Trilobites: Injecting Marshmallow Peeps With Fungi, for Science

It’s science time in Candy Land. On Twitter this week, a scientist at West Virginia University shared his latest experiment: Sugar-coated marshmallow bunnies inoculated with a dozen kinds of fungi, and thousands of people are eager to see the results. But why? Welcome to the weird world of #fungalpeeps in which Matthew Kasson, the mycologist…

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Encounters: Aml Ameen Competes in a Poetry Slam

Aml Ameen stamped his feet against the cold outside the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. It was Wednesday, which meant an open mic poetry slam, and Mr. Ameen, 33, who stars in “Yardie,” a British crime drama directed by Idris Elba, wanted to make his slam debut. “I may not become the greatest poet who ever lived,”…

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Anna Sorokin’s Stylist, Anastasia Walker, on Her Designer Trial Looks

Anna Sorokin, alias Anna Delvey, looked more like a millennial shopper on Mercer Street than an accused criminal in Manhattan Supreme Court this week. While many defendants alter their appearance to imply their old, nefarious ways are far behind, the alleged grifter—who reportedly duped Manhattanites into believing she was a German heiress for nearly four…

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in her words: Fasten Your Seatbelt and Keep Your Hands to Yourself

Image CreditLilli Carré You’re reading In Her Words, where women rule the headlines. Sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox. Let me know what you think at dearmaya@nytimes.com. “I rage-whispered to him that I couldn’t help noticing that he was acting like a pervert.” — Joanna Chiu, a journalist who intervened after…

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City Kitchen: You Deserve More Succulent Chicken

Ah, the ever-troublesome chicken breast. Many shun it for being dry, tasteless and boring. Others choose the breast (preferably without skin or bone) and disdain the darker meat of the leg and thigh. To be truthful, I’m in the dark meat camp for the most part, but I also welcome properly cooked, flavorful white meat…

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6 Ways to Make an Old Floral Dress Feel New Again

Tyler Joe You’ve got a floral dress you bought last summer, but feel kinda blah about wearing it this year, right? Fresh styling tricks and small accessories can make all the difference when it comes to getting excited to pull it out again. Below, our shopping recos for the pieces that can totally change the…

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Exclusive: A TV Anchor’s Park Avenue Apartment for Sale

The television journalist Deborah Norville saw plenty of potential when she first stepped inside her four-bedroom apartment at the massive, Georgian-style co-op at 655 Park Avenue about 17 years ago — even if she called the place “a wreck.” “It had the most unusual design aesthetic I’ve ever seen,” she said, noting, for example, the…

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Savage X’s April VIP Box Is In Full Bloom

I, like many, would give my last dollar to have Rihanna hand-select my entire wardrobe. Thankfully, Rihanna is making a bit of that dream a reality with the Savage x Fenty VIP Box, a monthly subscription service Queen Rih curates herself, featuring some of her favorite Savage X pieces lingerie pieces that first launched in…

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Inspired by Stone Soup, but More Delicious

When I was a kid, I was obsessed with “Stone Soup.” If you’re unfamiliar, it’s a classic fable about a band of hungry travelers who build a pot of soup using only water and a haphazard mix of randomly donated ingredients from the nearby villagers. The intended moral of the story is that sharing can…

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Work Friend: My Manager Is an Animal

Send questions about the office, money, careers, work-life balance and whatever it is that this woman is trying to learn to do with the animals to workfriend@nytimes.com. Include your name and location, even if you want them withheld. Letters may be edited. You Work in a Zoo I work mostly with animals, but I have…

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