W.H.O. Says Limited or No Screen Time for Children Under 5

In a new set of guidelines, the World Health Organization said that infants under 1 year old should not be exposed to electronic screens and that children between the ages of 2 and 4 should not have more than one hour of “sedentary screen time” each day. Limiting, and in some cases eliminating, screen time…

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Scientists Create Speech From Brain Signals

“In my head, I churn over every sentence ten times, delete a word, add an adjective, and learn my text by heart, paragraph by paragraph,” wrote Jean-Dominique Bauby in his memoir, “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.” In the book, Mr. Bauby, a journalist and editor, recalled his life before and after a paralyzing stroke…

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A New Museum Explores 2,000 Years of Jewish Life in Italy

The epigraph etched in Latin on the ancient stone tablet was short and tender: “Claudia Aster, prisoner from Jerusalem.” Brought to Rome in chains after the quelling of the revolt in Jerusalem in 70 A.D., she was apparently the concubine of a Roman notable who wanted to give her a dignified burial and added an…

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The Most Wondrous Things at the Milan Furniture Fair

MILAN — The winding staircase of the Palazzo Serbelloni was jammed with visitors photographing the bulbous Venezia lamps that Marcel Wanders designed for Louis Vuitton. The designers at the International Furniture Fair in Milan have long figured out that the 386,000 who attended this month are a tiny slice of the real audience, who live…

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Woman Wakes After 27 Years Unconscious

LONDON — When Munira Abdulla had last been fully awake, the first George Bush was America’s president and the Soviet Union was nearing its demise. It was the year the Persian Gulf war ended. In 1991, at the age of 32, Ms. Abdulla, from the oasis city of Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates,…

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No Regrets: Taylor Swift, Nancy Pelosi and Jared Kushner at the Time 100 Gala

“What just happened?” said Chip Gaines, the HGTV personality, collapsing into an elevator after the Time 100 gala on Tuesday night. While Time magazine has diminished in influence, its annual exercise to rank the world’s “100 most influential people” still manages to draw a crowd. There were so many famous names at Jazz at Lincoln…

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No Noise Complaints Here

Dance music purists in New York City were dealt three devastating blows on New Year’s Day. The venerable nightclubs Cielo and Output were shuttered, and their Funktion-One speakers, considered among the best in their class, were silenced. In addition, the custom sound system at Analog Brooklyn, an industrial club in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn,…

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