How a Seafloor Blob Became Mexico’s ‘Black Gold’

RÍO LAGARTOS, Mexico — It is not a glamorous creature. The sea cucumber, a relative of the starfish and sea urchin, isn’t much more than a blob creeping across the ocean floor on tentacle-feet, munching on algae and plankton. The most interesting thing about the animal may be that some species defend themselves by ejecting…

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The Eight Biggest Beauty Trends From Fashion Month

As seen on the spring 2019 runways, beauty is what you make of it — whether you choose to chop your bangs, layer on glitter or experiment with abstract eyeliner. Here, the boldest looks from the recent shows. 1. Baby Bangs Anointed by Audrey Hepburn in “Roman Holiday,” and then popularized again by riot grrrls…

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Nordstrom’s New MCM Pop-Up Shop Has Over 100 Exclusive Items

A pop-up shop with an exclusive collection of MCM’s iconic logo plastered on classic bags and collectibles is basically every hypebeast’s dream. And as of today, that dream has become reality thanks to Nordstrom’s ongoing pop-up shop series, Pop-In@Nordstrom, a themed shopping experience that allows customers to shop new and exclusive merchandise from their favorite…

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Q&A: A Tube of DNA? Not Pretty, but That’s Life

Q. If I had a test tube of pure DNA, what would it look like? A. The extraction of DNA from a biological sample is relatively easy, and there are test tubes of DNA in colleges, schools and forensic laboratories around the world. Even kits for schoolroom use are readily available. DNA is a water-soluble…

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Medical News Today: What are the side effects of radiation for breast cancer?

One common and effective treatment for breast cancer is radiation therapy. However, it does have some side effects. A doctor may recommend radiation therapy in combination with other treatments, such as surgery and chemotherapy. There are two main types of radiation treatment: External beam radiation: This involves a doctor applying radiation from an external machine…

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Medical News Today: What to know about constipation after surgery

Surgical procedures are stressful on the body. As a result, they can cause unexpected side effects, including constipation. Constipation does not affect everyone who has surgery, but it is a relatively common side effect of pain medications, anesthesia, and a lack of mobility. Depending on which body part or parts the surgery involved, straining to…

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Take a Number: Amputations and Lacerations: Your Front Lawn Is a Jungle

The accident typically happens on a spring or summer weekend, mostly to men, and the results can be severe: lacerations, fractures and even amputations. From 2006 to 2013, an estimated 51,151 people were injured while mowing the lawn, and 12,243 of them wound up losing a body part. In a study published in the journal…

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Five Weeknight Dishes: Reward Your Future Self

Hi! I’m Emily, here with Five Weeknight Dishes, though today it’s more like Five Weeknight Dishes and a Bonus Make-Ahead. On Sunday evening, facing down a busy week, I decided to catch up on podcasts and make a batch of chili (have you ever made this amazing recipe by Julia Moskin?), something to have in…

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