Can You Pass the 10-Second Balance Test?

This simple, often neglected skill can pay huge dividends later in life. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

The Best Rechargeable Battery Charger (for AA and AAA Batteries)

Today’s rechargeable AA and AAA batteries are much more efficient and reliable than those you may remember from years past. If you’re making the switch to rechargeables, you’ll need a charger to keep them powered. We spent 11 hours researching and 45 hours testing AA and AAA batt … | Continue reading | 1 month ago

If You Hate Ironing, Try a Handheld Steamer Instead

For some, ironing freshly laundered clothes is a soothing ritual—there is something meditative about pulling out the board, plugging in the iron, and melting away creases and wrinkles. But if you view ironing as a tiresome nuisance, you can still avoid walking around in crinkled … | Continue reading | 1 month ago

5 Cheap(ish) Things to Take Stargazing

A telescope can conjure images of stunning depth and detail from the night sky. Still, some of my most vivid stargazing memories are of nights that I’ve left the telescope in its case to instead see only what I could with nothing more than my eyes. On these nights, I might catch … | Continue reading | 1 month ago

CDC Eases Covid Guidelines, Noting Virus Is ‘Here to Stay’

The new guidelines eliminate quarantines and put less emphasis on social distancing, routine surveillance testing and contact tracing. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

What Would Donald Judd Do?

The artist turned the remote town of Marfa into a cultural pilgrimage site. Three decades after his death, the foundations charged with preserving his complicated legacy are debating how to move forward. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

The Summer of NIMBY in Silicon Valley's Poshest Town

Moguls and investors from the tech industry, which endorses housing relief, banded together to object to a plan for multifamily homes near their estates in Atherton, Calif. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Sue Bird, WNBA All Time Assists Leader, Became the Legend She Needed

Bird, the Seattle Storm point guard, is retiring as the W.N.B.A.’s career leader in assists — and no one else in the game is even close. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Hospital and Drugmaker Move to Build Vast Database of New Yorkers’ DNA

Patients will be asked if their genetic sequence can be added to a database — shared with a pharmaceutical company — in a quest to cure a multitude of diseases. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

A Greek Scandal Reverberates as Eavesdropping Expands in Europe

Revelations that the cellphone of a top opposition politician was tapped have shaken the government and stoked concerns over just how widespread such surveillance is. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

When Fireflies Await a Night That Never Comes

A study found that while some fireflies shrugged off light pollution, members of other species failed to mate even when males and females could find each other. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Driverless Cars Shouldn’t Be a Race

Sometimes it’s better to be safe than first. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Kamoya Kimeu, Fossil-Hunting ‘Legend’ in East Africa, Is Dead

Working closely with the Leakey family in Kenya, he discovered many of the bones that rewrote how we understand human evolution. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Why We Love the Roomba 600 Series

The Roomba 600 Series is a simple robot that looks dumb but works better than so-called advanced models. Robot vacuums keep getting stronger and smarter and more automatic. But we still love the basic Roomba 600 Series, which has barely changed since 2012, when we first recommend … | Continue reading | 1 month ago

How to Clean Crocs

Crocs: protecting feet from emergency room floors, muddy stream beds, asphalt, even fashion runways. These ubiquitous squishy clogs elicit fierce opinions along the love/hate divide, but we understand the attraction to their durability and relatively low price point. The shoes ar … | Continue reading | 1 month ago

What Is 5G, and Does It Actually Make a Difference?

When 5G—the fifth-generation mobile network—arrived in 2019, industry advocates touted it with the sort of vague fervor usually associated with cryptocurrency evangelism. Connected vehicles! Virtual reality that’s even realer! Full-length movies downloaded in seconds! But in the … | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Why Steve Jobs Chose Designer Issey Miyake’s Turtlenecks

The real beginning of the fashion-technology love affair and its legacy lies with Issey Miyake, who died last week. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

The Power of Hugs in Anime, from ‘Sailor Moon’ to ‘Spirited Away'

In a genre known for its coy depictions of romance, the falling or tackling embrace often serves as a stand-in for more traditional shows of affection. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

A Boy Bosses of Silicon Valley Are on Their Way Out

They rode their unicorns to fame and fortune. In a rocky market, it got a little less fun. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles History (In a Half-Shell)

After nearly 40 years and a new Netflix film, a look at what continues to make these cartoon heroes so appealing. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Former Twitter Employee Convicted of Charges Related to Spying for Saudis

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Coinbase Reports 63 Percent Drop in Revenue Amid Industry Slump

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Ford Raises Prices of F-150 Lightning Electric Truck by Thousands of Dollars

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By Train, Bus or Uber, Giuliani Told to Come to Georgia

A judge in Atlanta tentatively ordered Rudolph W. Giuliani to appear before a special grand jury investigating meddling in the 2020 election. ATLANTA - Rudolph W. Giuliani, the lawyer for former President Donald J.( | Continue reading | 1 month ago

The Best TVs

Our favorite TVs deliver superior picture quality for a reasonable price. Right now, our top recommendation is the Hisense U7G LCD TV, which is available in 55-, 65-, and 75-inch screen sizes. But if you want something with even better performance or an even more budget-friendly … | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Live Updates: Serena Williams Announces Plans to Retire From Tennis

The decision by Serena Williams to give the news of her retirement to Vogue might have seemed strange to people who don't think of the magazine as a conventional news outlet - much less a sports magazine - but it makes perfect sense.( | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Live Updates: Trump's Private Residence in Florida Searched by F.B.I.

Former President Donald J. Trump said on Monday that the F.B.I. had searched his Palm Beach, Fla., home and had broken open a safe - an account signaling a major escalation in the various investigations into the final stages of his presidency.( | Continue reading | 1 month ago

How We Mourn Covid's Victims

In Britain, artists lit a structure aflame. At the Jersey Shore, names were carved on shells and rocks. With more than six million dead, memorials have evolved along the way. Meant to be a catharsis, a temporary memorial near Coventry, England, for victims of the coronavirus pand … | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Issey Miyake, Japanese Fashion Designer, Dies at 84

He was known for his innovative origami-like designs, creating skirts, dresses and trousers with prisms of unfolding shapes. TOKYO - Issey Miyake, the Japanese designer famed for his pleated style of clothing and cult perfumes, and whose name became a global byword for cutting-ed … | Continue reading | 1 month ago

China’s Confidence Could Turn Out to Be a Weakness

State propaganda about China’s rise is stoking extreme nationalism. That could blind China to its problems, and could lead to conflict — perhaps over Taiwan. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Michigan Officials Detail a Brazen Voting Machine Scheme by Trump Supporters

Revelations of possible meddling have set off a political tsunami in a critical battleground state, as the attorney general seeks an independent inquiry into her likely rival on the ballot this fall. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

How Russia Took over Ukraine’s Internet in Occupied Territories

Diverting traffic through Russian networks makes it easier to censor, surveil and digitally wall off the invaded population. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

A.I. Is Not Sentient. Why Do People Say It Is?

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FBI Raids Trump Residence

The former president said that Mar-a-Lago had been “raided” and that authorities had even broken into a safe. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

FBI Searches Trump’s Home in Florida

The former president said in a statement that Mar-a-Lago had been “raided, and occupied by a large group of F.B.I. agents.” | Continue reading | 1 month ago

After Losing Favor to Electric Cars, Plug-In Hybrids Gain Ground

There has been a surge in the sales of cars that can travel short distances on just electricity and have a gasoline engine for longer trips. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Treasury Dept. Blacklists Tornado.Cash

The crackdown was the government’s latest effort to rein in the crypto industry. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Olivia Newton-John, Sweet-Voiced Pop Singer and 'Grease' Star, Dies at 73

Olivia Newton-John, who sang some of the biggest hits of the 1970s and '80s while recasting her image as the virginal girl next door into a spandex-clad vixen - a transformation reflected in miniature by her starring role in "Grease," one of the most popular movie musicals of its … | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Why does The New York Times use anonymous sources?

Explaining the policies and processes that define our journalism. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

His research — on Adams, Truman and so much more — was deep, his writing was lively, and his narrator’s voice in documentary films was familiar to millions. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Axios Sells for $525M

The digital media company’s founders, Jim VandeHei, Mike Allen and Roy Schwartz, will continue to run the company. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

New Book Chronicles Trump's Fraught Relationship With Top Military Officials

Mr. Trump once asked his chief of staff why his military leadership couldn't be more like the German generals who had reported to Adolf Hitler, according to an excerpt. WASHINGTON - Former President Donald J.( | Continue reading | 1 month ago

In Wisconsin, G.O.P. Voters Demand the Impossible: Decertifying 2020

Donald Trump's supporters have turned anger over his defeat two years ago, and the false notion that it can still be reversed, into central campaign issues ahead of the battleground state's primary. SHEBOYGAN, Wis. - When she started her campaign for governor of Wisconsin, former … | Continue reading | 1 month ago

China's Military Drills and Other Tensions With Taiwan, Explained

China's military announced new exercises near Taiwan, a day after concluding four days of drills that simulated a blockade of the island. China said on Monday it would hold new drills near Taiwan, a sign that Beijing may keep up a drumbeat of military pressure on the island after … | Continue reading | 1 month ago

New Jersey Man Gets 5 Years in Prison in GoFundMe Fraud Case

Prosecutors said Mark D’Amico and his then-girlfriend made up a heartwarming tale of a homeless man to help raise more than $400,000. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

The Republican says her crusade to stop Donald J. Trump will continue — even if she loses her primary next week. Restoring a “very sick” G.O.P. will take years, she says, “if it can be healed.” | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Does Twitch Fame Have to Come with a Stalker?

Stars on Twitch, the video game streaming platform, invite viewers into their homes virtually. What happens when one shows up in person? | Continue reading | 2 months ago

The Crypto Market Crashed. They’re Still Buying Bitcoin

Hard-core Bitcoin evangelists are making the case that Bitcoin differs from the unstable crypto projects that sent the market into a tailspin. | Continue reading | 2 months ago