The 2008 recession associated with greater decline in mortality in Europe

IMAGE: Economic activity is associated with mortality trends. view more  Credit: Photo by chuttersnap on Unsplash Barcelona, 8 February 2019- In recent decades, Europe has experienced a downward trend in the annual number of deaths. Not only was this trend not arrested by the economic recession that started in 2008, in fact, the rate of decline…

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Gummy-like robots that could help prevent disease

VIDEO: These tools, which are powered by cell-sized artificial muscles, can carry out complicated manipulation tasks under physiological conditions on a microscopic scale. view more  Human tissues experience a variety of mechanical stimuli that can affect their ability to carry out their physiological functions, such as protecting organs from injury. The controlled application of such stimuli…

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Scientists discover genes that help harmful bacteria thwart treatment

IMAGE: This is methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). view more  Credit: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention A Rutgers-led team has discovered two genes that make some strains of harmful Staphyloccocus bacteria resistant to treatment by copper, a potent and frequently used antibacterial agent. The discovery shows that Staphyloccocus aureus can acquire additional genes that promote…

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Social Q’s: I Can Control the Symptoms of My Autism. But Why Should I?

I was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome when I was 8. Now I’m a teenager, and that isn’t a diagnosis anymore. I have autism spectrum disorder now. I’m considered “high functioning.” But when I’m happy or upset, I sometimes rock my body or flap my hands. My mom says I shouldn’t do this in public because…

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36 Hours: 36 Hours in San Juan

Nearly a year and a half after Hurricane Maria, stories of hope and progress are emerging in Puerto Rico, just as the island’s tropical vegetation is flourishing once again. While there is still much work to be done, and some rural areas might not fully recover for years, the capital of San Juan has been…

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Tom Ford Remakes That Iconic ’90s Red Velvet Suit

One of the standout looks from Tom Ford’s fall 2019 collection was deep, red and monochromatic: a red velvet blazer, maroon bodysuit, shiny silk cuffed suit pants, and velvet peep-toe platforms. Getty ImagesVictor VIRGILE Sure, part of the reason the look stood out was because it was modeled by ELLE’s March cover star Gigi Hadid,…

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Art Review: Frida Kahlo’s Home Is Still Unlocking Secrets, 50 Years Later

Image A Tehuana huipil and skirt, with portraits of the artist, in “Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving” at the Brooklyn Museum.CreditBanco de México Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York Hard to imagine she once worked in shadow; when she had her first New York exhibition, in 1938,…

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Tom Ford and Ralph Lauren Serve Comfort Food, of a Sort

You’ve got to hand it to Tom Ford: He knows how to spin familiarity. That sharp ruby velvet jacket on his fall 2019 runway — the one that, for those who remembered, acted like a rip in the space-time continuum, sending them right back to the ruby velvet Gucci suit Gwyneth Paltrow wore to the…

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Trilobites: Beaked Whales Are the Deepest Divers

Cuvier’s beaked whales are among the most mysterious and adept mammals on Earth. They can dive deeper and hold their breath longer than any other marine mammal. But biologists still know very little about them, because they only surface for a few minutes between most dives, taxing the patience of whale experts, as well as…

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ELLE’s Ultimate Guide to Online Shopping

Loitering around the mall food court will always hold a special place in our hearts, but online shopping has literally everything. Admit it, you can’t beat at-home bra fittings and discovering indie brands from across the globe, all from the comfort of your couch. But with so many sites popping up, online shopping can be…

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