A Rockaway Life – The New York Times

I saw that same generosity after Sandy, when surfers from all over showed up in Rockaway with shovels to help dig out basements — including mine, which had been completely submerged — and clear rubble from the flood. And I’ve seen it since, in the regular beach cleanups, mutual pandemic …

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How Woody Vines Do the Twist

“Whereas trees all tend to be the same shape, lianas are all over the place,” said Stefan Schnitzer, a botanist at Marquette University who was not involved in the study. These strange stem variations give the vines an advantage. “Being asymmetrical helps you to anchor in the trees you’re growing …

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Can Humans Give Coronavirus to Bats, and Other Wildlife?

Many people worry about bats as a source of viruses, including the one that has caused a worldwide pandemic. But another question is surfacing: Could humans pass the novel coronavirus to wildlife, specifically North American bats? It may seem like the last pandemic worry right now, far down the line …

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Tammy Duckworth Is Nothing and Everything Like Joe Biden

They have been married since 1993. Mr. Bowlsbey now works as an information technology consultant. Though Ms. Duckworth moved to Illinois to pursue a doctorate, she went through flight school and entered the Illinois National Guard in 1996. Before her deployment eight years later, Ms. Duckworth had been working at …

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