WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry warned Latin American leaders Tuesday that their future will be determined by the choices they make regarding energy resources.
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People in pain write to Jennifer Doudna. They have a congenital illness. Or they have a sick child. Or they carry the gene for Huntington’s disease or some other dreadful time-bomb wired through every cell in their body. They know that Doudna helped invent an extraordinary new gene-editing technology, known as CRISPR.
Labrador retrievers could make a pretty good claim for being America’s dog. Last year, according to the American Kennel Club, they were the most popular purebred dogs in the country for the 25th year in a row.
My daughter is starting to get very interested in reading and writing. Mostly, this is fantastic. She has begun reading quietly to herself on topics that range from the planets to the pope. My husband and I have been the recipients of some heartwarming and hilarious letters. She even writes original stories and started a newspaper with a friend. Recently, she announced that she wants to be a writer when she grows up.
It never ceases to amaze me how two children raised together have turned into such different adults. In all ways, including career choices, partying styles, exercise and eating habits, and kitchen preferences. My son, the meat-eater, enjoys working with pastry dough; my daughter prefers to cook vegetables and fruit. Win, win for this mother. I request they collaborate this Mother’s Day. On the menu? Savory, flaky-crusted tarts filled with vegetables and a salad brightened with fruit.
The secret to making an authentic festival-style turkey leg is that the meat needs to be cured, like a ham. The curing process gives it that hammy flavor that many of us crave, and it makes the meat very juicy.
It seems like scientists are finding potentially habitable planets all the time these days, and they are - the Kepler Space Telescope is very, very good at its job, even though it’s technically broken. But the three exoplanets described Monday in the journal Nature manage to stand apart: According to the scientists who discovered this trio, the Earth-like worlds might represent our best-ever shot at finding signs of alien life.
HOUSTON — As summer approaches, anxiety about Zika is growing in states like Florida and Texas. The virus hasn’t spread to mosquitoes along the Gulf Coast, and it may not, but experts are preparing nonetheless.
By the time Lenda Asberry and her four grandchildren tried to leave home in the dark of night, rapidly rising floodwaters already were up to the roof, police in eastern Texas say — too late, it turned out, for a safe escape.
Much about the planet’s future will depend on processes that humans today cannot directly observe — because they are occurring hundreds of miles below the sea surface where enormous marine glaciers, in Greenland and Antarctica, simultaneously touch the ocean and the seafloor.