How a City Once Consumed by Civil Unrest Has Kept Protests Peaceful

A weekend protest in Newark ended at the same intersection where one of the most wrenching and deadly of the race riots that convulsed the nation during the 1960s began. It was there, just outside the First Precinct at the corner of 17th Avenue and Livingston Street, that hundreds of protesters outraged by the death…

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Ferran Adrià’s Potato Chip Omelet Delights Beyond Expectation

Even if you haven’t worked in a restaurant, the concept of family meal may be familiar: It’s the act of cobbling together a meal that salvages or repurposes ingredients to resourcefully feed a restaurant’s staff before service, and, ideally, to connect them at the table. The frugality of this kind of meal can be thrilling…

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U.S. and Chinese Scientists Trace Evolution of Coronaviruses in Bats

An international team of scientists, including a prominent researcher at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, has analyzed all known coronaviruses in Chinese bats and used genetic analysis to trace the likely origin of the novel coronavirus to horseshoe bats. In their report, posted online Sunday, they also point to the great variety of these viruses…

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Gay Couples Can Teach Straight People a Thing or Two About Arguing

Elana Arian and Julia Cadrain, a same-sex couple in Brooklyn, recently fought about a hat. OK, it wasn’t really about the hat. (It never is.) Cadrain likes things tidy. Really tidy. To the point where it annoys her entire family. “I put things away while they’re still using them,” she admitted. So when Cadrain found…

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Pregnancy Loss Tied to Increased Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Loss of a pregnancy may increase a woman’s risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, Danish researchers report. Their study, in Diabetologia, included 24,774 women who developed diabetes after pregnancy and 247,740 controls who did not. Compared with women who had been pregnant without losing a baby, those who lost one were at an 18 percent…

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The Minnesota Bail Fund That Helps Protestors

A small Minneapolis bail fund has received millions of dollars in funding from people after the killing of George Floyd, a black man who died on Memorial Day after a white police officer pinned him to the ground with his knee. Since Wednesday, the Minnesota Freedom Fund, founded in 2016, has received tens of thousands…

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Finding Euphoria in Bangkok’s Food Scene

With travel restrictions in place worldwide, we’ve launched a new series, The World Through a Lens, in which photojournalists help transport you, virtually, to some of our planet’s most beautiful and intriguing places. This week, Louise Palmberg shares a collection of photographs from the markets and food stands in Bangkok. Early this year, in search…

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How to Be Your Own Glam Squad for a Zoom Wedding

Hair salons, spas and beauty retailers are continuing to help couples prepare for their weddings, even though most have been forced to temporarily close because of the coronavirus. Some are offering services like online tutorials and Instagram Live chats that feature tips from experts. Couples are finding all this support a godsend. “Getting beauty advice…

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Shopping for Outdoor Coffee Tables

On terraces and decks, one piece of furniture is often key to anchoring a seating arrangement: the coffee table. And if you haven’t got one, where are you going to put your drinks? “It’s a must,” said Lee Cavanaugh, a partner at Cullman & Kravis Associates, a New York-based interior design firm. “I’ve seen people,…

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Killing coronavirus with handheld ultraviolet light device may be feasible

A personal, handheld device emitting high-intensity ultraviolet light to disinfect areas by killing the novel coronavirus is now feasible, according to researchers at Penn State, the University of Minnesota and two Japanese universities. There are two commonly employed methods to sanitize and disinfect areas from bacteria and viruses — chemicals or ultraviolet radiation exposure. The…

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