New online research database set to boost battle against COVID-19

Researchers around the world can tap into a new inter-disciplinary online database of COVID-19 research — allowing them to search for new partners, resources and funding to boost the global battle against the virus. Launched today, the international open-access database for ongoing research activity COVID CORPUS aims to encourage collaboration and reduce duplication between researchers…

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H.B.C.U. Homecomings Are Canceled, but Students and Alumni Will Feast Anyway

Matriculation at historically Black colleges and universities is more than late-night study sessions: It’s a balancing act between academics and discovering merriment, and learning how to be. It’s routine to walk the same grassy quadrant as ancestors who believed education was a weapon, while making plans to let off steam. At homecoming, the uniqueness of…

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Young People Are Stepping Up to Be Poll Workers

WASHINGTON — During the Wisconsin primary in April, Jacob Major, a high school student, noticed how the line for one of Milwaukee’s five polling locations dragged on for blocks. At the beginning of the pandemic, the city did not have enough volunteers and officials to staff its 180 polling sites, leading it to shutter 175…

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Chicken From Your Oven (and Eleven Madison Park)

A chicken roasted in your oven with the chef Daniel Humm looking over your shoulder is what Eleven Madison Park is offering for the first time. Its dinner kit, serving two to four, consists of a ready-to-cook Green Circle chicken (raised on restaurant scraps and stuffed with brioche, foie gras and black truffles), with sides…

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The Story of Barbuto

Since 2004, Jonathan Waxman — the California chef credited for bringing the fresh, sunny cooking of his home state to New York decades ago — has been at the helm of Barbuto, a casual, welcoming and highly regarded West Village restaurant. It had to vacate its garagelike premises last year. Then, just a few weeks…

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A Wine Dispenser for Your Counter

The Boxxle provides a more elegant option than a cardboard box for dispensing wine in bulk, much like decanting that grocery store container of milk into a pitcher. The sleek unit, sheathed in stainless steel, comes empty, with plastic bags that you can insert and fill with three liters (four standard bottles) of wine. As…

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This Mac and Cheese Goes Nationwide

When I tested the recipe for Murray’s Cheese’s macaroni and cheese for the City Harvest cookbook several years ago, my family said it was the best mac and cheese they had ever eaten. Murray’s has been selling it in New York to take home, and now they have started shipping it nationwide. It comes frozen,…

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Floyd Cardoz’s Memory Lives On Through Masalas

Credit…SOGA Design Collective for Burlap & Barrel Credit…Devin Yalkin for The New York Times Before he died of Covid-19 in March, the popular Indian chef and restaurateur Floyd Cardoz was working with Burlap & Barrel, a Queens spice company that specializes in sustainable, single-origin products, to create a line of masala blends. Thanks to the…

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How Politicians Became 2020’s Biggest Fashion Influencers

JUSTIN SULLIVAN/GETTY IMAGES; JARED SOARES; AP/SHUTTERSTOCK. It seems like several lifetimes ago that Michelle Obama shocked a public steeped in couture-clad First Ladies by rotating through a kaleidoscope of young designers—Thakoon and Jason Wu among them. In her Netflix documentary Becoming, Obama addresses the pressures that caused her to embrace clothing as part of her…

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The Race for a Super-Antibody Against the Coronavirus

Even as vaccines are hailed as our best hope against the coronavirus, dozens of scientific groups are working on an alternate defense: monoclonal antibodies. These therapies shot to prominence just this month after President Trump got an infusion of an antibody cocktail made by Regeneron and credited it for his apparent recovery, even calling it…

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