When Fires Burn on the Prairie, Coneflowers Bloom More Often

As fires continue to rage across Australia, destroying ecosystems and killing millions of animals, it’s hard to imagine any good emerging from such devastation. But it’s long been known that some small plants can benefit from a fire, because they grow back faster than grasses and trees, giving them an advantage in the battle for…

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‘What if We All Get Sick?’: Coronavirus Strains China’s Health System

After suffering from a fever and breathing problems for more than 15 days, Xiao Shibing, a 51-year-old resident of Wuhan, China, finally sought help at a hospital. Despite the symptoms, he was not tested for the new coronavirus — a lapse suggesting that there may be far more cases of the virus than are being officially…

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Moo Shu, Now With Less Meat

Moo shu pork is a Northern Chinese dish from Shandong, popularized in the United States in the mid-20th century. My parents were introduced to it at Joyce Chen’s restaurant in Cambridge, Mass., where it had been served since 1958, alongside now-ubiquitous dishes like Peking duck, pan-fried dumplings (which she called “Peking ravioli” — a term…

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Pulled Apart by Addiction

In Unhitched, couples tell the stories of their relationships, from romance to vows to divorce to life afterward. Eli Falk and Rina Shapiro met online in 2007 through a Jewish dating website. For both, a Jewish partner was paramount. She was raised in a Modern Orthodox family; he became Orthodox in his teens after a…

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Billie Eilish Didn’t Just Win Five Grammys

Even before Billie Eilish took home five Grammys on Sunday, she had already won the night, at least as far as the game of super-one-upmanship that is the red carpet was concerned. She did it not by opting out, like Alicia Keys (who also wore four different looks in her role as host, plus a…

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9/11 Workers May Be at Higher Cancer Risk

People who worked at ground zero after the World Trade Center attack in 2001 have higher rates of cancer than the general population, a new study has found. Since 2002, researchers have followed 28,729 people who worked on the debris pile or at the site immediately after the 9/11 attack. Average time working at the…

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The Best Looks From the 2020 Grammys After Parties

The 2020 Grammys red carpet was the main stage for unforgettable fashion. But the stars brought out some of their best looks at the exclusive after parties. Some celebrities opted to change up their looks, while others made their debuts at events hosted by Republic Records, Sony, and Universal Records. Below, the best Grammys after…

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Access to Care May Explain Disparities in Prostate Cancer Outcomes

African-American men with prostate cancer are almost twice as likely to die from the illness as white men with the same disease. Disparities in medical care, rather than racial differences in the course of the cancer, may be a large part of the explanation, a new study suggests. In a six-year study, researchers followed 18,201…

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The Most Delicious Cold Candied Oranges

Good morning. Gabrielle Hamilton has a beautiful recipe in The Times this week, for cold candied oranges (above). It’s accompanied by an essay that’s a glittery, perfect jewel. I think it might get you to make the dish even on a weeknight, just so you can have it the next night after dinner, a perfect…

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