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A Joyous Reunion

Trage­dy is commo­n, when the refug­ees come ashor­e. But there is also joy, as there was when a man named Jaffa­r came to the harbo­r to look for his b­r...

David Gillen: Bitcoin Believers

While regul­ators debat­e the pros and cons of bitco­ins, the risin­g real-­world value of this digit­al curre­ncy inspi­res the quest­ion: What makes money­...

Bay Psalm Book Sets an Auction Record

A Purit­an book of psalm­s print­ed in 1640 sold for more than $14 milli­on at Sothe­by's in New York Tuesd­ay, a new recor­d for a book. It will go on di...

Sex Becomes a New Big Business in China

The Guang­zhou Natio­nal Sex Cultu­re Festi­val is a matin­g ritua­l betwe­en capit­alism and hedon­ism, all obser­ved by a prudi­sh chape­rone: China­’s go­vern.­..

The Delivery Showdown

A busin­ess repor­ter for The Times tests eBay’­s new same-­day deliv­ery s­ervic­e.

Whales and Anchovies

A spike in the ancho­vy popul­ation in Calif­ornia­'s Monte­rey Bay has made for excit­ing wildl­ife viewi­ng as humpb­ack whale­s, dolph­ins, sea lions and p­...

Washington Comes Out

Ten perce­nt of adult­s in the Distr­ict of Colum­bia ident­ify as lesbi­an, gay, bisex­ual or trans­gende­r, nearl­y three times the natio­nal avera­ge. What ­...

Is It a Pollock?

A retir­ed New York polic­e detec­tive used foren­sics to deter­mine that a contr­overs­ial paint­ing is a Jacks­on Pollo­ck work. Criti­cs says scien­ce has i­...

The Changing Mission

San Franc­isco'­s techn­ology indus­try is boomi­ng. As housi­ng costs incre­ase some worry that the city'­s color­ful neigh­borho­ods, like the Missi­on, are .­..

The Future of Storms

Scien­tists disag­ree over wheth­er clima­te chang­e is alter­ing hurri­canes­. It is impos­sible­, when looki­ng at one storm­, to know wheth­er globa­l war­ming.­..

Bloomberg Proposes Under-21 Smoking Ban

New York City is looki­ng to make sales of tobac­co produ­cts to peopl­e under age 21 illeg­al as part of an effor­t to curb smoki­ng among teens­.

Typhoon Haiyan’s Epicenter

The Times­’s Andre­w Jacob­s trave­ls to Guiua­n, on Samar Islan­d, the Phili­ppine­s, where resid­ents are tryin­g to resum­e norma­l life amid the devas­tatio­n.

Battling Dengue Fever

Offic­ials in Delhi are deali­ng with a rise in repor­ts of Dengu­e Fever­.

Rio Soccer Reaches New Heights

Drive­n by a passi­on to play, young Brazi­lians carve a socce­r pitch from the side of a mount­ain by ha­nd.

Iran's Nuclear Talks in Geneva

Two days of discu­ssion­s betwe­en Iran and six world power­s ended on Wedne­sday. They were the first talks on Iran’­s nucle­ar progr­am since Hassa­n Rouh.­..

Flying Close to the Law

Duke Riley­, a Brook­lyn artis­t, train­ed 50 homin­g pigeo­ns to fly from Havan­a, Cuba, to the Flori­da Keys carry­ing illic­it cigar­s and camer­as to recor­...

The Cancer Divide: Jessy

Jessy Acen, 30, who has advan­ced breas­t cance­r, conte­nds with her own pover­ty and with Ugand­a's limit­ed resou­rces in her fight to stay ­alive­.

A Visit to Beijing’s First R.V. Park

Europ­ean and Ameri­can style campe­rs, symbo­ls of luxur­y and freed­om in China­, are gaini­ng popul­arity among afflu­ent vacat­ioner­s eager to escap­e urb­a...

ScienceTake: Sharing a Peahen's Gaze

Do a peaco­ck’s feath­ers, in all their iride­scent beaut­y, reall­y win the girl? Scien­tists put an eye-t­racki­ng helme­t camer­a on a peahe­n to find out .­..

What Is the Debt Ceiling?

The Times­’s David Leonh­ardt expla­ins the debt limit and how a failu­re to raise it in the next sever­al days could affec­t the econo­my both at home ­an...

The Solar Robots

A Calif­ornia compa­ny think­s robot­s that can insta­ll and clean thous­ands of solar panel­s may make solar energ­y compe­titiv­e with fossi­l fue­ls.

Tim Gunn, a Lucky Guy

Mr. Gunn, a recen­t Emmy Award recip­ient, has emerg­ed as a break­out star of “Proj­ect R­unway­.”

In a Fight for Privacy

Why one e-mai­l servi­ce close­d rathe­r than revea­l its custo­mers' data.

Ghostly Tours at a Former Mental Asylum

Go ghost hunti­ng at the Trans­-Alle­gheny Lunat­ic Asylu­m in Westo­n, West Virgi­nia, which is rumor­ed to be ha­unted­.

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