Flamingos form firm friendships

Flamingos form friendships that last for years, new research shows. The five-year study reveals that, despite being highly social as part of large flocks, flamingos consistently spend time with specific close “friends”. They also avoid certain individuals, suggesting some flamingos just don’t get on. The University of Exeter study examined four flamingo species…

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Millions of Children Are at Risk for Measles as Coronavirus Fears Halt Vaccines

More than 100 million children could be at risk for measles because countries around the world are suspending national immunization programs in order to reduce the risk of coronavirus infection, international public health leaders warned on Monday. So far, 24 low- and middle-income countries, including Mexico, Nigeria and Cambodia, have paused or postponed such programs,…

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Cocktail Mixers Enter the Ice Age

Many prepared cocktail concoctions are shortcuts that shortchange the drink. Not these new frozen Cocktail Cubes. They’re made from straightforward organic ingredients that have been mixed and formed into the cubes to make fine classic cocktails like old-fashioneds, margaritas, bee’s knees and cosmopolitans, among others. Drop one, or two, into a shaker, add two ounces…

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A Queens Caterer Delivers

Paul Neuman, a caterer based in Long Island City, Queens, has started contactless delivery of prepared foods to locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island and the Hamptons. The food is hearty and homestyle, and easy to reheat. Most of the items serve two and can be refrigerated for a few days or even frozen.…

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