Scientists Consider Indoor Ultraviolet Light to Zap Coronavirus in the Air

As society tries to rebound from the coronavirus pandemic, some scientists hope a decades-old technology could zap pathogens out of the air in stores, restaurants and classrooms, potentially playing a key role in containing further spread of the infection. It has the ungainly name of upper-room ultraviolet germicidal irradiation, and it is something like bringing…

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Alfredo and Susana Pabatao Die; Health Care Aides on the Front Lines

This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. Read about others here. Both Alfredo and Susana Pabatao, who were married for 44 years, worked on the front lines in the fight against the coronavirus — he as a transport aide at a hospital in North Bergen, N.J.,…

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Moderna Gets OK to Start Larger Trial for a Coronavirus Vaccine

One of the first biotech companies to begin human trials of an experimental vaccine for the coronavirus is now ready to move onto the next phase of testing. On Thursday, Moderna announced that the Food and Drug Administration had cleared its application to proceed to a clinical trial involving about 600 people. “The imminent Phase…

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21 Quarantine Baking Recipes for Every Skill Level

What’s more comforting than stirring together a bowl of brown, beige and white ingredients, sliding it into the oven and watching as it transforms into something golden and spectacular? For some, baking is a regular affair, while, for others, it’s a big-deal project. With that in mind, we’ve pulled together a collection of 21 recipes,…

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After Recovery From the Coronavirus, Most People Carry Antibodies

A new study offers a glimmer of hope in the grim fight against the coronavirus: Nearly everyone who has had the disease — regardless of age, sex or severity of illness — makes antibodies to the virus. The study, posted online on Tuesday but not yet reviewed by experts, also hints that anyone who has…

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Neiman Marcus Files for Bankruptcy

In March 2019, the luxury retailer Neiman Marcus opened its first outpost in Manhattan. Spread over three floors and 188,000 square feet, the store was an anchor tenant of the gleaming Hudson Yards development and, the company’s chief executive said, a new kind of “retail theater.” It boasted in-house aestheticians, live cooking and mixology demonstrations,…

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Memers are Taking Over TikTok

Since launching in the U.S. in 2018, TikTok has cemented itself in viral culture. It has given birth to dance crazes, popular catchphrases and food trends. It also jump-started the careers of a generation of young influencers. Now, TikTok is being embraced by a new group of internet wizards: memers. Multi-platform meme brands like @Daquan,…

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Celebrating the Great Australian Tradition of Meat in a Box

The artist at Smith Kebabs in Collingwood, Melbourne, has a style similar to Jackson Pollock’s. For a canvas, he uses French fries (chips!), topped with cheese and thinly sliced halal lamb and chicken. His medium is sauce: barbecue, creamy garlic and tart chile. The resulting creation, kaleidoscopic in its thickly splattered patina and creamy-crisp, meaty…

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Madewell Jeans Are On Sale for as Low as $75

It’s hard to picture it—especially when you’ve lost count of how many days you’ve worn your favorite sweatpants—but there will be a time when you can hang out with people again and, yes, trade in those sweats for jeans. So why not have a fresh pair waiting for you when that day comes? For a…

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Can’t Find Yeast? Make Your Own Sourdough Starter at Home

Ione Christensen has been baking breads and making pancakes for most of her 86 years, using sourdough starter, a bubbling brew of wild yeast she has kept alive since her mother gave her a batch. That was six decades ago, which makes Mrs. Christensen, a Canadian former senator from Whitehorse, Yukon, one of the most…

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