A Food Historian Discusses Italy’s Motor Valley

Modena, and its surroundings in north-central Italy, are known as the home of balsamic vinegar and Massimo Bottura’s highly esteemed Osteria Francescana. But in some circles, the region is famous as “Motor Valley,” where high-end cars, like Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Ducati and others, are manufactured. The food historian Francine Segan will discuss dining and driving…

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A.I. Comes to the Operating Room

Brain surgeons are bringing artificial intelligence and new imaging techniques into the operating room, to diagnose tumors as accurately as pathologists, and much faster, according to a report in the journal Nature Medicine. The new approach streamlines the standard practice of analyzing tissue samples while the patient is still on the operating table, to help…

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Time to Cook

Good morning. Welcome back. It was nice there for a while, everything operating at about 60 percent capacity, like an easy drive through Berlin to Paris Bar for Champagne and fries, everyone smiling, everyone in sweaters, everyone chill. Now it’s a new year, top of the quarter, first day back and everyone’s goal-setting, performance-assessing, level-setting,…

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