Significance of Pangolin Viruses in Human Pandemic Remains Murky

Pangolins, once suspected as the missing link from bats to humans in the origin of the coronavirus pandemic, may not have played that role, some scientists say, although the animals do host viruses that are similar to the new human coronavirus. Peter Daszak, the president of EcoHealth Alliance, an organization that works on animal-to-human spillover…

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Neanderthals Feasted on Seafood, Seabirds, Perhaps Even Dolphins

Neanderthals are often portrayed chowing down on mammoth meals and woolly rhino ribs. But an analysis of their leftovers from a coastal cave in Portugal suggests fish and mollusks claimed a special place on their Paleolithic palates. “We all have that image of the primitive Neanderthal that eats lots of meat,” said Filipa Rodrigues, an…

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An Omelet With an Unexpected Creamy Filling: Tahini

I’ve spent the past year so enamored of jammy-yolked eggs that I almost forgot about the beauty of a classic French omelet. Omelets make perfect working-from-home lunches because they are incredibly satisfying, and you can make one in less than five minutes. The only tricky thing is getting the technique sort of right (or right…

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When Dementia Meets the Coronavirus Crisis

As the coronavirus advances, it is taking a particularly harsh toll on the many who are caring for a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s, the most common form of dementia. According to a report by the Alzheimer’s Association, more than 16 million Americans are providing unpaid care for those with Alzheimer’s or other types…

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I Was an Accidental Playboy Pinup

The makeup artist spends two hours perfecting your makeup — MAC’s Blankety and Faux lipstick over Spice lip liner, the 1990s nude-lip bombshell trifecta, then tops it all with shimmering crystal gloss. The hairstylist spends an hour fussing over your coiffure — foaming mousse squirted at the roots, then hot rollers, then merciless teasing to…

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How to Freeze Just About Everything

The pantry is all well and good for laying in nonperishables. But what about your freezer? Whether it’s a tiny top-of-the-fridge box in your kitchen, or a commodious separate chest freezer in the garage, organizing and stocking it wisely is the key to keeping the greatest variety of ingredients on hand. The first step, though,…

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Fresh From Iran’s Coronavirus Zone, Now Moving Across Afghanistan

HERAT, Afghanistan — Afghanistan has already imported its epidemic. And each day it adds to it, as thousands more displaced Afghans continue to flow across the border from Iran, which has reported among the world’s highest numbers of Covid-19 cases and deaths. The returnees, some surely infected with the coronavirus when in Iran, cluster shoulder…

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10 Rihanna-Approved Birthday Outfits For Every Type of Party

Christopher Polk Some of us spend months scouring the ‘net for the birthday outfit: the one that’s fancy enough to outshine your guests, comfortable enough for club or bar hopping, or sexy enough to land a spot on your Instagram grid. It’s a tall order to fill but it’s not impossible. Playing it low-key is…

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