Home Schooling, Simplified

Like many people’s homes at the moment, mine now resembles a juvenile corporate office. My 6-year-old logs into Zoom for morning meetings and singalongs, my 8-year-old uses Google Docs to pitch fairy-tale adaptations to his teacher, and both use new email accounts to compare schedules with classmates and dole out emojis. When New York closed…

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You Show Me Your Décor, I Show You Mine

As Americans dutifully sequestered themselves into their homes last week, enacting their own versions of Emma Donoghue’s novel “Room” (flopping down on Rug, Sofa and Bed, perhaps fighting over Vacuum and Dishes, united in dreams of Outside), they took their pleasures where they could. One popular distraction has been the window into other people’s rooms:…

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How to Store Your Travel Gear

Travel gear is by nature a polarizing topic: hard-shell versus soft-sided, folding versus rolling, carry-on versus checked — heck, even unpacking or not at the start of a vacation. But most people can agree that putting away travel gear after a long trip is a chore. Hence the half-full suitcase that languishes out in the…

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Live Coronavirus News and Updates

Here’s what you need to know: Trump suggests coronavirus testing is no longer a problem. Governors disagree. Video transcript Back transcript Listen to the Call: Bullock and Trump Discuss Testing Gov. Steve Bullock of Montana discussed the difficulty of getting access to coronavirus tests on a conference call with President Trump and other governors. “Literally,…

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A new mechanism triggering cell death and inflammation: A left turn that kills

Z-form nucleic acids are double-stranded DNA and RNA molecules with an unusual left-handed double helix structure, as opposed to the classical right-handed Watson-Crick double helix. Z-nucleic acids were discovered more than 40 years ago, but their biological function has remained poorly understood. The group of Professor Manolis Pasparakis at the CECAD Cluster of Excellence in…

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New UC Davis research suggests parents should limit screen media for preschoolers

New research from University of California, Davis, suggests that parents should delay introducing their children to any screen media, as well as limit preschool-age children’s use of mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets. The research was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics this week. Over a two-and-a-half-year period, researchers assessed 56…

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Covid-19 deaths in Italian hospitals are today increasing at maximum rate and significant numbers will continue to die until at least mid-April

A new report on Covid-19 data up to March 30 from Italy, prepared by an Italian expert for the European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA), says that the number of daily deaths in Italian hospitals is today still accelerating at the maximum rate, and significant numbers of deaths in hospital are likely to continue until at…

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