Create Your Own Night Sky

By now, you’ve spent more than enough time inside, and although you may be trying to get back out into nature, the options are still limited, especially after sunset. If you have a backyard or balcony and a clear moonless night, you might be able to look up and glimpse a few stars. But with…

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Celebrate Pride from Home

If you’re feeling conflicted about how to celebrate Pride this year, you’re hardly alone. Three months after the coronavirus pandemic turned the world on its head, America has been rocked by coast-to-coast protests inspired by George Floyd, whose death has led millions to cry out for an end to police brutality — and an end…

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What is Juneteenth Day?

Juneteenth, an annual holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, has been celebrated by African-Americans since the late 1800s. But in recent years, and particularly following nationwide protests over police brutality and the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and other African-Americans this year, there is a renewed interest in…

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Oleh Hornykiewicz, Who Discovered Parkinson’s Treatment, Dies at 93

Oleh Hornykiewicz, a Polish-born pharmacologist whose breakthrough research on Parkinson’s disease has spared millions of patients the tremors and other physical impairments it can cause, died on May 27 in Vienna. He was 93. His death was confirmed by his longtime colleague, Professor Stephen J. Kish of the University of Toronto, where Professor Hornykiewicz (pronounced…

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