How the ‘Wandering Meatloaf’ Got Its Rock-Hard Teeth

The gumboot chiton is not a glamorous creature. The large, lumpy mollusk creeps along the waters of the Pacific coast, pulling its reddish-brown body up and down the shoreline. It is sometimes known, not unreasonably, as “the wandering meatloaf.” But the chiton’s unassuming body hides an array of tiny but formidable teeth. These teeth, which the creature uses to scrape algae from rocks, are among the hardest materials known to exist in a living organism.

Now, a team of scientists has discovered a surprising ingredient in the chiton’s rock-hard dentition: a rare, iron-based mineral that previously had been found only

Turkey Claims to Have ‘Captured’ Cleric’s Relative in Kenya

ISTANBUL — Turkey’s intelligence service claims it has “captured” a Turkish citizen related to a cleric they say orchestrated a failed coup, and taken him from his home in Kenya to Turkey, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported Monday.

The man, Selahaddin Gulen, is reported to be the nephew of Fethullah Gulen, an Islamic preacher based in the United States who is accused of organizing a coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in 2016.

Mr. Erdogan faced down the coup attempt and cracked down hard in the aftermath, imposing a state of emergency for two years, detaining 100,000 people and

From ancient Egypt to Beverly Hills: A brief history of plastic surgery

Written by Oscar Holland, CNN

Plastic surgery has become synonymous with the quest for youth and beauty, albeit with varying degrees of success. But the field has, for centuries, been driven by medical necessity — and it has nothing to do with plastic.

The discipline derives its name from the Greek word “plastikos” — to mold or give form. And while the idea of perfecting yourself surgically is a relatively recent phenomenon, there is evidence of reconstructive surgery going back to antiquity.

The oldest-known procedures appear in an ancient Egyptian medical text called the “Edwin Smith Papyrus.” Thought to be

33 Menswear Picks from Nordstrom’s Giant Sale

On top of Memorial Day menswear sales, the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale 2021 is here, too, just to lay waste to your credit card (but do wonders for your closet). Thankfully, the retailer’s latest blowout is loaded with more than enough wild markdowns to hold your attention: we’re talking tens of thousands of steals on everything from designer menswear to swanky homewares to all the grooming goods you need to look your freshest for summer. 

And while you should absolutely peruse Nordstrom’s full sale section, we’ve given you a jumpstart by pulling, in our humble opinion, the 33 best deals from

A 6-Year-Old Was Chained and Hungry in a Syrian Camp. Then She Died.

BEIRUT, Lebanon — In a photo of the girl taken a few months before she died, her light brown hair is matted, her face and clothes smudged with dirt. She holds a chain in her tiny hands — a glimpse of the hardships of her all-too-short life.

Six-year-old Nahla al-Othman spent her final years living in a crowded tent with her father and siblings in an impoverished camp for Syrians displaced by a decade of war and largely forgotten by the world. To keep her from wandering around the camp, the family said, her father often shackled her and locked

Most Requested: JT Steps Out in Lanvin x Gallery Department Hand Print Multicolor Button Shirt + Paint Splattered Bag

You ask, we answer, most requested! @iamchaun2.0 says, “We need to know whose this shirt by! 😍” @_.ariiee._ adds, “Good morning ! Where did JT get this top?” @brownskin_kesh writes, “Hello @fashionbombdaily do you know where Jt get her shirt from.” @lavishheightslydia types, “I must know!!!”

 JT from the City Girls stepped out wearing pieces from the Lanvin collaboration with Gallery Department including their $795 handprint shirt and $990 bag.

Her sold out shirt features multicolored hand prints.

She also splurged on a bag from the collection, which is made out of paper and features an archival logo print and artwork by artist Josué Thomas.

She looks hot!

Her shirt is sold …

Nashville Hat Shop Sold Yellow Star Anti-Vaccine Patches

Protesters gathered on Saturday outside a hat store in Nashville that sold “not vaccinated” Star of David patches and compared vaccine passports to the Nazi practice of requesting “your papers.”

The store, Hatwrks, said on Instagram in a post that was later deleted that it was selling the patches for $5. Amid an outbreak of anti-Semitic attacks across the country, the post was criticized on social media and outside the store, where protesters held signs saying “no Nazis in Nashville” and “sell hats not hate.”

A separate post to the store’s Instagram account — which also touted “mask free shopping”

Why Are Colombians Protesting?

BOGOTÁ, Colombia — Protests have rocked Colombia for a month, and thousands of people continue to pour into the streets of its major cities, with demonstrators blocking major roads and the police responding at times with lethal force. At least 46 people, many of them protesters, have died.

On Friday, President Iván Duque said he would send a “maximum deployment” of military troops to Cali, a city that has been one of the focal points of the protests, “as a measure to protect citizen rights.”

“Islands of anarchy cannot exist in our country,” he said in a video address. “We

As the Hamptons Booms, a New World of Luxury Problems

Weekenders seeking a good time are back in full force as well.

On Main Street earlier that evening, Krishna Shah, 26, who lives in Manhattan, was waiting for an Uber to take her and a group of friends back to their rental house on Water Hill Road. “I don’t know which part of East Hampton that is,” Ms. Shah sad. “It’s an Airbnb. We were drunk when we booked it.”

“Yeah,” said her friend Paul Orshansky, also 26. “We basically thought, ‘Let’s go before it gets insane.’”

Things were picking up in Amagansett, too.

Outside of The Stephen Talkhouse, a …

The Eerie Familiarity of a Melbourne Lockdown

The Australia Letter is a weekly newsletter from our Australia bureau.

It’s all so eerily familiar. The gray weather and afternoon sunsets. The anxious wait for the day’s numbers. The obsessive checking of exposure sites. The rumors of restrictions, followed by the reality of lockdown. The kids home from school. Birthday parties canceled, holidays postponed. The dreary, fearful, resigned uncertainty of it all.

Today, Victoria entered its second lockdown since last year, when the state — and Melbourne in particular — spent many months with a variety of harsh restrictions. With 39 active coronavirus cases in the state and hundreds