Trilobites: Beaked Whales Are the Deepest Divers

Cuvier’s beaked whales are among the most mysterious and adept mammals on Earth. They can dive deeper and hold their breath longer than any other marine mammal. But biologists still know very little about them, because they only surface for a few minutes between most dives, taxing the patience of whale experts, as well as…

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ELLE’s Ultimate Guide to Online Shopping

Loitering around the mall food court will always hold a special place in our hearts, but online shopping has literally everything. Admit it, you can’t beat at-home bra fittings and discovering indie brands from across the globe, all from the comfort of your couch. But with so many sites popping up, online shopping can be…

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Everything You Need to Know About Day 1 of New York Fashion Week

Earlier this month, London writer Dal Chodha tweeted, «Marie Kondo needs to look at the Fashion Week schedules stat.» He was so right. With over 100 shows, presentations, and events over the course of just seven days, there’s a lot to conquer during New York Fashion Week. But that’s why we’re ready to adapt Kondo’s…

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Noted: When Celebrities Fly Coach

When Alankrutha Giridhar boarded her flight on Monday, she was understandably more concerned with finding overhead luggage space than meeting her seatmate. Then she got a closer look at his face. “When I sat next to him, I was like, ‘I’m 100 percent sure it’s him,’” Ms. Giridhar said, “but I didn’t want to prod…

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Wait —: Wait — Chyrons Are Named After a Centaur

“Wait —” is a weekly newsletter in which Caity Weaver investigates an unanswered (and possibly unasked) question in the news and pop culture. Sign up here to receive it in your inbox. The ancient Greek poets tell us that Achilles honed many of his survival skills (medicine, martial arts, playing the lyre well) under the…

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Dr. Doris Wethers, 91, on Front Lines Against Sickle Cell, Dies

Dr. Doris L. Wethers, who broke racial barriers in the medical world before gaining renown for research and advocacy that helped lead to mandatory testing of all newborns for sickle cell anemia, died on Jan. 28 in Yonkers. She was 91. The cause was complications of a stroke, her daughter-in-law Lisa Booker said. In 1965,…

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A High-Tech Pill to End Drug Injections

Here was the challenge for bioengineers: Find a way to for patients to take drugs — like insulin or monoclonal antibodies used to treat cancers and other diseases — without injections. The medicines are made of molecules too big to be absorbed through the stomach or intestines; in any event, the drugs would be quickly…

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Medical News Today: What can we see with an abdominal ultrasound?

Abdominal ultrasounds use sound waves to create images of structures and blood flow in the abdomen. These ultrasound images are a useful way of examining organs, tissues, blood vessels, and other structures within the abdomen. Ultrasound imaging involves sending high-frequency sound waves into the body. These waves reflect off of organs and other structures inside…

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Gucci and Adidas Apologize and Drop Products Called Racist

Less than a week into Black History Month, in two episodes of retail déjà vu, Adidas and Gucci have apologized and pulled products criticized as racist. The offending Gucci item was an $890 black-knit women’s balaclava that could be pulled up over the lower half of the wearer’s face. The sweater included bright red lips…

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