How Chewing Shaped Human Evolution

An experiment revealed that chomping on slightly tougher material requires markedly more energy. Spending less time on mastication may go hand in hand with human evolution.

#anatomy-and-physiology, #evolution-biology, #jaw-body-part, #research, #science-advances-journal, #teeth-and-dentistry, #your-feed-science

How to Meditate When You Can’t Sit Still

Closing your eyes and focusing on breathing can be hard for those who are easily distracted. But it is possible.

#attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder, #boredom, #brain, #meditation, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

CVS, Walgreens and Walmart Must Pay $650.5 Million in Ohio Opioids Case

A federal judge ordered the big pharmacy chains to bear about one-third of the responsibility for fueling a deadly drug crisis.

#compensation-for-damages-law, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #cvs-caremark-corporation, #decisions-and-verdicts, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #drugstores, #opioids-and-opiates, #pain-relieving-drugs, #polster-dan-aaron, #walgreen-co, #walmart-stores-inc

Plea Deal Requires Weisselberg to Testify at Trump Organization Trial

The chief financial officer of the former president’s business is expected to admit to 15 felonies on Thursday and to take the stand at the company’s trial.

#bragg-alvin, #manhattan-nyc, #tax-evasion, #trump-organization, #trump-donald-j, #weisselberg-allen

The Housing Market Is Bad but Not That Bad

Some historical perspective helps.

#federal-reserve-system, #inflation-economics, #interest-rates, #internal-sub-only-nl, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #united-states-economy

A Watermark, and ‘Spidey Sense,’ Unmask a Forged Galileo Treasure

One of the University of Michigan Library’s most prized possessions, which appeared to be a Galileo manuscript, is now thought to be the work of a 20th-century forger.

#alvarez-pablo, #bergamo-italy, #colleges-and-universities, #forgery, #galilei-galileo, #libraries-and-librarians, #manuscripts, #morgan-librarymuseum, #nick-wilding, #philip-s-palmer, #solar-system, #space-and-astronomy, #university-of-michigan

America Needs More Caregiving Support

True reinvestment in our future must also include care.

#child-care, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #infrastructure-investment-and-jobs-act-2021, #midterm-elections-2022, #politics-and-government, #united-states-economy

Palestinian Leader Accused Israel of ‘50 Holocausts,’ Causing an Uproar

Facing international condemnation, the Palestinian Authority president, Mahmoud Abbas, later walked back the remarks he had made at a news conference in Berlin.

#abbas-mahmoud, #anti-semitism, #berlin-germany, #gaza-strip, #germany, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #israel, #palestinian-authority, #palestinians, #scholz-olaf-1958, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #west-bank

Pence Calls on Republicans to Stop Assailing the F.B.I. After Mar-a-Lago Search

Former Vice President Mike Pence also said he would consider talking to the Jan. 6 committee if he were “summoned to testify.”

#federal-bureau-of-investigation, #house-select-committee-to-investigate-the-january-6th-attack, #jacob-gregory-f-1974, #pence-mike, #short-marc, #united-states-politics-and-government

Liz Cheney Paid the Price of ‘True Patriotism’

Readers praise her willingness to stand up to Donald Trump. Also: Aiding Afghans; bike helmets; guns in Philadelphia; conspiracy “theories.”

#afghanistan-war-2001, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #cheney-liz, #elections, #firearms, #helmets, #philadelphia-pa, #united-states-politics-and-government

Walensky, Citing Botched Pandemic Response, Calls for C.D.C. Reorganization

Among other flaws, the public guidance during the coronavirus pandemic was “confusing and overwhelming,” the agency said.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #united-states-politics-and-government, #walensky-rochelle

‘Now the real work begins’: Liz Cheney lost her election but vows to dig deeper into the Jan. 6 mission.

Ms. Cheney vowed to use her post on the House committee investigating Jan. 6 to continue prosecuting the public case against former President Donald J. Trump.

#cheney-liz, #house-select-committee-to-investigate-the-january-6th-attack, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j

Unequal Access to Monkeypox Shots Gives Europe Pandemic Flashbacks

After Covid disparities sent people across borders in search of vaccines, the European Union tried to create a level playing field. But it’s still far from complete.

#bavarian-nordic-as, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #europe, #european-commission, #monkeypox, #smallpox, #vaccination-and-immunization

Why Pop’s Biggest Stars Are Staying Put for Long Residencies

Extended runs in one venue, once associated with legacy acts, have become popular with stars including Harry Styles and BTS, lowering bills and building hype as touring costs rise.

#adele-singer, #bts-music-group, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #harrys-house-album, #joel-billy, #mana, #pop-and-rock-music, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #styles-harry

Liz Cheney Lost in Wyoming, but Won in All the Ways That Count

The losers on Tuesday night were the Republican Party and the United States.

#cheney-liz, #house-select-committee-to-investigate-the-january-6th-attack, #midterm-elections-2022, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j

Willie Nelson’s Long Encore

As he approaches 90, even brushes with death can’t keep him off the road — or dim a late-life creative burst.

#a-star-is-born-movie, #austin-tex, #content-type-personal-profile, #country-music, #music, #nelson-willie, #sinatra-frank

What Liz Cheney’s Lopsided Loss Says About the State of the G.O.P.

She hoped Jan. 6 would be a turning point for Republicans. And while it did prove to be a dividing line, it was those who crossed Donald J. Trump who have faced electoral consequences.

#cheney-liz, #conservatism-us-politics, #elections-house-of-representatives, #midterm-elections-2022, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-election-of-2024, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wyoming

Why I’m Nostalgic for Landlines

I want to make my kids’ friends exchange grudging pleasantries.

#instagram-inc, #internal-sub-only-nl, #millennial-generation, #shlesinger-iliza, #smartphones, #text-messaging, #tiktok-bytedance, #youtube-com

Uniper Reports Huge Loss as Russia Cuts Gas Flows

Uniper, Germany’s largest importer of natural gas, has had to pay high prices for gas on the open market to make up for the drop in Russian deliveries.

#gazprom, #germany, #natural-gas, #nord-stream-ag, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #uniper-se

The Party of Trump

A look at the latest results from last night’s primaries, and their larger meaning for the Republican Party.

#cheney-liz, #elections, #internal-storyline-no, #palin-sarah, #presidential-election-of-2020, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Lisa Murkowski and Sarah Palin Survive Primary Battles, but a Democrat Breaks Through

The independent streak of Alaskan voters played a part in both races as Ms. Palin’s attempt at a political comeback could be threatened.

#alaska, #begich-nick-iii, #midterm-elections-2022, #murkowski-lisa, #palin-sarah

Liz Cheney Loses Wyoming Primary to Trump-Backed Harriet Hageman

Ms. Hageman’s easy victory was a blunt repudiation of Ms. Cheney and her relentless campaign to stop Donald J. Trump. Ms. Cheney vowed to not let up.

#cheney-liz, #elections-house-of-representatives, #hageman-harriet, #house-of-representatives, #midterm-elections-2022, #primaries-and-caucuses, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Summer of Airline Chaos

What is behind the turmoil that has defined the last few months of plane travel?

#airlines-and-airplanes, #audio-neutral-informative, #politics-and-government

At Last, Online Travel Planning Is Becoming (a Little) Easier

Airbnb, Google Travel and a few other platforms have tweaked their search engines, and that means less slogging through pages and pages of results on everything from home rental options to flight routes.

#airbnb, #expedia-inc, #google-inc, #research, #search-engines, #skyscanner, #travel-and-vacations

Mexico Sees Its Energy Future in Fossil Fuels, Not Renewables

The president’s push to bring the energy sector under state control has put up roadblocks to renewable energy and left Mexico’s climate goals behind.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #energy-and-power, #environment, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline

Giuliani Scheduled to Face Atlanta Grand Jury Investigating Trump

The former New York mayor has been told that he is a target of the investigation into whether Donald J. Trump and his associates tried to illegally influence the 2020 presidential election results in Georgia.

#atlanta-ga, #eastman-john-c, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #graham-lindsey, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #willis-fani-t

Real Estate Crisis Is at the Heart of China’s Economic Troubles

In a rare act of defiance, people across the country who bought property from indebted developers are refusing to repay loans on their unfinished apartments.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #boycotts, #china, #china-evergrande-group, #mortgages, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #xi-jinping

Tech Hacks to Make Traveling Right Now Less of a Headache

The travel industry is recovering from the pandemic, but messily. These apps and tips can help us navigate the chaos and maximize our comfort.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #customer-relations, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #mobile-applications, #the-points-guy-llc, #travel-and-vacations

‘I’m Done With Him’: A Mother’s Anger Over Rushdie Attack

Hadi Matar, 24, kept to himself and was changed by a 2018 trip to the Middle East.

#chautauqua-ny, #chautauqua-institution, #content-type-personal-profile, #matar-hadi, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #muslims-and-islam, #new-jersey, #rushdie-salman, #the-satanic-verses-book, #writing-and-writers

Vanessa Bryant Is Suing L.A. County Over Kobe Bryant Crash Photos: What to Know

Bryant, whose husband and daughter died in a 2020 helicopter crash, said county employees shared photos of human remains from the crash, causing her emotional distress.

#aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #basketball, #bryant-kobe, #bryant-gianna-2006-20, #bryant-vanessa-1982, #compensation-for-damages-law, #deaths-fatalities, #los-angeles-county-sheriffs-department, #photography, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #zobayan-ara

Covid and N.Y.C. Schools: Back to Class, and Finally Back to Normal?

The city Education Department has ended most Covid restrictions for students, although teachers still have to be vaccinated.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #education-k-12, #education-department-nyc, #masks, #monkeypox, #new-york-city, #poliomyelitis, #teachers-and-school-employees, #vaccination-and-immunization

American Idols: Dr. Oz, Trump and the Celebrity to Politics Pipeline

Jessica Bennett and Frank Bruni discuss why “everything is celebrity culture” — even America’s politics.

#audio-neutral-informative, #bennett-jessica, #bruni-frank, #celebrities, #elections-senate, #oz-mehmet-c, #presidents-and-presidency-us, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

Reading While Incarcerated Saved Me. So Why Are Prisons Banning Books?

Books on dragons, about the moon and by President Barack Obama have one thing in common: Prisons have banned them.

#books-and-literature, #censorship, #prisons-and-prisoners

Religion Is Not a Real Barrier to Polio Vaccination

Experts can combat polio with sensitivity.

#epidemics, #jews-and-judaism, #new-york-state, #orthodox-judaism, #poliomyelitis, #rockland-county-ny, #rumors-and-misinformation, #vaccination-and-immunization

U.K. Inflation Jumps to 10.1 percent, Pushed Higher by Food

The surge in prices is expected to peak in the autumn, when household energy bills are set to sharply increase.

#bank-of-england, #great-britain, #inflation-economics, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #wages-and-salaries

Lisa Murkowski and Kelly Tshibaka Advance in Alaska’s Senate Contest

Two other candidates, still to be determined, will also move on to the general election in November under a new ranked-choice system.

#alaska, #democratic-party, #elections-senate, #murkowski-lisa, #primaries-and-caucuses, #ranked-choice-voting, #republican-party, #tshibaka-kelly, #united-states-politics-and-government

Sarah Palin Is Ahead in Special Election to Fill House Seat in Alaska

Mary Peltola, a Democrat, and Nick Begich III, a Republican from Alaska’s most prominent Democratic political dynasty, advanced along with the former governor.

#alaska, #palin-sarah, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2008, #primaries-and-caucuses, #ranked-choice-voting, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters, #young-don

Liz Cheney’s Concession Speech Invokes Lincoln and Grant

Ms. Cheney said she had called her opponent to concede her loss in a free and fair election, and suggested that her job now, and that of patriotic Americans, was to stand up for the Constitution.

#cheney-liz, #elections-house-of-representatives, #grant-ulysses-s, #primaries-and-caucuses, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wyoming

Behind Enemy Lines, Ukrainians Tell Russians ‘You Are Never Safe’

Clandestine resistance cells are spotting targets, sabotaging rail lines and killing those deemed collaborators as they seek to terrorize Russian forces.

#crimea-ukraine, #defense-and-military-forces, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #international-relations, #kherson-ukraine, #melitopol-ukraine, #politics-and-government, #right-sector-ukraine, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #sabotage-crime, #ukraine, #united-russia, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #zaporizhzhia-ukraine

When Restaurants Meet Retail Therapy

You went out for a bite, then realized you need groceries (or even a gift). These spots have you covered.

#internal-sub-only-nl, #new-york-city, #restaurants

‘Go Get Your Bathing Suits!’: Biden Takes a Vacation as Washington Beckons

In modern times, presidential vacations often provide periods of relaxation interrupted by moments of crisis. President Biden spent the last week on Kiawah Island in South Carolina.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #kiawah-island-sc, #presidents-and-presidency-us, #travel-and-vacations, #united-states-politics-and-government

What Liz Cheney’s Loss in Wyoming Means

A conservative cancel culture as unforgiving as its progressive rival is sweeping over the Wyoming G.O.P.

#cancel-culture, #cheney-liz, #conservatism-us-politics, #frank-thomas, #hageman-harriet, #midterm-elections-2022, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wyoming

Serena Williams Loses to Emma Raducanu in Cincinnati

Emma Raducanu beat Williams in straight sets in the first round at the Western and Southern Open. Williams’s next tournament, and quite possibly her last, will be the U.S. Open.

#raducanu-emma-2002, #tennis, #united-states-open-tennis, #western-and-southern-open, #williams-serena

Even on Biden’s Big Day, He’s Still in Trump’s Long Shadow

For the sitting president, even a triumphant ceremony to sign major domestic legislation can hardly break through the nonstop attention on his predecessor.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #presidential-transition-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Biden Signs Climate, Health Bill Into Law as Other Economic Goals Remain

The bill is the latest victory for the president on overhauling the physical economy, but he has found less support for plans to help workers.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #inflation-reduction-act-of-2022, #law-and-legislation, #manchin-joe-iii, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

Ukraine Strikes Again in Crimea, Challenging Russian Hold on Peninsula

Explosions rocked a munitions depot in Crimea days after blasts hit a Russian airfield there. President Vladimir V. Putin has made the seizure of Crimea a centerpiece of his 22-year rule.

#black-sea, #crimea-ukraine, #defense-and-military-forces, #medvedev-dmitri-a, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #yermak-andriy

‘Mack & Rita’ Celebrates Aging and ‘Coastal Grandma’ Style

The film “Mack & Rita,” coastal grandmother style and cottage-core all address a “spirit age,” where younger people honor their older souls.

#comedy-and-humor, #elderly, #fashion-and-apparel, #keaton-diane, #lail-elizabeth, #millennial-generation, #movies

Wolfgang Petersen, Director of ‘Das Boot,’ Is Dead at 81

He made it big in Hollywood with box-office hits, but he’s best remembered for a harrowing, Oscar-nominated German film set inside a U-boat in World War II.

#academy-awards-oscars, #das-boot-movie, #deaths-obituaries, #germany, #los-angeles-calif, #movies, #petersen-wolfgang, #submarines-and-submersibles, #the-neverending-story-movie

Hearing Aids Will Soon Be Sold Over the Counter. Here’s What You Need to Know.

A new F.D.A. rule will allow people to purchase hearing aids without prescriptions.

#ears-and-hearing, #health-insurance-and-managed-care

Watch NASA’s Artemis Moon Rocket Roll Out to the Launchpad

The giant Space Launch System is getting an early start ahead of its lunar journey, which is scheduled to start on Aug. 29.

#artemis-program, #kennedy-space-center, #moon, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #rocket-science-and-propulsion, #space-and-astronomy