growing in popularity, for what can be better than easing up our daily chores? Most of these hacks are so devious that we could hardly cotton on to the ideas themselves. There are a lot of them around, but more of them are always…

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How to Make a Dish Towel Tote Bag, With Rodarte

DESIGNER D.I.Y. SERIES Image Laura and Kate Mulleavy show us how to turn kitchen towels and costume jewelry into a carry-all. June 2, 2020 At a time when everyone is isolated at home, nervous about spending money and without an occasion to dress up, what can we do to help you pass the time? Styles…

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Ready to Sell? Here’s How to Refresh Your Home During Lockdown

The warm weather of spring usually ushers in a flurry of real estate activity, as buyers and sellers begin plotting summer moves. But this year, with different parts of the country on varying degrees of lockdown, and the coronavirus putting the kibosh on many open houses, some sellers may be hesitating to list their homes.…

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Zak Arogundade, a Musician and Designer From Stockholm

Name: Zak Arogundade (a.k.a. Ecco2K) Age: 25 Hometown: raised in Stockholm (with his mother) and London (with his father). Now Lives: in a two-bedroom apartment in Stockholm that he shares with a friend. Claim to Fame: Mr. Arogundade is a member of the Drain Gang, a fashion-forward Swedish music collective known for its atmospheric rap.…

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Terahertz radiation can disrupt proteins in living cells

Researchers from the RIKEN Center for Advanced Photonics and collaborators have discovered that terahertz radiation, contradicting conventional belief, can disrupt proteins in living cells without killing the cells. This finding implies that terahertz radiation, which was long considered impractical to use, may have applications in manipulating cell functions for the treatment of cancer, for example,…

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An optimal decision-making strategy emerges from non-stop learning

Unlike machines, the behaviour of animals and humans almost always has an element of unpredictability. Countless experiments have shown that our responses to the exact same challenge are sometimes faster, sometimes slower, sometimes correct and sometimes wrong. In the field of neuroscience, this variability is often attributed to what is called «noise». An ever-present «neural…

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UM School of Medicine’s Institute of Human Virology awarded grants for COVID-19

The Center for International Health, Education and Biosecurity (Ciheb) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Institute of Human Virology was awarded $4 million from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to support coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) response activities in Botswana, Nigeria, Malawi, and Mozambique. «Low-resource regions in Africa are vulnerable…

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Fujita Health University releases a preliminary report of Favipiravir Observational Study

Favipiravir Observational Study Group (principal investigator: Dr. Yohei Doi, Fujita Health University) released a preliminary report of the Favipiravir Observational Study in Japan on the Japanese Association for Infectious Diseases website. URL: http://www.kansensho.or.jp/uploads/files/topics/2019ncov/covid19_casereport_en_200529.pdf Favipiraivr (brand name Avigan) is an anti-influenza drug which was developed by FUJIFILM Toyama Chemical Co., Ltd. Favipiravir can be administered to…

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