How to Stay Safer on Mass Transit

In cities across the country, ridership on public transportation has dropped precipitously as people have stayed home to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. But for some, continuing to take mass transit was never optional. Many essential workers who cannot work remotely or don’t drive have continued to ride buses, trains and ferries; they…

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Red Onions Linked to Salmonella Outbreak, Officials Say

Red onions grown in California have been traced as the potential source of a salmonella outbreak that has infected more than 500 people in the United States and Canada, health officials said. Confirmed cases have surfaced in 34 states. Those most affected as of Saturday included Oregon (71); Utah (61) and California (49), the Food…

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Things To Do This Week

Here is a sampling of the week’s events and how to tune in (all times are Eastern). Note that events are subject to change after publication. Monday The multimedia artist Tony Oursler explores how technology touches humanity through blends ofpieces that blend video, painting and collage. In his mesmerizing exhibition “Magical Variations,” , he Mr.…

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Indian Billionaires Bet Big on Head Start in Coronavirus Vaccine Race

PUNE, India — In early May, an extremely well-sealed steel box arrived at the cold room of the Serum Institute of India, the world’s largest vaccine maker. Inside, packed in dry ice, sat a tiny 1-milliliter vial from Oxford, England, containing the cellular material for one of the world’s most promising coronavirus vaccines. Scientists in…

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Like Old Hollywood Movies, Video Games Get a Polish for New Audiences

Nostalgia has always been a powerful source of revenue for Hollywood. Turns out, it’s equally lucrative for video games. From its beginnings with the likes of Pong, a two-dimensional table tennis game, the video game industry has grown into a $120 billion business. Over the years, memorable games have garnered strong followings. Like Hollywood remakes…

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The War on Frats

Groups of fraternity brothers and sorority sisters are working to kick their organizations off campus. ImagePortraits of these students at Vanderbilt University were taken over Zoom. Organizers asked to be photographed as a group of equals, instead of individuals, to recognize their solidarity. From left, Daniel S. Wrocherinsky, Riya Patel, Rachel Rosenberg, Nicole Gillis, Simi…

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Can Humans Give Coronavirus to Bats, and Other Wildlife?

Many people worry about bats as a source of viruses, including the one that has caused a worldwide pandemic. But another question is surfacing: Could humans pass the novel coronavirus to wildlife, specifically North American bats? It may seem like the last pandemic worry right now, far down the line after concerns about getting sick…

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Make Pizza on Your Grill

Homemade pizza is great. A 500-degree oven in August is not. But if you have a grill, you can turn it into a makeshift pizza oven. You won’t end up with the most traditional pie — it’ll be more like a flatbread — but that’s OK. Grilled pizza, done right, will be ready in minutes.…

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Yasmin Monet Prince, a New Action Heroine

Name: Yasmin Monet Prince Age: 21 Hometown: London Now lives: Ms. Prince lives with her family in a townhouse in Sydenham, a leafy suburb of London. Claim to fame: Ms. Prince is a rising British actress known for her role in “Hanna,” an action drama on Amazon Prime Video that returned for its second season…

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