A Classical Duo ‘Nerding Out’ on the Cosmos

Larisa Martinez and Joshua Bell were married Oct. 5 at their home in Mount Kisco, N.Y. David Brooks, a friend of the couple and a New York Times columnist based in Washington who is a Universal Life minister, officiated. The bride, 32, a soprano, is a frequent recital partner of the Italian opera singer Andrea…

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New Yorkers Will Have to Wait for an East River Pool

In 2011, media outlets began heralding a fantastical urban design project to be built in New York. A group of young designers and architects had dreamed up plans for a floating, self-filtering swimming pool on the East River, allowing New Yorkers to swim legally and safely in the polluted waterway for the first time in…

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Why French Montana Wears Robes and Slathers on Baby Oil

French Montana, 34, knows how to hustle. Born in Morocco, raised in the South Bronx and now living in Calabasas, Calif., he made a name for himself with self-released mixtapes, before he collaborated with rappers including Rick Ross, P. Diddy and Drake. On the eve of the release of his third studio album, “Montana,” he…

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Medical News Today: Is this how fructose worsens the effect of high fat diets?

New research on mice adds detail to the potential harms of combining sugar sweetened drinks with a high fat diet. Building on previous findings, that fructose promotes body fat, the latest study shows that fructose sweetened drinks can also disrupt the liver’s ability to burn fat. New research suggests that high levels of fructose in…

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Sanders Said He Had a Common Heart Procedure. So Why the Mystery?

WASHINGTON — “None of us know when a medical emergency will affect us,” Senator Bernie Sanders wrote in a tweet from Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center on Wednesday, hours after the 78-year-old Democratic candidate for president experienced one. Mr. Sanders’s emergency — the sudden onset of chest pain known as angina — is one that…

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T Suggests: A Pioneering French Designer, a New All-Day Cafe and More

ImageThe designer Charlotte Perriand on the Chaise Longue Basculante B306 (1928-1929) by Le Corbusier, Charlotte Perriand and Pierre Jeanneret, circa 1928.Credit© F.L.C./ ADAGP, Paris 2019 © AChP. Courtesy Fondation Louis Vuitton.  For an Undersung Designer, an Overdue Retrospective Over a century after her birth, the French designer Charlotte Perriand is finally getting her due. A retrospective…

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Twin Births in the U.S. Are Dropping, and Experts Have a Theory

The twin birthrate has declined in the United States after rising for years, a new report said this week. One theory researchers have put forward to explain the change is that fertility therapies that previously involved transfers of multiple embryos are less common. The National Center for Health Statistics said in the report that the…

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Australia Just Had a Bad Flu Season. That May Be a Warning for the U.S.

Australia had an unusually early and fairly severe flu season this year. Since that may foretell a serious outbreak on its way in the United States, public health experts now are urging Americans to get their flu shots as soon as possible. “It’s too early to tell for sure, because sometimes Australia is predictive and…

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Melissa Barrera Goes from Mexican Telenovelas to ‘Vida’ Star

Melissa Barrera Age: 29 Hometown: Monterrey, Mexico Now Lives: Ms. Barrera divides her time among a one-bedroom apartment in Midtown Manhattan, a two-bedroom apartment in Los Angeles and a “newlywed house” in Ciudad Obregón, Mexico. Claim to Fame: After making her mark on Mexican telenovelas including “Siempre Tuya Acapulco” and “Tanto Amor,” Ms. Barrera stars…

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F.D.A. Approves New H.I.V.-Prevention Drug, but Not for Women

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved a new drug, Descovy, for prevention of infection with H.I.V., only the second drug approved for this purpose. The first, Truvada, has become a mainstay of government efforts to turn back the H.I.V. epidemic. But the F.D.A. approved Descovy for use only in men and transgender women,…

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