Halley Goodman, Benjamin Mandel

Halley Marisa Goodman and Benjamin Zadek Mandel were married Jan. 26 at Cipriani 42nd Street in Manhattan. Rabbi Joshua M. Davidson officiated. Mrs. Mandel, 30, is a research analyst at Baron Capital, an asset management firm in Manhattan. She graduated magna cum laude with a dual degree — a bachelor of science in economics and…

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Jennifer Morrison, Stuart Grant

Jennifer Morrison and Stuart Douglas Andrew Grant were married Jan. 26 at the Fermenting Cellar, an events space, in Toronto. David G. Stinson, a judge of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and an uncle of the bride, officiated. Ms. Morrison, 42, is an executive producer of etalk, a daily celebrity entertainment show based in…

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NBA players who shine early stay skilled for longer

NBA players who excelled during the first part of their career were able to retain more of their skill as they aged. They also displayed a slower decline in performance after the peak of their career, according to a study published in the Springer journal Behaviour Research Methods. Dr Nemanja Vaci and colleagues at the…

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‘Superbug gene’ found in one of the most remote places on Earth

Antibiotic-Resistant Genes (ARGs) that were first detected in urban India have been found 8,000 miles away in one of the last ‘pristine’ places on earth, a new study has shown. Soil samples taken in the Kongsfjorden region of Svalbard have now confirmed the spread of blaNDM-1 into the High Arctic — an ARG originally found…

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‘Bug bombs’ are ineffective killing roaches indoors

IMAGE: Bug bombs are ineffective at dealing with German cockroaches indoors. view more  Credit: Photo courtesy of Matt Bertone. Total release foggers, commonly known as «bug bombs,» are ineffective at removing cockroaches from indoor environments, according to a new study from North Carolina State University. Bug-bomb chemicals fail to reach places where cockroaches congregate the most…

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Hens that lay human proteins in eggs offer future therapy hope

IMAGE: Scientists at the University of Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute have produced GM chickens that make human proteins in their eggs, offering a more cost-effective method of producing certain types of drugs…. view more  Chickens that are genetically modified to produce human proteins in their eggs can offer a cost-effective method of producing certain types of drugs,…

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Fatima Ali, Fan Favorite on ‘Top Chef,’ Dies of Cancer at 29

Fatima Ali, who was voted by fans of the television show “Top Chef” as their favorite contestant of Season 15, died on Friday at her family’s home in San Marino, Calif. She was 29. A brother, Mohammad Ali, said the cause was cancer. While her season of the reality culinary competition show was airing, Ms.…

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Q&A: When the Cat Needs a Painkiller

Image CreditVictoria Roberts Q. We once had to have an elderly cat euthanized because of painful arthritis. The vet said there were no good long-term analgesics for cats. Why? A. The treatment of pain in cats is more problematic than it is in people, or even in dogs, in part because it has been hard…

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Mini-Vows: A One-Way Ticket. Destination? A Life Together.

Barbara DeBolt Roy and Robert Ford Greene were married Jan. 25 at the Naples Sailing and Yacht Club in Naples, Fla. Mary Elizabeth Beadle, a friend of the couple who was ordained by the New Seminary Church, officiated. Ms. Roy, 85, is retired as the founder and president of a chain of children’s care centers…

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