Your New Disco Fries

Good morning. Cathy Erway has a fascinating article in The Times this week about a new generation of American Chinese takeout restaurants and their chefs’ proud embrace of the classics of that canon: cashew chicken, for instance, along with sweet and sour pork and crab Rangoon. Maybe one of those could be your dinner tonight?…

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C.D.C. Advisers to Discuss Rare Heart Problems in Vaccinated Youth

Advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are scheduled to meet on Wednesday to address reports of rare heart problems in young people immunized with the coronavirus vaccines made by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna. The reports involve conditions called myocarditis, inflammation of the heart muscle; and pericarditis, inflammation of the membrane surrounding the heart.…

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Are There More Moths This Year?

She originally studied ornithology but shifted course when she realized the limited professional opportunities for bird specialists, and began working in pest control in the early 1990s. “It was really a good old boys’ club,” she said, interrupted by her whining Newfoundland puppy, Karina (named for the Bob Dylan song). During the pandemic, Dr. Gordon…

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How to Exercise in the Summer Heat

Aim for Acclimitization We also should accustom ourselves, slowly, to unfamiliar swelter, Dr. Gibson says, a process known to exercise scientists as acclimatizing, which involves working out sometimes, by choice, when the day is warmest. This approach helps to condition our bodies to better cope with the heat. Once acclimatized, we will sweat earlier and…

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