The News Cycle Is Crushing Seattle’s Vibrant Restaurant Scene

SEATTLE — Tom Douglas still marvels at how quickly everything went south. “We were having a really good start of February,” said the veteran Seattle chef and restaurateur. He was set to sign a lease on a new space late in the month, which would have been his 14th restaurant overall. Mr. Douglas and his…

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Using the Pandemic as an Opportunity to Lose Weight and Get in Shape

It’s been somewhat of a running joke in a profoundly unfunny time: endless laments about the “quarantine 15” or “Covid 19,” referring to the number of pounds gained during lockdown. According to a June survey of 2,000 American adults by the weight loss program Nutrisystem, 76 percent of respondents gained weight, up to 16 pounds,…

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My Quest for Sadness

It was a gray early spring day just west of Cleveland, where my husband and I had driven from New York City to say goodbye to his dying aunt. My sister-in-law and our niece and nephew joined us at the hospice facility where Aunt Linda was already being administered palliative care. Aunt Linda was mostly…

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Prime Day is Offering These Editor-Approved Leggings For Only $20

It’s finally Prime Day, which means for the next 48 hours (or until October 14 12am PST), everything from AirPods to dutch ovens to fashion and far, far beyond is on sale. If you’re not sure where to start, there’s one deal in particular that anyone who’s been living in leggings these last few months…

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New method uses noise to make spectrometers more accurate

Optical spectrometers are instruments with a wide variety of uses. By measuring the intensity of light across different wavelengths, they can be used to image tissues or measure the chemical composition of everything from a distant galaxy to a leaf. Now researchers at the UC Davis Department of Biomedical Engineering have come up a with…

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Illinois research links soil nitrogen levels to corn yield and nitrogen losses

URBANA, Ill. — What exactly is the relationship between soil nitrogen, corn yield, and nitrogen loss? Most farmers would be forgiven for assuming a straightforward linear relationship: more nitrogen, more grain yield, and maybe, more loss. That’s the assumption many nitrogen management models are based on, but it turns out there’s very little published science…

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Neural crest cell migration in Hirschsprung disease

Ankush Gosain, MD, PhD, of Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center has focused his research on determining the mechanisms underlying abnormal development of the enteric nervous system in Hirschsprung disease. Gosain recently published a new study in The FASEB Journal delineating interactions between migrating neural crest cells and the…

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Experiencing police violence worsens mental health in distinct ways

The experience of police violence is associated with mental and emotional trauma distinct from that caused by other kinds of violence, creating a public health crisis for communities most affected. Simply put, the experience of police violence puts Black, Latino, Indigenous, and sexual minority communities at higher risk of distinct mental health problems, in addition…

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Cover crop could solve weed problems for edamame growers

URBANA, Ill. — For vegetable growers, weeds can mean lost income from reduced yield and foreign plant matter contaminating the harvest. But for many crops, particularly vegetable legumes, weed management options are very limited. Cover crops such as cereal rye reduce weed competition in grain soybean, but most vegetable legume growers have yet to adopt…

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