Tuesday, May 24, 2016

“Will you be grilling this #MemorialDay weekend? @nytfood...



"Will you be grilling this #MemorialDay weekend? @nytfood has a tip for you: Don't let your grill's fire power go to waste. After you cook your meats, use the dying embers to supply your pantry for the week to come. Lots of ingredients work well, like bell peppers, eggplants and tomatoes. But @nytfood editors are fans of bold flavors, so their favorite foods in this category are chiles, onions and citrus. This Vietnamese-style dipping sauce, which includes both smoky grilled limes and grilled jalapeรฑos, is particularly good with shrimp, as well as fish or chicken. To get the @nytfood recipe for smoky lime-chile dipping sauce, photographed here by @little_jem, visit the link in our profile." By nytimes on Instagram.



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“A woman shielded her baby from rain as President...



"A woman shielded her baby from rain as President @barackobama greeted local residents in #Hanoi, Vietnam earlier today. Our staff photographer @nytmills is traveling with @barackobama in Vietnam, where the president won applause today by making a reference to the country's disputes with China. "Big nations should not bully smaller ones," @barackobama said. The U.S. president has received a warm reception in Vietnam, largely because of the hunger its citizens have for a powerful ally against China, which has claimed much of the seas just off Vietnam's coastline. Although the U.S. historically tried to violently impose its will on this nation, @barackobama said that no other country should try such a strategy. Visit the link in our profile to read more about the president's historic visit to #Vietnam. #☔" By nytimes on Instagram.



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“Electric medical devices, such as the Violet Ray...



"Electric medical devices, such as the Violet Ray Generator pictured here, were popular in the 1940s. Available in drugstores and catalogs, they were popular among households as well as non-traditional medical practitioners. Click the link in the bio to get an up-close look at the kit in all its glory.

#medicalmuseum #histmed #medicalhistory #violet #electric #raygun" By muttermuseum on Instagram.



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“Thailand is among the world’s most dangerous countries in...



"Thailand is among the world's most dangerous countries in which to oppose powerful interests that profit from coal plants, toxic waste dumping, land grabs or illegal logging. Some 60 people who spoke out on these issues have been killed over the past 2 decades. @lukedugglebyphoto photographed portraits of 37 of these largely obscure victims — often people involved small-scale conflicts in remote areas — at the site of the murder or abduction. Montha Chukaew, 54, and Pranee Boonrat, 50, pictured here, were shot and killed in November 2012, while on their way to a market. They were members of the Southern Peasants' Federation of Thailand, which fights for the Khlong Sai Pattana community's right to agricultural land. "For simple farmers to rise up against powerful people is really quite amazing, and daring," @lukedugglebyphoto told the @nytimes #lensblog. "What it comes down to is, it's their village. There's a real sense of home, and where they were born and live is very important; for most people that's all they have."" By nytimes on Instagram.



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Inside a Daya Bay Antineutrino Detector via NASA



Inside a Daya Bay Antineutrino Detector via NASA



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“Instruments and interfaces, not genres or demographics,...



"Instruments and interfaces, not genres or demographics, are at the core of @moogfest, a 4-day music festival that took place over the weekend in Durham, North Carolina. At @moogfest, the old opposition of human versus machine is replaced by this question: What can humans and machines accomplish together? Part music festival, part science fair, part futurology symposium, @moogfest 2016 was both a celebration of knobs, switches, patch cords and waveforms and a showcase for musicians from across the spectrum of electronic music. Among the headliners this year: @actuallygrimes, who took "Scream," a song from her 2015 album featuring a rap in Chinese by the Taiwanese rapper Aristophanes, and performed her own rap in Russian instead. @travisdovephoto captured @actuallygrimes performing on Friday night. #moogfest2016" By nytimes on Instagram.



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Monday, May 23, 2016

“Since she was a year old, Maleigha has slept across the...



"Since she was a year old, Maleigha has slept across the hall from her mother's childhood bedroom. "This is my responsibility," the 5-year-old said as she made her bed one day in April, when @chriscappyphoto captured this photo. Because her mom couldn't stay away from heroin, Maleigha lives with her grandparents, Cindi and Todd Colburn. In February, the Colburns cautiously allowed their daughter to take Maleigha back on a trial basis. Within 24 hours, their daughter and her friend both overdosed on heroin, and the friend died. Alone, Maleigha rolled her 25-year-old mother over, and jolted her awake so she could call 911. Not since the 1990s crack epidemic have so many kids in the U.S. had parents addicted to drugs. Now, millions of grandparents whose children are addicted to #heroin are raising their grandchildren. Cindi and Todd let @chriscappyphoto document a day in their life. Visit the link in our profile to see more photos." By nytimes on Instagram.



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“With the help of a cast-iron skillet, roasting pan or...



"With the help of a cast-iron skillet, roasting pan or rimmed baking sheet, you can cook things on the grill that you'd happily roast in the oven in less delightful weather. Case in point: #cherrytomatoes, like those captured here by @andrewscrivani. Glossed with olive oil, seasoned with salt and surrounded by herbs, grilled cherry tomatoes become condensed and wonderfully sweet, picking up a smoky flavor and turning mahogany brown in spots. Toss them with pasta or a grain salad, stir them into a salsa or serve them as a side dish. Follow @nytfood to see more grilling recipes. #๐Ÿ…" By nytimes on Instagram.



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“Where in the world is @nytimestravel? This is one of the...



"Where in the world is @nytimestravel? This is one of the images photographer @janie_osborne took while she was out on assignment for @nytimestravel's upcoming issue. Let us know where you think she was when she captured this #⛰ view. #๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ”" By nytimes on Instagram.



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“A boy counted the stars on an American flag as he and...



"A boy counted the stars on an American flag as he and other children lined the route taken by President @barackobama's motorcade in Hanoi, #Vietnam today. The American president was whisked through the streets of Hanoi for a highly choreographed welcome ceremony at the Presidential Palace. Later on, @barackobama made news when he announced that the U.S. is rescinding a decades-old ban on sales of lethal military equipment to Vietnam — a decision he portrayed as part of the long process of normalizing relations between the 2 countries after the Vietnam War. @nytmills, the staff photographer who took this photo, is on #nytassignment with @barackobama this week. #๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ #๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ" By nytimes on Instagram.



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“The device being used in this image was said by its...



"The device being used in this image was said by its manufacturers to relieve a variety of symptoms, including: constipation, facial blemishes, indigestion, fatigue, etc. Click the link in the bio or visit muttr.org/treat–yourself to learn more about this device and its unusual uses.

#medicalhistory #histmed #medicalillustration #medicalmuseum" By muttermuseum on Instagram.



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“The entrance to the grounds of the Serbian Orthodox...



"The entrance to the grounds of the Serbian Orthodox monastery in Decani, in western Kosovo. In January, 4 armed Islamists passed through the checkpoint and were arrested at the monastery gates. In the 17 years since an American-led intervention pulled Kosovo from Serbian oppression, Saudi money and influence have transformed a once-tolerant Muslim society at the into a font of Islamic extremism. Kosovo now finds itself, like the rest of Europe, fending off the threat of radical Islam. Over the last 2 years, the police have identified 314 Kosovars who have gone abroad to join ISIS. The photographer Andrew Testa took this photo while on #nytassignment for a story about how Kosovo and the very nature of its society was fundamentally recast." By nytimes on Instagram.



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“Rainbow” via xkcd.com



"Rainbow" via xkcd.com



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LL Orionis: When Cosmic Winds Collide via NASA



LL Orionis: When Cosmic Winds Collide via NASA



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Sunday, May 22, 2016

“When Orlando Ward, 55, read a @nytimes article about 2...



"When Orlando Ward, 55, read a @nytimes article about 2 Jesuit priests who sold 272 slaves to a Louisiana slave owner, he had to take time to process what he was reading. The priests ran what in 1838 was the country's top Catholic university, now @georgetownuniversity. Among the people sold were several of Orlando's ancestors. "I remember, when I was younger, I would ask my grandfather Remus Hill where we were from, and he would say Maringouin," Orlando said, referring to the location of a cotton plantation in Louisiana. "When I asked, 'What about before that?' he would get hesitant and very solemn and say, 'I could take you back as far as Maryland, but it would make your toes curl.' " Orlando's grandfather, Remus Hill, is pictured in the lower right of this photo that Orlando shared with @nytimes photographer @malmeidapix. This #nytweekender, we'll be sharing stories from more descendants of slaves sold to keep Georgetown afloat." By nytimes on Instagram.



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Milky Way and Planets Near Opposition via NASA



Milky Way and Planets Near Opposition via NASA



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Saturday, May 21, 2016

“Last month, Sandra Green Thomas read a @nytimes article...



"Last month, Sandra Green Thomas read a @nytimes article that described an slave sale that was conducted in 1838 to help the college now known as @georgetownuniversity stay afloat. "I saw the photo of the cemetery, and I saw Maringouin, Louisiana," Sandra said. "I went to the website of Georgetown's slavery archive and saw the names of my relatives." Sandra, 54, is one reader that, with the help of a genealogist, we have been able to confirm was a descendant of the 272 slaves sold by @georgetownuniversity. "In the mid-1990s, I lived within walking distance of Georgetown," Sandra said. "I was pushing my babies around in a stroller, going on campus, without knowing anything about the connection." @misterwidmer photographed Sandra at her home in New Orleans. Pictured behind her are her great-grandparents, William Harris and Charity Harris, who were slaves in Maringouin, and descendents of those sold by Georgetown. This #nytweekender, we'll be sharing more stories from readers who discovered their ancestors were among those sold to aid @georgetownuniversity." By nytimes on Instagram.



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“In 1838, the top Catholic university in the U.S. needed...



"In 1838, the top Catholic university in the U.S. needed money. So, 2 of the school's early presidents, Jesuit priests, organized the sale of 272 slaves to help secure the future of what is now @georgetownuniversity. With the help of a genealogist, @nytimes confirmed the ancestry of several readers who suspected their ancestors were among those slaves. Rochell Sanders Prater, 55, is one descendent. Nobody in her family really talked about slavery when she was growing up, though, so it wasn't until Rochell read the story that she learned more about her roots.Her great-grandfather, Jackson Hawkins, was about 3 in 1838 when his family was sold. As her family history sunk in, Rochell said, she felt shock. But she wasn't angry. "I've been going to meetings with a white friend of mine; we're talking about racism and trying to bring blacks and whites together. … I don't want to talk anymore. I don't want to have a dialogue about it. I want us to do something." @andyspear took this picture of Rochell holding a family photo. Her father, pictured at left in glasses. #nytweekender" By nytimes on Instagram.



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3D Mercury Transit via NASA



3D Mercury Transit via NASA



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Friday, May 20, 2016

“@yeongimage took this photo looking down from the rooftop...



"@yeongimage took this photo looking down from the rooftop of the Hawthorne Court, a 14-building apartment complex with an expansive landscaped backyard in Jackson Heights, Queens. After a battle that lasted about a decade, residents here can at last — get this — walk on the grass. The 140-unit co-op was one of the last holdouts among a distinctive group of residences in this historic district of north-central Queens to lift a strict grass-walking ban. For years, many co-ops mandated that the backyard be reserved for quiet contemplation. Reading a book or strolling the grounds was allowed so long as residents kept off the grass and stuck to designated walkways and benches. The lawn was not to be disturbed. But over the last decade, a new wave of buyers moved in, bringing different ideas about how the gardens should be used. #๐ŸŒณ" By nytimes on Instagram.



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“Can you guess which part of your body these bones can be...



"Can you guess which part of your body these bones can be found in?

Clue in by clicking the link in the bio. Or visit muttr.org/what-bones

#bones #skeletal #medical #medicine #medicalmuseum #medicalillustration #anatomy #histmed #medicalhistory" By muttermuseum on Instagram.



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“In the 80s, Kid Creole and the Coconuts didn’t have the...



"In the 80s, Kid Creole and the Coconuts didn't have the formula for a pop hit in the U.S. But across Europe and Japan, the band and its danceable, tropical-treat songs were a sensation — a musical waiting to happen. Now, nearly 40 years later, that musical is finally taking shape. "Cherchez La Femme: The Musical" is a fictional, parallel-universe take on band leader August Darnell's world. "This musical is out of sync with musicals now," said August, the show's 65-year-old co-author, songwriter and inspiration. "We could look at that as playwrights and say, 'We've got to get serious topics because that's what gets the critics excited.' But that's not my choice. We made a conscious decision. We want a happy-go-lucky musical that reflects the kind of people we are." @heislerphoto photographed August sporting his signature 1940s attire. "Cherchez La Femme" opened tonight at @lamamaetc." By nytimes on Instagram.



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“Tunnel vision: @emonhassan captured the view through the...



"Tunnel vision: @emonhassan captured the view through the Billings Arcade in Manhattan's Fort Tryon Park. The arcade is a remnant of a country estate owned by the industrialist Cornelius Billings, who retired at age 40 in 1901 and moved to New York. (Wouldn't that be nice?) Cornelius pursued the customary interests of a millionaire — yachting, racehorses, carriage driving. When the 1910 census was taken, he was listed in residence with his wife, 2 children and 23 servants. His occupation? ''Capitalist at large." 16 years later, the mansion was destroyed by a fire that continued into the evening and was witnessed, according to @nytimes, by hundreds of thousands." By nytimes on Instagram.



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“@mikebloomberg is one of the top philanthropists in...



"@mikebloomberg is one of the top philanthropists in America. Last year, the media mogul and former New York mayor gave $510 million to more than 1,000 organizations. Over his lifetime, he has given $4.3 billion. For @mikebloomberg, philanthropy seems to be more straightforward than governing, a role in which his style was criticized by some. The way the 74-year-old thinks about giving is instructive, especially to smaller donors who want to make a bigger difference. To put it simply, he collaborates. For example, his foundation @bloombergdotorg gave $125 million to the @gatesfoundation's project to eradicate polio. "If we've got a problem, let's do something," he told @nytimes. "I want to find one small thing." @chadbatka took this #portrait of @mikebloomberg at the @bloombergdotorg offices for a business column." By nytimes on Instagram.



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“In the ballet world, pregnancy is no longer something a...



"In the ballet world, pregnancy is no longer something a dancer has to hide. But one thing hasn't changed, and that's how hard is it for a new mother to head back to the stage. Beginning in early February, a @nytimes reporter followed @realmkowroski, a principal dancer with the @nycballet whose first son was born in November. "After I gave birth, I did nothing for 6 weeks and I literally felt like mush," the #balletdancer said. "I've never felt my legs like that before." The @nytimes photographer @bengiville captured @realmkowroski with dancer Amar Ramasar during her comeback performance on May 10, in George Balanchine's "Vienna Waltzes." @realmkowroski is still working up the confidence to dance her first ballet on point. "I do feel like a different person," she said. "I am a different person. I'm a mom." Follow @bengiville to see more photos." By nytimes on Instagram.



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“Is it time for brunch yet? This blueberry poppy seed...



"Is it time for brunch yet? This blueberry poppy seed brunch cake first appeared in @nytfood in a 1990 article about the @pillsbury Bake-Off, the Super Bowl of baking contests. The grand-prize winner was certain her cake was ''too ordinary to win anything." But it was the judges' unanimous choice because, they said, it was "light, refreshing and satisfying." To get the recipe for this cake, which was photographed by @nytimes photographer @jimwilson125, visit the link in our profile." By nytimes on Instagram.



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A Man with Olfactory Hallucinations via Now@NEJM



A Man with Olfactory Hallucinations via Now@NEJM



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Coronary-Artery Bypass Grafting via Now@NEJM



Coronary-Artery Bypass Grafting via Now@NEJM



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“Digital Data” via xkcd.com



"Digital Data" via xkcd.com



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The Surface of Europa via NASA



The Surface of Europa via NASA



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