Travel

England Keeps Travel Quarantine in Place for U.S. Visitors

LONDON — England will drop its mandatory 14-day quarantine for visitors from more than 50 countries but leave the restrictions in place for travelers coming from the United States, deepening the isolation of America and delivering another rebuke to President Trump for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic. The European Union recently upheld a ban […]

Travel

James Sherwood, Who Revived the Orient Express, Dies at 86

As a consolation prize, Mr. al-Fayed gave him Turnbull & Asser ties (Mr. Al Fayed owned the company) and frozen stag’s testicles from his estate in Scotland, which he said would improve his sex life. That story is recounted in Mr. Sherwood’s 2012 memoir, “Orient-Express: A Personal Journey,” written with Ivan Fallon, a British journalist. […]

Science

It’s Not a Snake, but Beware of Its Venomous Bite

If a worm and a snake had a slimy, scandalous love child, it might look something like a caecilian: a legless creature that’s actually neither worm nor snake, but a soil-dwelling amphibian found in tropics across the globe. Content to spend most of their time beneath the forest floor, caecilians are elusive and poorly understood. […]

Health

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Tied to Increased Dementia Risk

People with inflammatory bowel disease — either Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis — may be at increased risk for dementia, a new study has found. Researchers matched 1,742 Taiwanese patients who were older than 45 and had inflammatory bowel disease, or I.B.D., with 17,420 controls free of the disease, following them for up to 16 […]

Health

Can an Algorithm Predict the Pandemic’s Next Moves?

The Google Flu Trends algorithm, as it is known, performed poorly. For instance, it continually overestimated doctor visits, later evaluations found, because of limitations of the data and the influence of outside factors such as media attention, which can drive up searches that are unrelated to actual illness. Since then, researchers have made multiple adjustments […]

Science

Live Coronavirus Updates: U.S. Leaders Change Course

Boris Johnson, Britain’s prime minister, who said earlier this week that it was Britons’ “patriotic duty” to go to the pub when they reopen on Saturday, has now urged people not to “overdo it.” His warning came after tens of thousands have flocked to beaches, organized illegal music parties and violated social-distancing rules in recent […]