Were U.S. Diplomats Attacked in Cuba? Brain Study Deepens Mystery

In late 2016, dozens of United States diplomats working in Cuba and China began reporting odd mental symptoms: persistent headaches, vertigo, blurred vision, hearing phantom sounds. Since then, scientists and commentators have groped for plausible explanations. Deliberate physical attacks, involving microwaves or other such technology? Or were psychological factors, subconscious yet mind-altering, the more likely…

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A Salad Bowl With an Heirloom Price

At nearly $500 for the salad bowl, you’d think Alice Waters would handpick and rinse the lettuces for you herself. But no, she only inspired the new bowl for the Permanent Collection online shop. It’s a beautiful piece, fairly shallow and 13 1/4 inches across, with an alluring natural pattern. Ms. Waters selected redwood for…

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Study: Fat cells play key role in dangerous transformation of melanoma

IMAGE: Nano-vaccine mechanism of action: following injection, the nano-vaccine internalizes into immune cells, leading to activation of T cells to recognize and attack melanoma. view more  Credit: Professor Carmit Levy/AFTAU Researchers at Tel Aviv University, led by Prof. Carmit Levy and Dr. Tamar Golan of the Department of Human Genetics and Biochemistry at TAU’s Sackler School…

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