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The Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Acidified the Ocean in a Flash

Oct 21, 2019 • 3:00 PM ET Science The New York Times  

The Chicxulub event was as damaging to life in the oceans as it was to creatures on land, a study …

Carl Safina Is Certain Your Dog Loves You

Oct 21, 2019 • 11:25 AM ET Science The New York Times  

Animals have rich emotional lives, the ecologist argues. The evidence is “right in front of your …

What Causes a Mysterious Paralysis in Children? Researchers Find Viral Clues

Oct 21, 2019 • 11:00 AM ET Science The New York Times  

In one study, nearly 70 percent of children with the disease had antibodies to common enteroviruses that usually produce mild effects but can …

Add ‘Pseudo Thumb’ to the Aye-Aye Lemur’s Bizarre Anatomy

Oct 21, 2019 • 8:00 AM ET Science The New York Times  

Hiding in the weird creature’s palm was something that scientists had …

Quantum Computing Is Coming, Bit by Qubit

Oct 21, 2019 • 5:00 AM ET Science The New York Times  

With transmons and entanglement, scientists strive to put subatomic weirdness to work on the human …

Una olvidada versión nazi del DDT podría ayudar a combatir la malaria

Oct 17, 2019 • 6:31 PM ET Science The New York Times  

Científicos han redescubierto un compuesto desarrollado por investigadores alemanes durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial. Parece ser más efectivo y …

In Oregon Wine Country, One Farmer’s Battle to Save the Soil

Oct 17, 2019 • 4:07 PM ET Science The New York Times  

Agriculture can play a leading role in combating climate change and reversing ecological damage. Mimi Casteel is showing one way to get it …

Unprecedented movement detected on California earthquake fault capable of 8.0 temblor

Oct 17, 2019 • 2:38 PM ET Science Los Angeles Times  

A major California fault capable of producing a magnitude 8 earthquake has begun moving for the first time on record since July's Ridgecrest quakes. …

Bank Regulators Present a Dire Warning of Financial Risks From Climate Change

Oct 17, 2019 • 1:25 PM ET Science The New York Times  

The San Francisco Fed warned that banks, communities and homeowners face significant financial risk from climate change and offered proposals for …

A Nazi Version of DDT Was Forgotten. Could It Help Fight Malaria?

Oct 17, 2019 • 11:31 AM ET Science The New York Times  

Scientists have rediscovered a compound developed by German researchers during World War II. It appears to be more effective and perhaps safer than …

Trilobite Fossils Show Conga Line Frozen for 480 Million Years

Oct 17, 2019 • 11:06 AM ET Science The New York Times  

The orderly collection of ancient arthropods suggests that complex social behavior goes way back in the history of life on …

California'a earthquake warning app: How much time would you get to prepare?

Oct 17, 2019 • 10:35 AM ET Science Los Angeles Times  

With the new MyShake app, how many seconds would you get from an earthquake early warning? …

No, elderberry syrup will not prevent the flu

Oct 17, 2019 • 9:00 AM ET Science Los Angeles Times  

Elderberry products are all the rage for natural wellness types online. But drinking homemade elderberry tinctures won't prevent colds or the flu. …

What do you get when you combine a hurricane and an earthquake? A 'stormquake'

Oct 16, 2019 • 1:24 PM ET Science Los Angeles Times  

Seismologists have discovered "stormquakes." They happen when hurricanes shake the seafloor so much that it rumbles like a magnitude 3.5 earthquake. …

China Is Exporting Its Anti-Muslim Strategy to India

Oct 16, 2019 • 6:00 AM ET Science The Nation  

Nithin Coca Muslims in Kashmir may find themselves in a Xinjiang-style dystopia thanks to Chinese technology and Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalism. …

NASA Unveils New Spacesuits for Trips to the Moon and Beyond

Oct 15, 2019 • 2:49 PM ET Science The New York Times  

The agency is racing to meet President Trump’s timeline for putting American astronauts on the lunar surface by …

Shrimp and Chemicals: What You Need to Know

Oct 15, 2019 • 11:30 AM ET Science The New York Times  

What exactly is added to shrimp, and how can you avoid it at the …

Using Old Cellphones to Listen for Illegal Loggers

Oct 15, 2019 • 10:13 AM ET Science The New York Times  

Indonesian villagers are trying out a treetop surveillance system that uses recycled phones and artificial intelligence software to detect chain …

This Fungus Mutates. That’s Good News if You Like Cheese.

Oct 15, 2019 • 6:00 AM ET Science The New York Times  

American scientists set out to simulate a fungus’s evolution into the edible mold that makes French cheeses like …

It Had the Biggest Antlers Ever Found. Were They Weapons?

Oct 15, 2019 • 5:00 AM ET Science The New York Times  

Scientists devised “virtual crash testing” to see if an extinct deer’s colossal headgear was just for …