Wed, 15 May 2013 11:00:20 GMT
Medicine used to be obsessed with eradicating the tiny bugs that live within us. Now we’re beginning to understand all the ways they keep us healthy.
Sat, 18 May 2013 23:28:44 GMT
A growing body of mortality research on immigrants has shown that the longer they live in the United States, the worse their rates of heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes.
Sat, 18 May 2013 17:07:01 GMT
The Syrian disaster is like a superstorm. It’s what happens when drought, a fast-growing population, a repressive and corrupt government, and sectarian and religious passions combine.
Fri, 17 May 2013 20:54:54 GMT
One doctor is going to the front lines in the battle against a new strain of bacterial meningitis affecting New York’s gay community.
Sat, 18 May 2013 18:50:57 GMT
Alienated from the broader Internal Revenue Service culture and given little direction, specialists in a Cincinnati office struggled with the caseload of groups seeking tax exemptions.
Sun, 19 May 2013 03:20:52 GMT
A tower being built on Park Avenue is part of Manhattan’s booming ultraluxury construction business, a trend that is warping the real-estate market and driving up overall costs.
Sat, 18 May 2013 00:47:16 GMT
Refining Canada’s petroleum-soaked oil sands produces petroleum coke, and the question of what to do with it has found at least one answer in Detroit, where a large coke pile covers an entire city block.
Thu, 09 May 2013 19:53:49 GMT
In 12 exercises deploying only body weight, a chair and a wall, it fulfills the latest mandates for high-intensity effort, which essentially combines a long run and a visit to the weight room into about seven minutes of steady discomfort — all of it based on science.
Sat, 18 May 2013 17:33:10 GMT
Now comes the mess with the I.R.S. The president could use a little J.F.K., and a little Bulworth.
Sun, 19 May 2013 01:12:03 GMT
A journey across Pakistan’s crumbling railway presents a picture of the country’s troubles: natural disasters and hardened insurgencies, abject poverty and feudal kleptocrats, and an economy near meltdown.
Thu, 16 May 2013 21:32:27 GMT
Just west of Austin you’ll find the Hill Country, an area home to Comfort and Welfare, the echoes of Willie and Waylon and the tension between rural and refined.
Sun, 19 May 2013 00:05:23 GMT
A young man screamed antigay slurs at another man before killing him on Friday night in Greenwich Village.
Sat, 18 May 2013 18:16:57 GMT
Two groups of M.I.T. entrepreneurs were working on similar ideas for high-tech clothing. But instead of becoming rivals, they combined their efforts into a single, growing company.
Sat, 18 May 2013 16:18:12 GMT
Alana Hadley of Charlotte, N.C., the top 16-year-old long-distance runner in the country, practiced for her first marathon by running 110 miles a week for seven weeks.
Sat, 18 May 2013 15:06:04 GMT
“Breaking Bad,” like classic literature, explores the mystery of the human heart.
Sat, 18 May 2013 14:39:09 GMT
Some cities have done away with the plastic shopping bag, but much of America seems more addicted than ever.
Sat, 18 May 2013 15:26:03 GMT
The Smithsonian is dismantling a cabin, plank by plank, and moving it to the National Museum of African-American History and Culture.
Sat, 18 May 2013 17:49:26 GMT
Given new evidence on carbon pollution, President Obama should get moving on global warming.
Fri, 17 May 2013 16:45:53 GMT
Young writers show an appetite for risk in college application essays about money, class and the economy, submitted at a columnist’s invitation.
Sun, 19 May 2013 00:24:28 GMT
Visitors from mainland China turn to Hong Kong bookstores for forbidden delights: shelves of scandal-packed exposés about their Communist Party masters.
Sun, 19 May 2013 13:51:50 GMT
BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, is far from being an activist investor, but it is starting to ask more questions about companies in which it has stakes.
Sat, 18 May 2013 17:24:01 GMT
From “American Idol” to American politics, it’s all about the suffering. And it’s exhausting.
Sat, 18 May 2013 17:14:00 GMT
Is there a link between suicide and weakened social ties?
Sat, 18 May 2013 20:04:57 GMT
Economists have studied the stock market extensively, but that does not necessarily make them good stock pickers.
Fri, 17 May 2013 11:00:20 GMT
Why the difference between a personal fortune of $100 million and $1 billion meant the world to the former McKinsey director.
Thu, 16 May 2013 17:46:20 GMT
An obsession with the least-visited National Park Service property in the country animates an argument for vanishing.
Fri, 17 May 2013 18:45:50 GMT
Once too numerous to count, many juke joints have slipped away. So what remains? A pilgrimage through the South reveals the music and magic keeping this culture alive.
Fri, 17 May 2013 16:00:00 GMT
If I had to change — and it was clear that something had to give — I wanted to become someone who could love and be loved, for the long haul.
Sat, 18 May 2013 17:30:01 GMT
In looking back at the past, we need to remove the rose-colored glasses.
Thu, 16 May 2013 22:45:08 GMT
The Bayonne Medical Center billed Medicare for common treatments at a rate more than four times the national average, according to a Times analysis of 2011 data.
Sun, 19 May 2013 01:21:24 GMT
The secretary, Eric Shinseki, is being held accountable for his overwhelmed agency’s problems dealing with claims for disability compensation.
Thu, 16 May 2013 15:00:35 GMT
The author of “Wolf Hall” and “Bring Up the Bodies” prefers books with action: “I don’t like overrefinement, or to dwell in the heads of vaporous ladies with fine sensibilities.”
Sat, 18 May 2013 14:59:18 GMT
There is always that moment when you are alone with the prejudice: the joke, the leer, the disregard, the fact that the moment you walk through the door you are seen as lesser.
Sat, 18 May 2013 17:10:00 GMT
A hysterical and wondrous child will get a top honor at the Cannes Film Festival.
Sat, 18 May 2013 16:04:40 GMT
Two types of inequality demand our attention. Liberals and conservatives have to open their ears.
Sat, 18 May 2013 18:36:27 GMT
Even the most bland work area reflects the personality of its inhabitant. Here is the first of an occasional look at how successful people make use of their office space.
Fri, 17 May 2013 17:03:49 GMT
Characters in “The Great Gatsby,” “Spring Breakers,” “Pain & Gain” and “The Bling Ring” share a craving for the finer things.
Fri, 17 May 2013 22:09:45 GMT
Viewers tend to ascribe to January Jones the chilly detachment and questionable judgment that define her character on “Mad Men.” And she seems in no hurry to set them straight.
Sat, 18 May 2013 04:28:02 GMT
With summer looming, The Times looked at the condition of public beaches in the region battered by Hurricane Sandy, surveying three states and hundreds of miles of coastline.
Sat, 18 May 2013 20:33:03 GMT
Awash in hits, but not in profits, a proud Hollywood studio has suddenly found itself in the cross hairs of an activist investor who wants to spin it off from Sony.