Ice Fishing Is Fun!

With frozen dirt road crunching under the car tires, my longtime fishing buddy (and paleontologist) Mike and I pull out of the driveway of my family cottage in New Hampshire for the hour drive north east toward the White Mountains , where an invite we’ve long coveted has us giddy. It’s to sit on a…

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How to Micro-Nest in Economy

When Martha Rose Ormerod, an engineering student from Wales, travels by air, she has a ritual. As soon as she is seated in her tiny economy-class seat, she sets out to personalize the space. Ms. Ormerod, 29, arranges a blanket and pillow, and the other essentials — “water bottle, book, lip balm and moisturizer” —…

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How Exercise May Affect Your Immunity

Does exercise help or hinder our bodies’ ability to fight off infections? In the context of the novel coronavirus outbreak, that question has gained urgency and also, thanks to recent research, emergent answers. The latest science suggests that being fit boosts our immune systems, and that even a single workout can amplify and improve our…

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The Return of Gage & Tollner, a Victorian Haunt With a New Vibe

The plastic sign, about 10 feet long with A-R-B-Y-’S spelled vertically, lay on its side by a ladder and some construction tools. “Do you want it?” Sohui Kim, the chef and an owner of the Brooklyn restaurants the Good Fork and Insa, asked a visitor. “You can have it.” That made it official: Gage &…

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How to Threaten a Political Movement, 30 Seconds at a Time

A mother stands outside her house, ushering two adorable kids into the family minivan. A gray-haired man sits in a diner, his newspaper in front of him. A fresh-faced young guy in a button-down shirt pushes a bicycle out of an office building. A doctor stands in an examining room, surrounded by the tools of…

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French as Apple Pie

In Paris this winter, with the weather seesawing between frigid and mild, I found myself baking with apples. I made pandowdy, twice. I made a few apple crisps, one with a gingerbread spice that I liked a lot. I made an apple tart that had a layer of applesauce and a pinwheel of sliced apples.…

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At Fashion Week, Comeback Queens Rule the Catwalks

PARIS — When the last model stepped off the runway at Louis Vuitton and the fall 2020 shows drew to a close this week, it was clear that diversity on the catwalks had become a genuine reality and not just a seasonal trend — at least as far as race was concerned. But in show…

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Little tissue, big mission: Beating heart tissues to ride aboard the ISS

Launching no earlier than March 6 at 11:50 PM EST, the Johns Hopkins University will send heart muscle tissues, contained in a specially-designed tissue chip the size of a small cellphone, up to the microgravity environment of the International Space Station (ISS) for one month of observation. The project, led by Deok-Ho Kim, an Associate…

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