I Quit Chewing Gum - The New York Times

Photo Illustration by Tony Cenicola/The New York TimesIt’s costly.Orbit, Sweet Mint, its packet pale green, like money, like the approximately $5,500, conservatively calculated, I’ve spent on gum since then. Read more »

New York State Investigates Christian Health Cost-Sharing Affiliate

ETNew York State officials are investigating a business representing a major Christian group offering an alternative to health insurance, joining several states scrutinizing these cost-sharing programs that provide limited coverage.On Wednesday, New York state insurance regulators issued a subpoena to Aliera, which markets the Christian ministry run by Trinity Healthshare, according to people who have seen the subpoena. Read more »

Tracking Comet Borisov - The New York Times

An Interstellar Comet


On Sunday, a comet from beyond our solar system will make its closest approach to the sun.30 by Gennady Borisov, a comet hunter in Crimea who has discovered nine comets since 2013.
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Germany Mandates Measles Vaccine - The New York Times

A child receiving a measles vaccine in Munich in May.Outbreaks of the disease have been on the rise globally, and health officials in Germany have recorded 501 cases this year. Read more »

Meet the Bloodsuckers - The New York Times

Suspicious officials called in Sebastian Kvist, curator of invertebrates at the Royal Ontario Museum, to identify the smuggled contraband.Mark Siddall, a curator and professor at New York’s American Museum of Natural History known far and wide as “the leech guy,” bows to no one in his admiration. Read more »

Fossil Fuels on Trial: New York’s Lawsuit Against Exxon Begins

Protesters gathered outside Manhattan Supreme Court before a lawsuit against Exxon Mobil began on Tuesday.CreditJefferson Siegel for The New York TimesBy Oct. Read more »

New York City Wants to Put a Climate Change ‘Laboratory’ on Governors Island

CreditCreditMark Wickens for The New York TimesBy Published Oct.2 million square feet on the southern half of the island, which New York wants to rezone for commercial and educational use — into a “living laboratory” for coping with the effects of climate change. Read more »

New York Says End of AIDS Epidemic Is Near

was a death sentence, when thousands of New Yorkers, primarily gay men, succumbed to AIDS-related illnesses, and the end of the epidemic seemed both medically and mentally impossible.Cuomo declared that New York is on track to meet its goal to end the AIDS epidemic in the state by 2020. Read more »

New York Moves to Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes by Emergency Order

ImageIf New York moves to ban flavored e-cigarettes, as planned, it would become the second state to do so, after Michigan.Cuomo of New York announced on Sunday that he would pursue emergency regulations this week to quickly ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes. Read more »

New York Uncovers $1 Billion in Sackler Family Wire Transfers

ImageDemonstrators outside the company headquarters of Purdue Pharma, owned by the Sackler family, in Stamford, Conn.The wire transfers are part of a lawsuit against Purdue and individual Sacklers in New York. Read more »

Death by Diet Soda? - The New York Times

ImageCreditCreditJustin Sullivan/Getty ImagesDoes guzzling diet soda lead to an early demise?)“It could be that diet soda drinkers eat a lot of bacon or perhaps it’s because there are people who rationalize their unhealthy lifestyle by saying, ‘Now that I’ve had a diet soda, I can have those French fries,’” said Vasanti S. Read more »

New York State Suspects Vitamin E May Have Played a Role in Vaping Illnesses

ImageVitamin E was found in 13 samples from devices used by eight of 34 patients who have come down with vaping-related illnesses in New York State.CreditCreditReutersHealth officials in New York State said on Thursday that they are investigating a possible cause of a recent surge in severe vaping-related illnesses: a compound called vitamin E acetate. Read more »

Newsletters - The New York Times

We'll celebrate the little parenting moments that mean a lot — and share stories that matter to families.For exclusive thoughts, photos and reading recommendations, sign up for his newsletter. Read more »

This Carnivorous Plant Invaded New York. That May Be Its Only Hope.

CreditCreditBrittainy Newman/The New York TimesAcross their kayaks, the three men passed the green shoot back and forth.Cross said. Read more »

Legless, Leaping Larvae - The New York Times

TrilobitesGall midge maggots have some surprising tricks that help them launch themselves into smile-inspiring jumps.The fairly obvious part, which had been figured out, more or less, is that the larva bends its soft body into a springy loop and launches itself across distances up to 30 times its body length. Read more »

Greta Thunberg to Attend New York Climate Talks. She’ll Take a Sailboat.

“I’ve been offered a ride on the 60ft racing boat Malizia II.” The trip to New York is expected to take two weeks. Read more »

Vantage - The New York Times

In photographsfrom the launch, you can seeso many ways of seeing, alteringour vision: binoculars, cameras,sunglasses, a boy with a telescope,everyone shoulder to shoulder,gazes upturned to the sky—the moment’s grand myopia.There is no strife, Kennedy said, noprejudice, no national conflictin outer space as yet. Read more »

Imagining the Moon - The New York Times

The moon in art has changed from symbol to something real, but that hasn’t changed our will to see it.In ancient Babylon, King Nabonidus worshiped the moon god, called Sin, represented as the crescent moon. Read more »

Unleashed, Robo-Insect Takes Flight - The New York Times

Science|Unleashed, Robo-Insect Takes FlightTrilobitesTiny wings and tinier solar cells allow autonomous movement in a new robotic “bee.”ImageWith four wings, the diminutive RoboBee X-Wing can achieve the thrust efficiency of similarly sized insects such as bees. Read more »

Sea Sponges: Nature’s Disinfectants - The New York Times

Q&AThe creatures host a number of chemicals that fight off bacteria and fungi., I bought a natural sponge as a souvenir. Read more »