Coronavirus Live Updates: Reopening States Are Blindsided by Protests

This briefing has ended. Read live coronavirus updates here. Here’s what you need to know: ImageA group of protesters marched through Central Park on Sunday. New York State will offer free testing to anyone who attended a protest.Credit…Gabriela Bhaskar for The New York Times States looking to reopen find themselves ill prepared for mass protests.…

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Shearing Sheep, and Hewing to Tradition, on an Island in Maine

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, Greta Rybus shares a collection of photographs from a set of islands in Maine. Three miles off the coast of…

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The Challenges of Pandemic Dental Care

On March 20, when Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York ordered nonessential businesses closed, a colorful sign appeared in the window of my dentist’s office. It reads, “We are still here for you! Call our office if you are having dental pain or an emergency.” Like so many others, Dr. Edward Lee, a general…

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Seal Is Watching You on Instagram

Seal has spent the last two and a half decades living largely off the royalties of a song he never intended to release. “Kiss From a Rose,” released in 1994, was not his first hit single — that would be “Crazy” — but it was the one that stuck, after an appearance on the “Batman…

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How to End Pandemic Fights With Your Partner

Covid-19 can break marriages. The numbers coming out of the epicenters of the disease, though early and tentative, are dramatic. In Wuhan, applications for divorce have doubled from pre-outbreak levels, overwhelming the bureaucracy. But even for marriages that are not collapsing, Covid-19 is increasing the pressure. We’ve never spent so much time face-to-face with each…

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Concerns About Preterm Birth Extend to the Last Few Weeks

When I was training in pediatrics, back in the 1980s, we spent a lot of time working in the newborn intensive care unit, where relatively new — and rapidly evolving — technologies made it possible to save extremely premature infants. A full-term pregnancy lasts for 40 weeks, and we were often taking care of babies…

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Recycling old genes to get new traits — How social behavior evolves in bees

A team working at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) found evidence to support a long-debated mode of evolution, revealing how evolution captures environmental variation to teach old genes new tricks: Sweat bees switch from solitary to social behavior, repurposing ancient sets of genes that originally evolved to regulate the development of other traits. Honeybees,…

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Advances in the production of minor ginsenosides using microorganisms and their enzymes

Advances in the Production of Minor Ginsenosides Using Microorganisms and Their Enzymes — BIO Integration https://bio-integration.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/bioi20200007.pdf Announcing a new article publication for BIO Integration journal. In this review article the author Almando Geraldi from the Universitas Airlangga, Indonesia considers the advances in the production of minor ginsenosides using microorganisms and their enzymes. In this review,…

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