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She Studies Sea Snakes by the Seafloor

Aug 19, 2019 • 5:00 AM ET Science The New York Times  

Sea snakes are the most diverse group of marine reptiles in the world, but they are poorly understood and threatened by development. Blanche …

Should You Get a Scary UV Photo of Your Skin Damage?

Aug 16, 2019 • 1:57 PM ET Science The New York Times  

A technology grows in popularity among dermatologists, sunscreen brands and …

Doctors can change opioid prescribing habits, but progress comes in small doses

Aug 16, 2019 • 9:00 AM ET Science Los Angeles Times  

Would doctors pay attention to opioid-prescribing guidelines that are surgery-specific, and would smaller amounts be sufficient to control patients' …

In the Santa Barbara Channel, an underwater sound system tries to keep whales and ships apart

Aug 16, 2019 • 6:00 AM ET Science Los Angeles Times  

The taut rope that was lowering an underwater listening station to the ocean's floor collapsed on the tug boat's deck with a loud snap, signaling to …

Donald Klein, Who Expanded the Psychiatric Toolbox, Dies at 90

Aug 16, 2019 • 5:00 AM ET Science The New York Times  

His studies of the use of drugs to treat disorders led many to consider him “the father of …

The N.Y.P.D. Has 82,473 People in a DNA Database. Many Have No Idea.

Aug 15, 2019 • 4:39 PM ET Science The New York Times  

The DNA database has become a powerful tool for law enforcement but operates with little if any …

Kary B. Mullis, 74, Dies; Found a Way to Analyze DNA and Won Nobel

Aug 15, 2019 • 2:37 PM ET Science The New York Times  

His discovery created a new world of possibilities in diagnosing disease, unearthing the past and assisting in criminal cases, including O.J. …

Catch a Buzz With Two New Books About Bugs

Aug 15, 2019 • 2:00 PM ET Science The New York Times  

In “The Mosquito,” Timothy Winegard examines the history of man’s “deadliest predator.” In “Buzz, Sting, Bite,” Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson looks at how …

Scientists identify a new source of air pollution — tiny shreds of microplastic

Aug 15, 2019 • 9:00 AM ET Science Los Angeles Times  

Tiny shreds of microplastic – which may contain varnish, rubber, or toxic chemicals – cause significant air pollution, both on land and over the …

Ridgecrest earthquake swayed L.A. skyscrapers more than a foot and caused vertigo

Aug 15, 2019 • 7:00 AM ET Science Los Angeles Times  

Data from seismic sensors in buildings across Southern California show how the 7.1 Ridgecrest earthquake produced surprisingly long periods of …

Flying Assassins Are Called In to Combat Aggressive Sea Gulls

Aug 15, 2019 • 3:00 AM ET Science The New York Times  

A Jersey Shore town has come up with a creative but costly way to tame its marauding sea …

FDA approves tuberculosis drug that works on hard-to-treat cases

Aug 14, 2019 • 4:36 PM ET Science Los Angeles Times  

The FDA approved a new tuberculosis drug that improves treatment for the hardest-to-treat cases. Drug-resistant TB is a growing problem in many poor …

Scientists Discover a Cure for the Deadliest Strain of Tuberculosis

Aug 14, 2019 • 2:50 PM ET Science The New York Times  

Once, a diagnosis of extensively drug-resistant TB meant quick death. A three-drug regimen cures most patients in just …

2 quakes in 2 days, no warning from ShakeAlertLA. Now the app is getting reworked

Aug 14, 2019 • 12:46 PM ET Science Los Angeles Times  

Los Angeles' earthquake early warning app will now issue alerts to weaker shaking after the Ridgecrest quakes in July didn't register in L.A. …

Everything you need to know about toxic algae blooms

Aug 14, 2019 • 10:00 AM ET Science Los Angeles Times  

Toxic algae blooms can be deadly, and they're becoming more common thanks to climate change. Here's how to protect yourself and your pets. …

How Do You Film Water in Its Many Forms? Very, Very Carefully.

Aug 14, 2019 • 10:00 AM ET Science The New York Times  

The documentarian Victor Kossakovsky, his crew and others found themselves in perilous spots as they sought out roiling seas, frozen lakes, icebergs …

Gay Penguins, and Their Hope for a Baby, Have Enchanted Berlin

Aug 14, 2019 • 7:01 AM ET Science The New York Times  

Two male penguins at Zoo Berlin have adopted an egg, delighting Germans and raising the prospect of the zoo’s first penguin chick in almost two …

Heat Wave Sweeps Through Southern United States

Aug 13, 2019 • 2:15 PM ET Science The New York Times  

Millions of people across Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee faced excessive heat warnings and high …

This Carnivorous Plant Invaded New York. That May Be Its Only Hope.

Aug 13, 2019 • 2:30 AM ET Science The New York Times  

The waterwheel lives a double life: facing extinction in its native habitat even as it creeps into places where it doesn’t …

What Makes a Red Sky at Night (and at Morning)

Aug 13, 2019 • 2:30 AM ET Science The New York Times  

The cartoonist behind the strip XKCD explains how the skies redden and why sailors …