NUS researchers develop a new library of atomically thin 2D materials

Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have created a whole new library of atomically thin, two-dimensional (2D) materials using a novel and powerful approach of engineering the composition of transition metal dichalcogenides. Materials that are atomically thin offer a platform to explore a wide range of intriguing physical properties and could provide many…

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Perfume Etiquette Tips

We recall the situations where it is appropriate to apply more drops of the precious perfume, and when it is better to restrain ourselves. Below are some tips on fragrance etiquette – how much, when and why – all you need to know about the unwritten rules of wearing a perfume. Use perfume only on…

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Tips for Ridding Coats and Pullovers of Fuzzy Pillings

In some parts of the world, April weather was almost summer-like, somewhere it turned out to be quite severe, but it’s finally time now to put warm things on the farthest shelf wherever you are! But before that you need to take care of them. This means to wash them and get rid of fuzzy…

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Gucci and the Future of Fashion Shows and Gender

ImageAlessandro Michele, Gucci’s creative director, in Dec. 2019.Credit…Stephanie Gengotti for The New York Times Gucci wants to change show business. Or, rather, the business of shows. The Italian brand has joined the chorus of brands and retailers calling for a permanent reset of the fashion system thanks to Covid-19, adding the weight of a giant…

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Trump Administration Coronavirus Testing Strategy Draws Concerns: ‘This Isn’t the Hunger Games’

The Trump administration’s new testing strategy, released Sunday to Congress, holds individual states responsible for planning and carrying out all coronavirus testing, while planning to provide some supplies needed for the tests. The proposal also says existing testing capacity, if properly targeted, is sufficient to contain the outbreak. But epidemiologists say that amount of testing…

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Live Coronavirus Global News Tracker: Latest Updates

Here’s what you need to know: President Trump and the first lady at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday.Credit…Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and his wife, Jill, at a veterans memorial in Wilmington, Del.Credit…Erin Schaff/The New York Times Americans mark a holiday like no other. President Trump and the…

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Fear of Covid Leads Other Patients to Decline Critical Treatment

It was the call Lance Hansen, gravely ill with liver disease, had been waiting weeks for, and it came just before midnight in late April. A liver was available for him. He got up to get dressed for the three-hour drive to San Francisco for the transplant surgery. And then he panicked. “Within five minutes…

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Pass the Popcorn and Shhh! The Wedding Is About to Start

On what was supposed to be their wedding night, Lindsey Leaverton and Bri Houk sat in their car on the top floor of a parking garage in North Austin and ate pizza, watched the sunset and finished off a Yeti full of champagne. “I put on a private concert for Bri and we danced under…

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The Paradox of Memorial Day

Good morning. One hundred and one years ago, the American ambassador to France, Hugh Wallace, invited President Woodrow Wilson to speak at a Memorial Day ceremony near Paris, to honor American doughboys killed during World War I. The president had been in France for months attending to the peace process and was in ill health,…

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Virus Threatens Chinese Traditions of Chopsticks and Family-Style Meals

At Chilli Kitchen in Beijing, spicy and mouth-numbing Sichuan dishes are laid out family style. Using red chopsticks, diners dive into steaming bowls of pork won tons bathed in fragrant chili oil and sesame seeds, and rummage through platters filled with dried red chili peppers to unearth juicy bits of roasted fish. Sharing food is…

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