1. Photo Terry Tao
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    The Singular Mind of Terry Tao

    A prodigy grows up to become one of the greatest mathematicians in the world.

  2. Photo A statue destroyed by ISIS last summer in a 13th-century church in Telskuf, Iraq.
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    Is This the End of Christianity in the Middle East?

    ISIS and other extremist movements across the region are enslaving, killing and uprooting Christians, with no aid in sight.

  3. Photo Vice President Joe Biden and Evan Wolfson in New York on July 9.
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    Evan Wolfson: ‘I Believed We Could Win’

    An interview with the pioneering gay-marriage crusader, on life after last month's Supreme Court ruling.

  1. Photo From left: sesame bagel from Baron Baking in Berkeley, Calif.; plain bagel from Beauty's Bagel Shop in Oakland, Calif.; everything bagel from Marla Bakery in San Francisco.
    CreditPhotographs by Tom Schierlitz for The New York Times. Food stylist: Jamie Kimm.


    Why Is It So Hard to Get a Great Bagel in California?

    San Francisco bakeries have tried and tried again to replicate the chewy, crusty perfection of New York’s specialty. They are still trying.

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    CreditIllustration by Melinda Josie



    Taking a Moroccan grandmother’s advice for warding off the evil eye.

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    CreditJoshua Roberts/Getty Images, for The New York Times


    Ted Cruz Is More of a Spider-Man Guy

    The Texas senator and presidential candidate on his favorite comics and his preferred captain of the U.S.S. Enterprise.

  4. Photo A surfer in Victoria Bay, South Africa.
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    Writing Waves

    Why are the pleasures and edifications of surfing so difficult to translate to the page?

  5. Photo Mexican Street-Corn Paleta (Corn, sour cream and lime Popsicle)
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    The Sweetness of Mexico

    Turning the flavors of esquites — street corn — into frozen treats.