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Gene Wolfe, Acclaimed Science Fiction Writer, Dies at 87

Apr 19, 2019 • 2:39 PM ET Science The New York Times  

His four-book series “The Book of the New Sun” is considered one of the major works of the …

Airline Warns of Measles After Flight Attendant Falls Ill

Apr 18, 2019 • 2:58 PM ET Science The New York Times  

The woman was hospitalized after contracting the disease, and passengers on a flight from J.F.K. to Tel Aviv are told to watch for …

‘I Want What My Male Colleague Has, and That Will Cost a Few Million Dollars’

Apr 18, 2019 • 5:00 AM ET Science The New York Times  

Women at the Salk Institute say they faced a culture of marginalization and hostility. The numbers from other elite scientific institutions suggest …

Ocean-Clogging Microplastics Also Pollute the Air, Study Finds

Apr 18, 2019 • 4:30 AM ET Science The New York Times  

Microplastics are known to cause ocean pollution, but a new study suggests airborne plastic particles pollute the air and dry land as …

‘Partly Alive’: Scientists Revive Cells in Brains From Dead Pigs

Apr 17, 2019 • 1:08 PM ET Science The New York Times  

In research that upends assumptions about brain death, researchers brought some cells back to life — or something like …

TRENDING: Hotels and Resorts Ramp Up Sustainability Efforts

Apr 17, 2019 • 5:00 AM ET Science The New York Times  

For an increasing number of properties, Earth Day is every …

In India, a Renewed Fight Against Leprosy

Apr 17, 2019 • 2:30 AM ET Science The New York Times  

Health workers thought they had vanquished the disease in 2005. But it lived on, cloaked in stigma and medical …

Stanford Clears Professor of Helping With Gene-Edited Babies Experiment

Apr 16, 2019 • 5:44 PM ET Science The New York Times  

Stephen Quake and two colleagues were found to have followed proper scientific protocol in their interactions with the Chinese researcher who did the …

Q&A: How Dogs Find Their Way Home

Apr 15, 2019 • 4:03 PM ET Science The New York Times  

Lost dogs rely on a fine sense of smell to map their …

Paul Greengard, Nobel Prize-Winning Neuroscientist, Dies at 93

Apr 14, 2019 • 1:00 PM ET Science The New York Times  

His 15-year quest to understand how brain cells communicate provided the underlying science for many antipsychotic …

Trilobites: How Giant Sea Spiders May Survive in Warming Oceans

Apr 14, 2019 • 5:00 AM ET Science The New York Times  

The strange creatures’ adaptations to the cold of the Antarctic Ocean may also help them as their habitats heat …

Trilobites: It’s Warm and Stealthy, and It Killed Yellowstone Trees and Turned Soil Pale

Apr 12, 2019 • 5:15 PM ET Science The New York Times  

A growing warm spot in a remote section of the national park was not unexpected, but it sneaked up on the park’s …

When a Black Hole Finally Reveals Itself, It Helps to Have Our Very Own Cosmic Reporter

Apr 12, 2019 • 5:10 PM ET Science The New York Times  

Astronomers announced Wednesday that they had captured the first image of a black hole. The Times’s Dennis Overbye answers readers’ …

Measles Outbreak: Tensions Rise as New York City Steps Up Response

Apr 11, 2019 • 7:00 PM ET Science The New York Times  

An order to require immunizations in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community seemed to mobilize vaccine skeptics. Others worried that the effort did not …

How Katie Bouman Accidentally Became the Face of the Black Hole Project

Apr 11, 2019 • 6:41 PM ET Science The New York Times  

The project included more than 200 researchers around the world, about 40 of them women, including Dr. …

4 Takeaways From That Massive Study of Scott Kelly

Apr 11, 2019 • 2:00 PM ET Science The New York Times  

Scott Kelly spent 340 days aboard the International Space Station for a unique study of the biological effects of space …

Ralph Solecki, Who Found Humanity in Neanderthals, Dies at 101

Apr 11, 2019 • 1:34 PM ET Science The New York Times  

Dr. Solecki’s archaeological research at Shanidar Cave in Iraq found that Neanderthals cared for the ailing and buried their dead with …

Fossils Are Filling Out the Human Family Tree

Apr 10, 2019 • 4:55 PM ET Science The New York Times  

The more fossils we find, the more we learn that many kinds of humans have lived on …

Automakers Plan for Their Worst Nightmare: A Car Market Divided by Trump’s Emissions Rollback

Apr 10, 2019 • 1:08 PM ET Science The New York Times  

The matter is increasingly urgent because the Trump administration is said to have settled on the details of its rollback plan, which would quite …

A Gas Could Hint at Signs of Life on Mars. Why Hasn’t a New Spacecraft Found It?

Apr 10, 2019 • 1:00 PM ET Science The New York Times  

Two spacecraft have detected methane in the Martian air. But the Trace Gas Orbiter, with more sensitive instruments, has come up …