Mimi Amro

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Feel-Better Foods from Around the World

It doesn’t matter what country you’re in; if you’re sick, you’re probably getting some really amazing soup (or some fantastic soupy porridge). Much …

Does a USB drive get heavier as you store more files on it?

Paradoxically, the more you save on a flash drive, the lighter it gets.<p>Believe it or not, they get lighter. USB drives use Flash memory, which means …

Lost Art Of Bending Over: How Other Cultures Spare Their Spines

To see if you're bending correctly, try a simple experiment.<p>"Stand up and put your hands on your waist," says Jean Couch, who has been helping people get out of back pain for 25 years at her studio in Palo Alto, Calif.<p>"Now imagine I've dropped a feather in front of your feet and asked to pick it …

Pain

A 'trapped' atom is visible to the naked eye

The tiny dot in the center of the screen, between the two metal electrodes, is the light emitted by a single atom. The photo, <i>Single Atom in an Ion Trap</i>, just won the grand prize in the UK's Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) science photo and imaging contest. "The idea of …

This Vegan Portuguese Kale Soup Recipe Will Cure What Ails You

Whenever I’m craving comfort food, I make a big pot of vegan kale soup. Growing up, it was a cure-all remedy in our house. Winter wind just a little too cold? Make the soup. Schoolyard bullying got you down? Mom made the soup. It was also our food of celebration. When my grandma came into town …

A Complex Red Bean Stew From Georgia

Many Americans fall in love with the food of Georgia (the country, not the state) after sampling khachapuri, a savory cheese-stuffed bread often served with a runny egg on top. For others, it’s a plateful of handmade khinkali, the country’s meaty version of soup dumplings.<p>For me, the obsession …

Recipes

Rabbit Genes Unraveled a Weird Catholic Legend About Meat-Eating

Happy Lent.<p>Today marks the first day of Lent, the 40-day period before Easter when Christians give up certain luxuries as a form of penance for their …

Rabbits

Stock market forces can be modeled with a quantum harmonic oscillator

Traditionally, a quantum harmonic oscillator model is used to describe the tiny vibrations in a diatomic molecule, but the description is also …

Intense laser experiments provide first evidence that light can stop electrons

By hitting electrons with an ultra-intense laser, researchers have revealed dynamics that go beyond 'classical' physics and hint at quantum …

How Fake Surgery Exposes Useless Treatments

Two weeks after my husband had a couple of stents installed in his coronary arteries, he awoke to this headline in the <i>New York Times:</i> …

Medicine

They Only Look Casual

There she goes, strutting that strut. Her outfit is arranged just so. She’s got the bag with the umpteen-person wait list, not yet available in stores. The cameras flash. It’s a fashion moment. It’s a watershed. It’s a marketing opportunity.<p>It’s the 15-foot catwalk that runs from the hotel door to …

UK doctors select first women to have ‘three-person babies’

Doctors in Newcastle have been granted permission to create Britain’s first “three-person babies” for two women who are at risk of passing on devastating and incurable genetic diseases to their children.<p>The green light from the fertility regulator means that doctors at the Newcastle Fertility …

28 perfect outfits for every single day of February

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, it’s time you start putting together potential outfits in your mind. Whether or not you’re headed for a date …

The 400-Degree Thanksgiving

<i>Sam Sifton emails readers of Cooking five days a week to talk about food and suggest recipes. That email also appears here. To receive it in your inbox,</i> <i>register here</i><i>. Download the</i> <i>NYT Cooking app here</i><i>.</i><p>Good morning. Melissa Clark and I cooked a Thanksgiving dinner the other day, nine dishes in about …

Recipes

Girls in Paris Are All Shopping This Affordable Brand

While the runways of Paris may be chock-full of the collections you'll see everywhere come spring, on the streets of Paris it's a different story. …

I Always Ask These 5 Questions Before Cleaning My Closet

Fashion<p>Style Tips<p>I Always Ask These 5 Questions Before Cleaning My Closet<p>When I was five my mom loved dressing me up in tiny shirts that said things …

Jeans

Cook this: Dinner-party friendly salted caramel apple parfaits

<i>Our cookbook of the week is Eat Delicious: 125 Recipes for Your Daily Dose of Awesome by Instagram-famous cook and photographer Dennis Prescott. Over</i> …

How to Watch the Total Solar Eclipse Without Glasses

You've surely heard by now that the moon will pass between Earth and the sun on August 21, creating a total solar eclipse that will cast a shadow …

Hollywood Goes Gaga For Gucci: See 10 Top Looks!

Creative director of Gucci, Alessandro Michele, dresses Hollywood in soft hues and ethereal silhouettes—and Hollywood is obsessed! See the latest …

Fans are not loving court sketches of Taylor Swift

<b>(CNN) —</b> Is that you, Taylor Swift?<p>Courtroom sketches of the superstar singer are being derided on social media for not quite capturing her famous visage.<p>Tweets about the renderings of Swift have provided levity for some in an otherwise serious case of alleged sexual assault.<p>Swift has accused former …

How to Calculate the Correlation Coefficient

There are many questions to ask when looking at a scatterplot. One of the most common is how well does a straight line approximate the data? To help …

Data Science

Your Eyes Aren't the Only Parts of Your Body That 'See'

Welcome to the world of nonvisual photoreception.<p><b>By Thomas Cronin, University of Maryland, Baltimore County</b><p>We humans are uncommonly visual creatures. …

Biology

We finally know how your tongue tells your brain what you're tasting

They used to keep you alive, but now they just give you a sweet tooth.<p>What makes candy taste sweet and coffee taste bitter, and not the other way around? In a study published this week in <i>Nature</i>, researchers identified the secret ingredient that keeps our tastes distinct.<p>We already knew two parts of …