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Trilobites: Big Discovery in a Tiny Mammal-Like Skull Found Under a Dinosaur’s Foot
Paleontologists found a 130 million-year-old haramiyid fossil in Utah, suggesting that the ancient relatives of modern mammals spread farther across the globe than thought.
05/23/2018 06:33 PM
Is This the World’s Most Diverse National Park?
Bringing the numbers to life for the jewel in Bolivia’s conservation crown.
05/22/2018 04:35 PM
Matter: Every Cell in Your Body Has the Same DNA. Except It Doesn’t.
The genome obviously varies from person to person. But it can also vary from cell to cell, even within the same individual. The implications of “mosaicism” are enormous.
05/22/2018 07:18 PM
Alien Asteroids Are Here, Scientists Say. Get Used to Them.
An asteroid that cohabits an orbit with Jupiter came from outside the solar system.
05/21/2018 05:00 PM
Lanternflies Eat Everything in Sight. The U.S. Is Looking Delicious.
The invasive insects turned up in Pennsylvania in 2014. Now the state has placed 3,000 square miles under quarantine, and scientists worry the pest will spread.
05/21/2018 09:00 AM
Take a Number: Every 202,500 Years, Earth Wanders in a New Direction
The planet’s orbit alternates from elliptical to almost perfectly circular — and has for hundreds of millions of years.
05/21/2018 07:29 PM
Trilobites: The Thing Inside Your Cells That Might Determine How Long You Live
You may have forgotten about the nucleolus since you took biology class, but scientists think this structure inside every cell in your body may play an important role in aging.
05/20/2018 04:52 PM
Trilobites: The Baby’s Hand Was Mummified. Why Wasn’t the Rest of Its Body?
Hungarian archaeologists think they have an explanation for an unusual form of mummification, but their solution poses a new mystery.
05/21/2018 06:14 PM
Trilobites: In Virtual Reality, How Much Body Do You Need?
It might be as little as a pair of hands and feet, researchers in Japan found after recording subjects who wore an Oculus Rift headset.
05/17/2018 06:11 PM
Hurricane Season’s Around the Corner. Here’s What to Expect.
The season begins June 1 and experts predict it will be near normal or above normal, but a single storm can cause tremendous damage if it makes landfall.
05/24/2018 04:47 PM
Is It a Migraine? Many Patients Don’t Realize What Causes Their Suffering
Here’s a guide to help you recognize the symptoms of migraines, understand why the signs are so often missed, and think about treatment options.
05/24/2018 04:30 PM
Using Medicine and Science to Improve the Quality of Life
Medical and scientific breakthroughs, some with ethical concerns, are being used to help people.
05/24/2018 03:28 PM
Taking on Climate Change
Trying to solve the problems that are affecting our world, and believing that they can make a difference.
05/24/2018 03:28 PM
Galinhos Journal: ‘This Noise That Never Stops’: Wind Farms Come to Brazil’s Atlantic Coast
In Brazil, the world’s eighth-largest producer of wind power, the wind industry brings both benefits and disappointment.
05/24/2018 02:20 PM
How More Carbon Dioxide Can Make Food Less Nutritious
Carbon dioxide helps plants grow. But a new study shows that rice grown in higher levels of carbon dioxide has lower amounts of several important nutrients.
05/23/2018 06:02 PM
They’ve Been to All 417 National Park Sites. How About You?
A hardy few have visited every park, monument, preserve, battlefield and historic site overseen by the U.S. National Park Service. It can take decades.
05/23/2018 05:26 PM
F.Y.I.: The Elusive City Squab
Baby pigeons take only a month to become fully developed and leave the nest, which is usually hidden and high up on a window ledge or rooftop.
05/23/2018 09:00 AM
There’s a Sinkhole at the White House. Blame the Swamp. (Really.)
“Drain the swamp” jabs were abundant on Twitter, but joking aside, the phrase has some geological merit. There is a “legitimate swamp” around the White House, an expert said.
05/23/2018 12:33 AM
Global Health: For First Time, W.H.O. Names Some Lab Tests ‘Essential’
Forty years after creating its “essential medicines” list, which revolutionized the struggle to get drugs to the poor, the agency tackles diagnostics.
05/21/2018 05:50 PM
New Cancer Treatments Lie Hidden Under Mountains of Paperwork
Guideposts to powerful treatments may be buried in the nation’s medical records. But there is no easy way to gather those records or to get them into a usable format.
05/22/2018 08:43 AM
Nonfiction: How One Company Scammed Silicon Valley. And How It Got Caught.
In “Bad Blood,” John Carreyrou tells of the rise and incredible fall of Theranos, the biotech company that was going to revolutionize blood testing.
05/21/2018 09:00 AM
Pakistan Has Just One New Polio Case, but Isn’t Declaring Victory Yet
The country has come tantalizingly close to eradicating the virus in recent years, only to be foiled by instability, mistrust and attacks on vaccinators.
05/21/2018 09:47 AM
Technique Used to Find Golden State Killer Leads to a Suspect in 1987 Murders
A break in the 31-year-long investigation of the killings in Washington State of a young Canadian couple came after DNA was uploaded to an ancestry website.
05/19/2018 12:08 AM
Q&A: How Hot Can Lava Get?
The eruptions at Kilauea offer a glimpse into the range of temperatures for volcanic magma and lava.
05/18/2018 08:17 PM
New Youth Center at American Indian Museum Focuses on Invention
At the National Museum of the American Indian, imagiNATIONS emphasizes native innovations in math, science and engineering.
05/18/2018 07:26 PM
A Guide to Gynecological Exams: What Should — and Shouldn’t — Happen
The cases of Dr. Larry Nassar and Dr. George Tyndall involve touching and comments that gynecologists say are highly inappropriate.
05/18/2018 11:34 PM
F.D.A. Approves First Drug Designed to Prevent Migraines
The decision ushers in what many experts believe will be a new era in treatment for people who suffer the most severe form of the headaches.
05/17/2018 11:32 PM
Hail Caesar Salad! Romaine Is Safe to Eat Again
Federal health officials say the tainted lettuce is no longer on the shelves or on restaurant menus, because the harvesting season in the Yuma, Ariz., region ended more than a month ago.
05/17/2018 08:49 PM
Trilobites: A Very Hungry Black Hole Is Found, Gorging on Stars
Astronomers in Australia say they have discovered a fast-growing black hole swallowing stars in a baby galaxy 12 billion light-years from here.
05/19/2018 04:28 PM