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Sweet Treats That Are Also Mind Tricks

The long history of — and current appetite for — trompe l’oeil confections.

Office Wear That’s Ready for After Hours

Classic men’s suiting makes a fun pairing with sporty separates.

Scarlett Johansson Shares Her Beauty Regimen

Plus: a new hotel in Oxford, England, door knobs with personality and more recommendations.

How a Mechanical Songbird Takes Flight

These days, most special effects are created on computers. But in the 18th and 19th centuries, the automaton — an…

In Mexico, a House That Returns to the Well

This article is part of our Design special section about water as a source of creativity. Years of abnormally low…

The C.E.O.s Who Just Won’t Quit

In September 2013, in a darkened auditorium, Microsoft’s chief executive, Steve Ballmer, faced a roaring crowd of his employees. “You…

Why You Can Hear the Temperature of Water

A science video maker in China couldn’t find a good explanation for why hot and cold water sound different, so…

The Ever-Resilient Pupfish Makes a Comeback in Death Valley

The spring population of the critically endangered species is at a 25-year high, a surprising rebound in a tiny desert…

Why Did Camille Charrière Pick a Fight With Kim Kardashian?

A fashion influencer stirred things up — not necessarily in a good way — by comparing her work to a…

We’re Together. Just Not in Pictures.

A buzzy couple’s separate arrivals on the Met Gala red carpet offer a reminder of the value of a solo…

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