A Day of Delivering Meals and Hope

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Traffic lights signal to empty streets. Parks are deserted, except for the squirrels. And no one knows for sure whether this city’s famed racecourse will open this year. But on Monday morning, as a hard rain pelted the windows, the main room of the Salvation Army building downtown was bustling with…

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Their Ring Bearer Was a Bear

Rita Janecek and Joseph Schaar had hoped to marry March 21 atop a glacier in Anchorage, but the coronavirus outbreak changed those plans. “It was certainly disappointing,” said Ms. Janecek, 56, who met Mr. Schaar, 52, on Match.com in May 2015. The pair had a 93 percent compatibility rating that included a shared love of…

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A Pulse of Joy Amid Tragedy

Just as we’re about to abandon our mountainside search in defeat, my 6-year-old son shouts, “I found one, guys!” His older brother, my husband and I step over brambles to join him where he’s crouched on the old logging trail we’ve followed through the forest. His small hand cups our family’s first-ever morel mushroom, the…

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Terpenoids and aromatic compounds from bryophytes and their central nervous system activity

Bryophytes, phylogenetically placed between algae and pteridophytes, are divided into three classes, mosses, liverworts, and hornworts. Bryophytes are a source of traditional medicines throughout the world. Bryophyte phytochemistry is a fascinating research niche as some compounds – such as secondary metabolites – from these sources have been found to have bioactive properties. Liverworts and other…

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