Older beetle parents ‘less flexible’

Older parents are less flexible when it comes to raising their offspring, according to a new study of beetles. University of Exeter scientists studied a species of burying beetle which raises its young on carcasses of small animals such as mice or birds. They found that younger females adapted the number and total weight…

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Congress Approves $8.3 Billion to Fight Coronavirus: Live Updates

Here’s what you need to know: Video We used satellite images to track the impact of the coronavirus on the economy and daily life around the world. Here’s what we found.CreditCredit…Satellite image © 2020 Maxar Technologies Sense of crisis deepens in U.S. as worldwide cases approach 100,000. The U.S. Coast Guard rushed testing kits to…

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These Are Basically Your Mother’s Coach Bags, But Better

Peter WhiteGetty Images Everyone remembers their first encounter with a Coach bag—it was, most likely, borrowed from their mom. (Mine was a lime green tote that she let me wear to the 8th grade dance.) If you’ve ever been lucky enough to find a vintage top-handle at a thrift store, you know they’re almost always…

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An Early YouTube Star Grows Up

ORLANDO, Fla. — For the past 10 years, Ricky Dillon, 27, has documented every major moment of his life on YouTube. He started posting videos when he was a junior in high school — funny music parodies at first, then more personal stuff. The concept of a YouTube star was still in its infancy; his…

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‘It’s Going to End in Death’: Doctors Say U.K. Ill-prepared for Coronavirus

LONDON — Ventilators in short supply. Intensive care beds already overflowing. Some health workers buying their own face masks or hoods. And if cases of the deadly coronavirus surge in anything like the numbers some experts have predicted, doctors say they would have to consider denying lifesaving care to the frailest patients to prioritize those…

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How to Cook Spaghetti Squash

Maybe you’ve seen spaghetti squash in the grocery store, but passed it by because the idea of cutting, peeling and preparing it was just too daunting. Fear no more. Spaghetti squash gets its name from its flesh, which resembles delicate strands of angel hair pasta when cooked. Many love that the squash is low in…

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The Coronavirus, by the Numbers

Adam Kucharski studies how diseases spread, but he’s not handling viruses in the lab or treating sick people in the hospital. He’s a mathematician at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and he uses math to understand outbreaks of diseases like Ebola, SARS, influenza and now Covid-19. His goal is to design better…

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Anything but the Phone Background

I am a widower of five years. Two years ago, I started dating another woman. At that time, I removed all pictures of my late wife from around the house, and I consciously do not speak of her out of sensitivity to my new relationship. The one exception I make is with the wallpaper photo…

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How to Prepare Now for the Complete End of the World

OKANOGAN COUNTY, Wash. — When the end comes, some will not be waiting in a bunker for a savior. They will stride out into the wilderness with confidence, ready to hunt and kill a deer, tan its hide and sleep easily in a hand-built shelter, close by a fire they made from the force of…

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Airplanes and Coronavirus: How to Disinfect Your Space

When a video of Naomi Campbell cleaning her airplane seat and wearing a mask and gloves was shared online last year, it made the rounds because her behavior seemed exaggerated. (“Clean everything you touch,” Ms. Campbell said in the video.) Major airlines, including Delta Air Lines and American Airlines, say they clean their planes to…

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