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Secret Life of Tweets Undoes Celebrated Voice of French Suburbs

By ADAM NOSSITER March 3, 2017 PARIS — He and his writing partner were the toast of the Left Bank, published and celebrated by the prestigious and chic. They were praised as authentic voices from France’s troubled suburbs, articulate and poetic chroniclers of the immigrant youth experience. Barely into their 20s, Mehdi ...

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How Did Life Begin? Dividing Droplets Could Hold the Answer

A collaboration of physicists and biologists in Germany has found a simple mechanism that might have enabled liquid droplets to evolve into living cells in early Earth’s primordial soup. Origin-of-life researchers have praised the minimalism of the idea. Ramin Golestanian, a professor of theoretical physics at the University of Oxford ...

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Eat hot peppers for a longer life? Study

Like spicy food? If so, you might live longer, say researchers at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, who found that consumption of hot red chili peppers is associated with a 13 percent reduction in total mortality — primarily in deaths due to heart disease or ...

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As life expectancy grows, men still lagging

People worldwide are living longer, healthier lives. A new study of mortality patterns in humans, monkeys and apes suggests that the last few generations of humans have enjoyed the biggest life expectancy boost in primate history. The gains are partly due to advances in medicine and public health that have ...

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How Has Your Life as a Saudi Woman Changed?

Women in Saudi Arabia were recently granted the right to vote, but they still can’t drive. They can now run for office, but they can’t make any major decisions without the approval of a male guardian. In the documentary “Ladies First,” the Times’s Mona El-Naggar takes us inside Saudi Arabia ...

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Why Some Life Insurance Premiums Are Skyrocketing

Like clockwork, Sara and James Cook paid $ 452 a month for life insurance. That is, until a letter arrived last year telling the elderly Georgia couple the premiums on the policy they’d had for 25 years were rising sharply. They held a universal life policy, a popular type that ...

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Faintest hisses from space reveal famous star’s past life

Astronomers have managed to peer into the past of a nearby star millions of years before its famous explosion, using a telescope in remote outback Australia at a site free from FM radio interference. Research by an international team including astronomers at the International Centre of Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) ...

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Marine life quickly recovered after global mass extinction

Reptiles rapidly invaded the seas soon after a global extinction wiped out most life on Earth, according to a new study led by University of California, Davis, researchers. Global climate change — likely triggered by massive volcanic eruptions — killed off more than 95 percent of all species about 250 ...

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