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The Eyebrow Muscle That Lets Your Dog Give You That Look

Jun 17, 2019 • 3:00 PM ET Science The New York Times  

Dogs have a muscle that lets them make a face to melt a human’s …

How to Measure Time — From the Very Beginning of Time

Jun 17, 2019 • 1:02 PM ET Science The New York Times  

Scientists still define astronomical time in years, with some recent …

Grow Faster, Grow Stronger: Speed-Breeding Crops to Feed the Future

Jun 17, 2019 • 12:52 PM ET Science The New York Times  

Plant breeders are fast-tracking genetic improvements in food crops to keep pace with global warming and a growing human …

Go Ahead, Name That Exoplanet!

Jun 14, 2019 • 5:10 PM ET Science The New York Times  

Goodbye HD 17156b, hello ... Sauron? Astronomers announced a global contest to rename dozens of extrasolar planets, and candidates are pouring …

For the Third Time, W.H.O. Declines to Declare the Ebola Outbreak an Emergency

Jun 14, 2019 • 3:09 PM ET Science The New York Times  

Even with more than 1,400 dead, the W.H.O. says the risk of the disease spreading beyond the region remains low and declaring an emergency could have …

Why Did the Moon Landing Matter? A Slew of New Books Offer Answers

Jun 14, 2019 • 11:28 AM ET Science The New York Times  

Jill Lepore explores the many new accounts of the Apollo 11 mission on its 50th anniversary, including Douglas Brinkley’s “American …

Dr. Teruko Ishizaka, Who Advanced Allergy Treatment, Dies at 92

Jun 13, 2019 • 5:09 PM ET Science The New York Times  

She and her husband identified an antibody that triggers wheezing and rashes. Monitoring it can help prevent and remedy allergic …

New York Is Poised to Bar Religious Exemptions for Vaccinations

Jun 13, 2019 • 1:36 PM ET Science The New York Times  

New York, where measles has spread in ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities, would join California and a handful of other states in revoking religious …

These Animal Migrations Are Huge — and Invisible

Jun 13, 2019 • 11:39 AM ET Science The New York Times  

Swarms of insects move across continents each year. Scientists used radar to track one species and discovered a vast ecological …

In the Bronze Age, Bagels Were Tiny

Jun 13, 2019 • 11:10 AM ET Science The New York Times  

Archaeologists have identified remnants of small, round dough rings at an excavation site in Austria. But no cream …

Once Threatened, Sea Turtle Nests Thrive Along the Georgia Coast

Jun 13, 2019 • 4:24 AM ET Science The New York Times  

Longstanding efforts to protect the nests of loggerhead sea turtles have been paying off, emphasizing the importance of collaboration in …

How to Protect Your DNA Data Before and After Taking an at-Home Test

Jun 12, 2019 • 5:30 PM ET Science The New York Times  

Mail-in genetic tests offer a wealth of information about your ancestry and insight into medical risks — in exchange for a lot of data. Here’s where …

A Software Upgrade (After 40 Years) Aims to Improve U.S. Weather Forecasts

Jun 12, 2019 • 4:40 PM ET Science The New York Times  

The change, prompted in part by Hurricane Sandy, should help improve predictions of severe weather events like winter storms and …

A Canadian Store Tried to Bag-Shame Its Customers. Nice Try.

Jun 12, 2019 • 4:28 PM ET Science The New York Times  

A Vancouver store introduced plastic bags with embarrassing messages to persuade customers to bring reusable alternatives. The bags became a surprise …

Freshly Hatched, Pterosaur Babies May Have Taken Immediate Flight

Jun 12, 2019 • 10:36 AM ET Science The New York Times  

Researchers say the flying reptiles didn’t need much parental …

In a ‘Recycled’ House, Details That Will Grow on You

Jun 12, 2019 • 1:24 AM ET Science The New York Times  

A family of dedicated environmentalists takes design inspiration from spores, mold, fungus and …

You Can Talk to Plants. Maybe You Should Listen.

Jun 11, 2019 • 4:16 PM ET Science The New York Times  

An installation at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden ponders the sounds made by …

A French Wine With a 900-Year-Old Vintage

Jun 11, 2019 • 8:52 AM ET Science The New York Times  

Once wine growers find a variety that works, the study reinforces, they’ll stick with it for centuries, or even …

Canada Plans to Ban Single-Use Plastics, Joining Growing Global Movement

Jun 10, 2019 • 1:27 PM ET Science The New York Times  

“People have had enough of seeing their parks and beaches covered with plastic,” said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on …

Canada Joins Global Movement to Ban Single-Use Plastics

Jun 10, 2019 • 12:14 PM ET Science The New York Times  

“People have had enough of seeing their parks and beaches covered with plastic,” said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on …