The Designer Bringing Traditional Persian Fabrics to British Men’s Wear

This past January, during men’s fashion week in London, the designer Paria Farzaneh invited guests to an East London boys’ school for an Iranian wedding. A bride sat onstage in a traditional white lace gown before a banquet of Persian pastries and urns overflowing with pastel-colored roses and baby’s breath. The groom, seated next to…

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At Least 97,000 Children in the U.S. Tested Positive in Last 2 Weeks of July

This briefing has ended. Read live coronavirus updates here. Here’s what you need to know: ImageA child gets a test at a site in Compton, Calif., in April.Credit…Robyn Beck/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images At least 97,000 children in the U.S. tested positive for the coronavirus in the last two weeks of July. At least 97,000…

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She Explains ‘Mansplaining’ With Help From 17th-Century Art

This story begins, as so many do these days, on Twitter. Last May, Nicole Tersigni, a Detroit-based writer, logged onto the social media platform at the end of a long day. She was tired and frazzled from looking after her 8-year-old daughter, who was home sick at the time. “So I go online just to…

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On the Shores of Cape Cod, Where the Oyster Is Their World

At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, with travel restrictions in place worldwide, we launched a 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, Randy Harris shares a collection of images from the shores of Cape…

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Shopping for Multi-Light Pendants

There’s a new kind of light fixture elbowing its way into territory once dominated by the chandelier. You may have already spotted it, spreading out above dining tables and cascading down stairwells: the multi-light pendant. Rather than dangling a single cluster of crystal or a circular armature of bulbs, these fixtures suspend light over a…

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Stephen Hahn, F.D.A. Chief, Is Caught Between Scientists and the President

As the coronavirus surged across the Sunbelt, President Trump told a crowd gathered at the White House on July 4 that 99 percent of virus cases are “totally harmless.” The next morning on CNN, the host Dana Bash asked Dr. Stephen Hahn, the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration and one of the nation’s…

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A Rare Economic Bright Spot in the U.S. Health System: The Vet’s Office

The human health care system has struggled financially through the coronavirus pandemic, losing billions from the cancellations of lucrative elective operations as patients were first told to stay away from hospitals and then were leery of setting foot in one. The canine and feline health system, though, is booming. “It’s crazy, in a good way,”…

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Biology blurs line between sexes, behaviors

Biological sex is typically understood in binary terms: male and female. However, there are many examples of animals that are able to modify sex-typical biological and behavioral features and even change sex. A new study, which appears in the journal Current Biology, identifies a genetic switch in brain cells that can toggle between sex-specific states…

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Dietary control of the healing of injury-induced inflammation

Injuries induce the initiation of inflammation to control the damage. However, the resolution of the injury-induced inflammation leading to healing is not well characterized. This new article by researchers at the Inflammation Research Foundation suggests that the resolution process is under significant dietary control and thus can be optimized by using a highly defined systems-based…

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What the rest of the world can learn from South Korea’s COVID-19 response

As the world continues to closely monitor the newest coronavirus outbreak, the government of South Korea has been able to keep the disease under control without paralyzing the national health and economic systems. In a new research article published in The American Review of Public Administration, University of Colorado Denver researcher Jongeun You reviewed South…

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