Airlines, Facing a Slow Recovery, Begin Furloughing Thousands

When Congress gave passenger airlines a $50 billion bailout in March, industry executives hoped the aid would tide them over until the fall, when more people might be traveling and a vaccine might be closer at hand. Several months later, that hopeful future remains extremely murky. With no recovery in sight and negotiations over another…

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Timothy Ray Brown, First Patient Cured of H.I.V., Dies at 54

Timothy Ray Brown, the first person to be cured of H.I.V., through an experimental bone marrow transplant that offered hope though not a realistic treatment for most people with the virus, died on Tuesday at his home in Palm Springs, Calif. He was 54. His partner, Tim Hoeffgen, said the cause was unrelated recurring leukemia.…

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Why Male Baboons Benefit From Female Friends

In the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro, baboons live out their daily dramas. They tussle, they mate, they care for their young. Some are loners and others have lots of friends. Now research has shown that those platonic relationships might be just as important as the relationships that make more baby monkeys. Male baboons live longer…

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Rapid Coronavirus Spit Tests Aren’t Coming Soon

For months, public health experts have been eagerly watching the companies developing spit tests for the coronavirus that could be used at home, producing results in a matter of minutes. If these rapid saliva tests worked, as many news articles have pointed out, they could greatly expand the number of people getting tested. Some experts…

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Rebag’s Newly Released Data Shows Which Bags Are Actually Worth It

Edward BerthelotGetty Images Do you ever ask yourself, «Why the hell didn’t I scoop up that vintage Fendi Baguette on eBay years ago?» Anticipating the renaissance of a brand’s once iconic it-bag is at best intuitive, and at worst a bad investment. According to ThredUp’s 2020 consumer report, the resale market is estimated to be…

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Where You Carry Body Fat May Affect How Long You Live

Being overweight is linked to an increased risk for premature death, but which part of the body carries the added fat could make a big difference. Extra weight in some places may actually lower the risk. Researchers, writing in BMJ, reviewed 72 prospective studies that included more than two and a half million participants with…

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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend Lose Baby After Pregnancy Complications

The model and cookbook author Chrissy Teigen said late Wednesday that she and her husband, the singer John Legend, had lost their third child, a son, days after she posted on social media about suffering pregnancy complications. “Driving home from the hospital with no baby,” Ms. Teigen wrote on Twitter. “How can this be real.”…

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