‘Filters Off!’ Chasing the Total Solar Eclipse in Chile

The 52 Places Traveler As the shadow of the moon swept across the Atacama Desert, the 52 Places Traveler stood celestially transfixed. July 3, 2019 Image Our columnist, Sebastian Modak, is visiting each destination on our 52 Places to Go in 2019 list. Before watching the solar eclipse in Chile on Tuesday, he visited Salvador,…

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When Santa Goes on Vacation

SURFACING Meet the Santas and Mrs. Clauses who live every day like it’s Christmas — even in July. Text by Aaron Reiss Photographs by Chris Maggio Image Santa Jim Lunn and his wife Annette take it easy on the top deck.CreditChris Maggio for The New York Times During the Christmas season, Santa may circle the…

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New Weapons Against Cancer: Millions of Bacteria Programmed to Kill

Scientists have used genetically reprogrammed bacteria to destroy tumors in mice. The innovative method one day may lead to cancer therapies that treat the disease more precisely, without the side effects of conventional drugs. The researchers already are scrambling to develop a commercial treatment, but success in mice does not guarantee that this strategy will…

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The Legend of Moe’s Books

Moe Moskowitz, the co-founder of Moe’s Books in Berkeley, was known for a lot of things: his omnipresent cigars; his appalling dancing (sometimes to Cab Calloway on the store’s turntable); his political activism; and especially the way he held court at the cash register, riffing like Jackie Mason at a Friars Club podium. The more…

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Louis Vuitton and Artist Alex Israel Debut a Limited-Edition Scarf Collection

Courtesy of Louis Vuitton Put away the neutrals, everyone, because summer’s here, and that means it’s time to break out the bold and bright colors. And Louis Vuitton’s latest vibrant offering is just what you need to shield yourself from the heat in style. The luxury fashion house debuted a collab with multimedia artist and…

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Keanu Reeves Is Whatever You Want Him to Be

When Keanu Reeves walked onstage at a video game conference in Los Angeles in June, Peter Sarkisyan marveled at how the actor seemed to transcend his earthly form. Maybe it was Mr. Reeves’s lanky silhouette, shrouded in a cloud of smoke. Or, perhaps, it was the connection he felt with the actor, who, like Mr.…

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A Cake for America

Good morning. I was on an adventure with one of my kids. We’d eaten a lot of cheese pupusas at El Nopal in Patchogue, the hot masa slathered in salsa roja and washed down with mango purée, then driven sleepily into Blue Point and west along Middle Road to Meadow Croft, the former summer estate…

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Anarchy in the Ateliers at Givenchy and Margiela

Image Givenchy haute couture, fall 2019CreditValerio Mezzanotti for The New York Times PARIS — The night the United States beat Britain at the Women’s World Cup to secure a place in the final, Clare Waight Keller, the Brit at the helm of Givenchy, let loose with a little anarchy in the palace. The events were…

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Medical News Today: How antibiotics may render flu infections more dangerous

Doctors already know that misusing antibiotics can cause antibiotic resistance, which can make it difficult to fight bacterial infections, such as pneumonia. Now, a study in mice suggests that antibiotic use could also make the lungs more vulnerable to viral infections, such as the flu. Researchers find that antibiotics could make the body more vulnerable…

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Some Democrats Talk About Cosmetic Surgery Insurance. It Doesn’t Exist.

Image A window display outside a clinic in Miami. Elective cosmetic procedures are almost never covered by medical insurance, and economics explains why.CreditEllis Rua/Associated Press The “Medicare for all” bill written by Senator Bernie Sanders would cover not just standard medical services, but also vision, dental and long-term care. It would offer more health benefits than…

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