This cuttlefish is flamboyant on special occasions only!

WOODS HOLE, Mass. — The flashy Flamboyant Cuttlefish is among the most famous of the cephalopods (octopus, squid, and cuttlefish) — but it is widely misunderstood by its legions of fans. A new paper from the Roger Hanlon laboratory at the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, sets the record straight. «This animal is well known…

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Trump Ethics Panel Urges Rejection of Fetal Tissue Research

WASHINGTON — A new federal ethics advisory board created to evaluate scientific research involving fetal tissue has advised the Trump administration to reject funding for nearly every proposal it considered — a de facto government ban on the work. In a report issued on Tuesday, the Human Fetal Tissue Research Ethics Advisory Board, established in…

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Is Guest Marriage for You?

Not only marriage dreamers but also real spouses no longer consider guest marriage something exceptional. Gwyneth Paltrow admitted that she spends only part of the week with her husband Brad Falchuk, and then he returns to his house. All her married friends say that her schedule is perfect, so they do not want to change…

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Iconic ’60s Fashion Trends That We Still Love Today

Getty Images The Swinging Sixties is known for major shifts in culture, politics, music, and fashion. Between second-wave feminism and the assassinations of major world leaders like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., John F. Kennedy and Malcom X, the tumultuous decade had a direct connection with how people chose to express themselves through style. The…

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Covid-19 Live Updates: Pooled Testing, Once Promising, Is Failing in the U.S.

Here’s what you need to know: ImageA Roche Cobas 8800 System is used for Covid-19 testing at a Quest Diagnostics facility in Teterboro, N.J. In July, Quest became the first commercial lab to receive emergency authorization for pooled testing.Credit…Ryan Christopher Jones for The New York Times Pooled testing has become worthless in areas of the…

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Thousands of Miles Away, but Still by His Daughter’s Side

My wife sent me a text: “Molly is going to call you with news. Be happy.” The call came, and the news: Our older daughter, Molly Jane, 26, who has lived in Russia since she went to graduate school there four years ago, was engaged to marry her current boyfriend, Pavel Shushkov, known as Pasha,…

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Save the Gaiters!

The reports of the demise of the neck gaiter have been greatly exaggerated. A gaiter is a tube of fabric worn around the neck, often to keep skiers or runners warm in cold weather. But during the coronavirus pandemic, lightweight neck gaiters have been popular with runners, cyclists and people with beards because they can…

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In the Virtual (and Actual) Footsteps of Raphael

This was supposed to be the year of Raphael. Five hundred years after his death at 37, the Renaissance master was due to receive the exalted rollout reserved for artistic superstars: blockbuster museum shows in Rome and London; conferences and lectures at universities and cultural centers around the world; flag-waving and wreath-laying in his Italian…

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Why Pooled Testing for the Coronavirus Isn’t Working

Earlier this summer, Trump administration officials hailed a new strategy for catching coronavirus infections: pooled testing. The decades-old approach combines samples from multiple people to save time and precious testing supplies. Federal health officials like Dr. Anthony S. Fauci and Adm. Brett Giroir said pooling would allow for constant surveillance of large sectors of the…

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In This Dinner Series, Chinese Food Is at Home Worldwide

Lucas Sin was recently telling a Dominican cook about hong dou sha, a red bean soup popular as a chilled Cantonese summer dessert. “Oh, yeah,” Mr. Sin recalled the cook’s saying, “habichuelas con dulce.” The Dominican Eastertime dessert, also a cold red bean soup, is spiced with cloves, while the Chinese treat is cinnamon-driven, and…

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