The Return of Gage & Tollner, a Victorian Haunt With a New Vibe

The plastic sign, about 10 feet long with A-R-B-Y-’S spelled vertically, lay on its side by a ladder and some construction tools. “Do you want it?” Sohui Kim, the chef and an owner of the Brooklyn restaurants the Good Fork and Insa, asked a visitor. “You can have it.” That made it official: Gage &…

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How to Threaten a Political Movement, 30 Seconds at a Time

A mother stands outside her house, ushering two adorable kids into the family minivan. A gray-haired man sits in a diner, his newspaper in front of him. A fresh-faced young guy in a button-down shirt pushes a bicycle out of an office building. A doctor stands in an examining room, surrounded by the tools of…

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French as Apple Pie

In Paris this winter, with the weather seesawing between frigid and mild, I found myself baking with apples. I made pandowdy, twice. I made a few apple crisps, one with a gingerbread spice that I liked a lot. I made an apple tart that had a layer of applesauce and a pinwheel of sliced apples.…

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At Fashion Week, Comeback Queens Rule the Catwalks

PARIS — When the last model stepped off the runway at Louis Vuitton and the fall 2020 shows drew to a close this week, it was clear that diversity on the catwalks had become a genuine reality and not just a seasonal trend — at least as far as race was concerned. But in show…

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Little tissue, big mission: Beating heart tissues to ride aboard the ISS

Launching no earlier than March 6 at 11:50 PM EST, the Johns Hopkins University will send heart muscle tissues, contained in a specially-designed tissue chip the size of a small cellphone, up to the microgravity environment of the International Space Station (ISS) for one month of observation. The project, led by Deok-Ho Kim, an Associate…

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Hypertension in young adulthood associated with cognitive decline in middle age

High blood pressure, or hypertension, affects everything from your arteries to your kidneys, from eyesight to sexual function. Among older adults, high blood pressure is also associated with cognitive decline as a result of interrupted blood flow to the brain, as well as strokes, heart attacks and impaired mobility. A new Northwestern University-Tel Aviv University…

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Design, power, and justice

When Sasha Costanza-Chock goes through airport security, it is an unusually uncomfortable experience. Costanza-Chock, an MIT associate professor, is transgender and nonbinary. They use the pronouns they/them, and their body does not match binary norms. But airport security millimeter wave scanners are set up with binary, male/female configurations. To operate the machine, agents press a…

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Automated CT biomarkers predict cardiovascular events better than current practice

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health and the University of Wisconsin have demonstrated that using artificial intelligence to analyze CT scans can produce more accurate risk assessment for major cardiovascular events than current, standard methods such as the Framingham risk score (FRS) and body-mass index (BMI). More than 80 million body CT scans are…

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Platinum-based agents not superior to standard chemotherapy

Boston, Mass. — Commonly known as the breast cancer genes, the BRCA gene family plays a role in repairing damaged DNA. Inherited mutations in the genes BRCA1 or BRCA2 raise the risk of developing breast, ovarian, prostate and other cancers. Led by clinician-researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), a first-of-its-kind study provided new…

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