The Science of Helping Out

At a time when we are all experiencing an extraordinary level of stress, science offers a simple and effective way to bolster our own emotional health. To help yourself, start by helping others. Much of the scientific research on resilience — which is our ability to bounce back from adversity — has shown that having…

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This Matzo Brei Leans Savory

We held our Seder on Wednesday night, and the traditional day-after breakfast is matzo brei, also called fried matzo. It also happens to be pantry-friendly, at least if you’ve got matzo and eggs. There’s a raging debate in matzo brei circles about the right way to serve it: sweet or savory? That is, do you…

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More Coronavirus Vaccines and Treatments Move Toward Human Trials

As the coronavirus pandemic spreads at unprecedented rates, invading the lungs of people of all ages, ethnicities and medical histories, companies are ratcheting up their efforts to fight the disease with accelerated schedules for creating new vaccines, and beginning clinical trials for potential treatments. On Wednesday, Novavax, a Maryland-based biotech company, said it would begin…

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