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Seawater Is Filled With a Sugary Feast. Here’s How Sponges Eat It.

Dec 9, 2019 • 12:41 PM ET Science The New York Times  

The new research helps explain how sponges, and coral reef ecosystems, survive with limited …

How an Icy Moon of Saturn Got Its Stripes

Dec 9, 2019 • 11:55 AM ET Science The New York Times  

Scientists have developed an explanation for one of the most striking features of Enceladus, an ocean world that has the right ingredients for …

As Water Runs Low, Can Life in the Outback Go On?

Dec 8, 2019 • 5:52 PM ET Science The New York Times  

In Australia’s vast interior, rivers and lakes are disappearing. “We’re starting to glimpse what the future is going to be like,” one scientist …

The Interstellar Comet Has Arrived in Time for the Holidays

Dec 7, 2019 • 5:00 AM ET Science The New York Times  

This weekend an ice cube from beyond our solar system will makes its closest approach to the sun, trailing mystery and …

Help! I am Allergic to Apples and Was Kicked Off a Plane

Dec 7, 2019 • 5:00 AM ET Science The New York Times  

In this week’s Tripped Up column, Sarah Firshein investigates the rights that airplane passengers with allergies have when flying. (Not as many as …

Can Biology Class Reduce Racism?

Dec 7, 2019 • 5:00 AM ET Science The New York Times  

When it comes to race, “It’s always like ‘O.K., but now we’re going to start the lesson on peas,’’’ a biology teacher said. A study will test a new …

World’s Oceans Are Losing Oxygen Rapidly, Study Finds

Dec 7, 2019 • 4:00 AM ET Science The New York Times  

A new report found that oxygen levels in the world’s oceans declined by 2 percent over 50 years, threatening marine life around the …

Where’s Vikram? NASA Photos and Amateur Sleuthing Led to Crashed Indian Moon Lander

Dec 6, 2019 • 3:07 PM ET Science The New York Times  

The Indian space agency has been tight-lipped about the fate of the probe, but crowdsourcing and NASA’s openness led to its …

Cannibalistic Dinosaurs Went Through a Lot of Teeth

Dec 6, 2019 • 1:58 PM ET Science The New York Times  

The only known cannibal among dinosaurs replaced its pearly whites more often than scientists expected, and so did some other …

Fractured Forests Are Endangering Wildlife, Scientists Find

Dec 5, 2019 • 2:53 PM ET Science The New York Times  

The world’s forests are being carved into pieces. In tropical regions, animals are likely to pay a heavy …

Drug helped dementia patients curb their hallucinations and delusions

Dec 5, 2019 • 2:06 PM ET Science Los Angeles Times  

A drug that curbs delusions in Parkinson's patients did the same for people with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. The benefit was …

Eating only during a 10-hour window improved health for those with metabolic syndrome

Dec 5, 2019 • 11:00 AM ET Science Los Angeles Times  

Time-restricted eating, a form of intermittent fasting, appears to benefit people with metabolic syndrome, who are at a higher risk of diabetes, …

Police shootings of unarmed black people linked to health problems for black infants

Dec 5, 2019 • 9:00 AM ET Science Los Angeles Times  

Pregnant black women had babies born prematurely and with smaller birth weights if they lived near the site of a police shooting of an unarmed black …

NASA's sun-skimming spacecraft has surprises for scientists

Dec 4, 2019 • 11:38 PM ET Science Los Angeles Times  

NASA's sun-skimming spacecraft, the Parker Solar Probe, is surprising scientists with its unprecedented close views of our star. …

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Is Unlocking the Sun’s Mysteries

Dec 4, 2019 • 5:58 PM ET Science The New York Times  

Scientists working with the solar diving mission have released the spacecraft’s first batch of …

Climate models are often attacked, but most of the time they're remarkably good

Dec 4, 2019 • 3:03 PM ET Science Los Angeles Times  

Climate models been frequently attacked by climate change deniers, but guess what? They did a remarkably good job of predicting what actually …

Atmospheric rivers cause $1 billion in damage a year, study shows, and are getting worse

Dec 4, 2019 • 2:00 PM ET Science Los Angeles Times  

The weather phenomenon accounted for $42.6 billion in flood damage in 11 Western states over 40 years, with most of the destruction in California. …

Why the Great Auk Is Gone for Good

Dec 4, 2019 • 12:13 PM ET Science The New York Times  

New research finds that the extinction of this flightless bird was completely our …

Bats Play Key Pollinating Role for Durians

Dec 4, 2019 • 9:17 AM ET Science The New York Times  

Researchers wanted to improve the fruit yields for small farmers in Indonesia, and hope their findings will encourage protections for …

Q&A: Carbon emissions will reach record high in 2019, thanks to the burning of fossil fuels

Dec 3, 2019 • 8:50 PM ET Science Los Angeles Times  

It's a climate change milestone: The amount of carbon dioxide released by burning fossil fuels will hit 37 billion tons this year, setting another …