Barack Obama to Celebrate Graduating Seniors in at Least 3 Events

Graduating seniors across the United States who are missing traditional commencement events because of the coronavirus pandemic have had stars step up to fill the void. Last month, Oprah Winfrey announced that she would address seniors; the very next day, LeBron James said he was organizing a prime-time special for graduates. Now, former President Barack…

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Herd Immunity, or Big 2nd Wave? Israel Antibody Testing Hopes to Find Out

JERUSALEM — Israel, whose aggressive response to the coronavirus has held its fatality rate to a fraction of those of the United States and other hard-hit nations, is readying a nationwide serological test of 100,000 citizens to see how widely the virus has spread across its population and how vulnerable it may be to a…

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With Crispr, a Possible Quick Test for the Coronavirus

A team of scientists has developed an experimental prototype for a fairly quick, cheap test to diagnose the coronavirus that gives results as simply as a pregnancy test does. The test is based on a gene-editing technology known as Crispr, and the researchers estimated that the materials for each test would cost about $6. “We’re…

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How to Make Stir-Fry With Practically Any Vegetables

It’s a shame to let precious vegetables go to waste, especially these days, when we’re all trying to limit trips to the supermarket. But the good news is that, as sturdy greens and other vegetables start to soften and sag, they’re perfect for stir-fries. These aren’t conventional times, so what you need isn’t a recipe…

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An Italian Specialty for Spring, Veal, for Takeout and Delivery

Everything from pizza to a long-simmered stracotto can satisfy the appetite for Italian specialties, and can be delivered from restaurants. I’m not sure I’d order a portion of spaghetti marinara to take away, since assembling it is no challenge, but there are other favorites that are more daunting. When was the last time you bought…

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New Studies Add to Evidence that Children May Transmit the Coronavirus

Among the most important unanswered questions about Covid-19 is this: What role do children play in keeping the pandemic going? Fewer children seem to get infected by the coronavirus than adults, and most of those who do have mild symptoms, if any. But do they pass the virus on to adults and continue the chain…

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Podcasts Inspired by Love and Relationships

Most people prefer to keep their relationships private, and then there are those who choose to broadcast their personal stories, along with some advice and a few laughs, to the masses via podcasts. Formatted to entertain, educate and facilitate self-help, these podcasts often uncover hot topics and sensitive issues, from tales of singledom to parenting…

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Madagascar: A Cornucopia of Beauty

With travel restrictions in place worldwide, we’ve launched a new series, The World Through a Lens, in which photojournalists help transport you, virtually, to some of our planet’s most beautiful and intriguing places. This week, Marcus Westberg shares a collection of photographs from Madagascar. (His last essay explored wildlife in Zambia.) Situated some 250 miles…

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A Quarantine Surprise: Americans Are Cooking More Seafood

In 1963, on their way home from the hospital after he was born, Louis Rozzo’s parents stopped by a building on Ninth Avenue in Chelsea, where the family ran a wholesale seafood business, to weigh him in a scallop scale. This March, when virtually every restaurant, club and hotel that bought seafood from him closed…

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Chefs Look to Recipes to Fuel Fund-Raising

Chefs are fund-raising through recipes to help restaurants stay afloat during the crisis. A digital cookbook, “Serving New York: For All the People Who Make NYC Dining Unforgettable,” with recipes from dozens of restaurants, will support ROAR and the Robin Hood Foundation to help restaurant workers. It was assembled and written by Kristin Tice Studeman,…

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