Alternative cooling strategies could mitigate COVID-19 and climate change

When most people think of cooling, they automatically imagine air conditioning (AC), or cooling the air in a room. But, there is a much more efficient way to cool people, using your body’s radiation. To demonstrate the effect of radiant cooling, Forrest Meggers, assistant professor of architecture and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the…

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Influence of vitamin D supplementation on a baby’s gut microbiome

New research from the CHILD Cohort Study has shed light on the influence of vitamin D supplementation on a baby’s developing gut microbiome. The study, published in the journal Gut Microbes, found that vitamin D supplementation is associated with compositional changes in a baby’s microbiome—notably a lower abundance of the bacteria Megamonas—at three months of…

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Learn Online About Canning Safety

The ground rules for safe canning and preserving have been adjusted over time, as science weighs in. The Penn State Extension will give up-to-date information in a series of webinars for the next time you eye baskets of ripe tomatoes and Kirby cucumbers at farm stands or gather them from your garden. On Wednesday, canning…

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New York Restaurants Share Their Recipes

“Bite Sized,” a bright digital cookbook and a fund-raiser for Relief Opportunities for All Restaurants (ROAR), has a finite collection of recipes from just 17 restaurants. They’re all tenants of buildings owned by Brookfield Properties, a real estate development and management company, and the book is an effort by the landlord to help restaurants during…

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From New Zealand, a Succulent Smoked Salmon

Regal, a brand of a New Zealand company that farm-raises king salmon, has introduced prepared fillets. The company, which also cultivates the highly regarded Ora King salmon, also from New Zealand, and has a green (best choice) rating from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch for its fish, calls this new line wood-roasted. It’s actually…

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Sophisticated Canned Cocktails From Copenhagen

Lars Williams and Mark Emil Hermansen, both alumni of Noma in Copenhagen, were not about to can any old cocktail for their company, Empirical, which develops flavors and distilling techniques with ingredients like beet molasses, toasted birch and young pine cones. Its first canned drinks are labeled Can 01 (10 percent alcohol) and Can 02…

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Raising Relief Funds for Beirut

Despite their own economic worries during the pandemic, several restaurateurs are stepping up to provide aid to Beirut, Lebanon, after the devastation from the explosions two weeks ago. Philippe Massoud, a native of Beirut who is the chef and owner of Ilili in NoMad, along with his brother and the restaurant’s co-owner, Alexander Massoud, and…

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A Club for Wine Lovers

Pressoir.wine, an organization that holds wine events, is an extension of two wine extravaganzas — La Paulée, a series of annual celebrations, and La Fête de Champagne for Champagne tastings and dinners — founded by the sommelier Daniel Johnnes. Pressoir puts on wine trips, tastings and other events, and, with Covid-19, online Zoom wine classes…

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Judge Blocks Trump Officials’ Attempt to End Transgender Health Protections

WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Monday blocked an effort by the Trump administration to erase protections for transgender patients against discrimination by doctors, hospitals and health insurance companies, dealing a blow to the broader legal reasoning it has used to try to roll back transgender rights across the government. Judge Frederic Block of the…

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Simple Guide To Creative Kitchen Windows

The most used room in any house is likely the kitchen. Therefore, it is important that this place is properly designed and enhanced to allow adequate natural light and ventilation to make it as functional and as cozy as possible. If you are looking at achieving the ideal kitchen space, you may want to start…

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