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1610, 2017

The Search for a New Method of Birth Control, This Time for Men

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A federal effort is under way to develop a new kind of male contraceptive, a development that scientists say would be an important public-health breakthrough. It’s also an effort that has struggled for years. The National Institutes of Health plan to start recruiting couples soon for a clinical [...]

1610, 2017

Yes, These Sneakers are Ugly. That's The Point.

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Go ahead, call Myles Hart’s sneakers ugly, he won’t mind. In fact, he wants you to. “When someone says ‘That’s an ugly shoe,’ I’m like, yes, you’re correct, that’s the point,” said Mr. Hart, a 25-year-old actor. The shoes that raising brows as he stomps around London? Balenciaga’s [...]

1610, 2017

The Science Behind Coincidence

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Chances are you’ve had a coincidence in your life, maybe a particularly memorable one that makes you wonder why. Carol Tippett did. Ms. Tippett, and her husband, Eddie Hedger, of Portland, Ore., owned a franchise called Hoodz that cleaned commercial kitchen equipment. They were at a critical point, [...]

1610, 2017

Batman Shows His Softer Side

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Batman, the Dark Knight, finally has a little light in his life. He’s still driven to fight evil and protect Gotham City but over the past year he’s become a more human, emotionally vulnerable figure than the perpetually grim, obsessed avenger portrayed in many earlier comic books. Recently, [...]

1610, 2017

The Spying Game as a Fun Activity, but at a Price

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New York is getting a spy attraction of its own. Spyscape, which bills itself as a spy museum and experience, is slated to open in December, said officials with the project. It will be located in Midtown Manhattan at 55th Street and 8th Avenue. Archimedia, a British-based private [...]

1610, 2017

The Story Behind 'The Devil Went Down to Georgia'

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By the late 1970s, Southern rock appealed to a national audience as more bands played the blues and featured electric guitars. In May 1979, the Charlie Daniels Band added a rural twist with the release of “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.” The single, with Mr. Daniels’s searing [...]

1610, 2017

The Search for Sugar Substitutes

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Companies and researchers are racing to find new ways to make foods sweet without putting people’s health at risk. Illustration: John Kuczala for the Wall Street Journal By Annie Gasparro Annie Gasparro The Wall Street Journal Biography @annie_gasparro annie.gasparro@wsj.com Oct. 15, 2017 10:09 p.m. ET 1 COMMENTS Food [...]

1610, 2017

The Race to Find Meatless Protein Products

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Beyond Meat says the firm’s plant-based burger patties are designed to look, taste and cook like the real thing. Photo: Beyond Meat By Jennifer Maloney Jennifer Maloney The Wall Street Journal Biography @maloneyfiles Google+ Jennifer.Maloney@wsj.com Oct. 15, 2017 10:08 p.m. ET 0 COMMENTS The future of protein could [...]

1610, 2017

Restaurants Tackle Mobile-Ordering Problems

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Starbucks changed the way it handles mobile orders after drink pick-up areas became clogged. Photo: Mohammad Khursheed/Reuters By Julie Jargon Julie Jargon The Wall Street Journal Biography @juliejargon Julie.Jargon@wsj.com Oct. 15, 2017 10:05 p.m. ET 0 COMMENTS Restaurant-chain apps are reshaping a business built on human interaction. But [...]

1410, 2017

The Sleeper Hit Behind TV's New Direction

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On the ABC comedy “The Middle,” a dad who works at a quarry explains why he won’t go to career day at school to one of his three children. “If I don’t clock in,” Mike Heck says, “I don’t get paid. And if I don’t get paid, you [...]

1410, 2017

China Takes On Its New Tycoons

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On the eve of his anointment by the Chinese Communist Party for a second five-year term as China’s leader, Xi Jinping seems to be the master of all he surveys. He has centralized economic and national-security policy in his office. The military and the police are firmly under [...]

1410, 2017

The Marathon Training Continues After the Hurricane

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As a traveling scout for the Toronto Blue Jays, Chuck LaMar already faced hurdles to training for his first marathon. Then in late August, Hurricane Harvey hit his coastal hometown of Rockport, Texas. Mr. LaMar’s family evacuated inland and their home suffered significant damage, though it wasn’t destroyed. [...]

1410, 2017

Book Publishers Go Back to Basics

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FRANKFURT—Book publishers are giving an advance review of the industry’s future, and it looks a lot like the past. After a decade of technological upheaval and lackluster growth, executives at the top four U.S. consumer book publishers say they are done relying on newfangled formats to boost growth. [...]