Where a Michelin-Starred Chef Goes in San Francisco

San Francisco is a city transformed by programmers, staggering wealth and start-ups. But the Michelin-starred chef Dominique Crenn remains attuned to the sense of possibility that has long drawn artists, innovators and pioneering spirits to the City by the Bay. Ms. Crenn, the first woman in the United States to receive three Michelin stars for…

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A Rare Greenshank Is Spotted in Russia

One of the few things known about the Nordmann’s greenshank is that it is one of the most endangered shorebirds on earth. No one had studied the bird in depth since 1976, and its nesting habitat remained a mystery. But this summer, an American graduate student and Russian ornithologists spotted a pair of Nordmann’s greenshanks…

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Bella Thorne, the Ex-Disney Star, Chillaxes With Yarn

Bella Thorne, the 21-year-old ex-Disney star, Instagram provocateur, cat enthusiast, weed entrepreneur, porn director and fanatical crafter, wanted more glitter. She yanked a length of sparkling pink yarn around a wooden shuttle and wove it back and forth across a loom. A videographer she brought along traced the zigzag movement, but Ms. Thorne would never…

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Medical News Today: Kidney disease: Does gout increase risk?

Building on previous findings, a new study concludes that people with gout are more likely to develop kidney disease. The authors believe that the results offer new ways to reduce the risk of chronic kidney disease. A recent study looks at whether gout influences kidney health. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a long term condition,…

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Ebola Outbreak in Congo Hits Milestone, and Death Toll Rises

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo — The yearlong Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has hit what officials are calling a milestone: more than 3,000 confirmed and probable cases and a death toll above 2,000, according to government data released on Friday. The outbreak, Congo’s 10th, is the second-worst epidemic of the virus…

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Don’t Use Bootleg or Street Vaping Products, C.D.C. Warns

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday warned people not to use vaping ingredients bought on the street, and to stop modifying either nicotine or cannabis e-cigarette devices, in an effort to curb the vaping-related lung sicknesses that have alarmed health officials in more than two dozen states this summer. Despite the lack…

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Why Did the Chicken Cover the Road?

Cullen Camic first noticed the chicken carcasses on Friday morning when a AAA repairman was inspecting his car battery. Something — a thick, wet line of white and pink — glistening in the soft morning sun caught his eye. It stretched several blocks of Bond Street in the Boerum Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn, past century-old…

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What are the types of vagina?

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Wide-Awake at 3 A.M.? Don’t Just Look at Your Phone

The only thing worse than feeling completely wired at 11 p.m. when you’re ready for sleep is being stark awake at 3 a.m. Blissfully passing out at an appropriate bedtime is cold comfort when the brain wakes up too soon and refuses to take advantage of those eight full hours. I toss and turn and…

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