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Ink Rx? Welcome to the World of Paramedical Tattoos

Feb 17, 2020 • 5:00 AM ET Science The New York Times  

Needles and pigments are helping medical patients heal …

What’s the World’s Worst Smell?

Feb 17, 2020 • 5:00 AM ET Science The New York Times  

Some odors are more heinous than others. Then there’s Stench …

How to Stop a Disease From Crossing Borders

Feb 17, 2020 • 5:00 AM ET Science The New York Times  

The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Global Health Protection talks about the coronavirus and her …

Coronavirus Updates: Scramble to Track Cruise Passengers After Infection Is Reported

Feb 17, 2020 • 12:20 AM ET Science The New York Times  

Fourteen passengers, who were believed to be well before they were evacuated from a cruise ship in Japan on Monday, were found to be infected before …

Days After Cruise Ship Passengers Disembarked in Cambodia, One Tests Positive for Virus

Feb 16, 2020 • 5:52 AM ET Science The New York Times  

At least one person who left the Westerdam had the coronavirus, and others have flown on to other destinations. Health experts fear an increased risk …

Coronavirus Live Updates: American From Ill-Fated Cruise Is Said to Test Positive

Feb 16, 2020 • 12:13 AM ET Science The New York Times  

Cambodia let the ship dock, and welcomed its passengers ashore, after five other nations turned it away. Now, Malaysia says an 83-year-old passenger …

France Confirms First Death in Europe From Coronavirus

Feb 15, 2020 • 1:28 PM ET Science The New York Times  

The death of an 80-year-old Chinese tourist in a Paris hospital was the first known fatality from the new virus outside …

Coronavirus Live Updates: First Death Outside Asia Reported in France

Feb 15, 2020 • 7:43 AM ET Science The New York Times  

Chinese state media released evidence that the country’s leader, Xi Jinping, issued internal orders about the coronavirus epidemic in early January, …

The End of Australia as We Know It

Feb 15, 2020 • 5:00 AM ET Science The New York Times  

What many of us have witnessed this fire season feels alive and monstrous. With climate change forcing a relaxed country to stumble toward new ways of …

Coronavirus Live Updates: ‘Thermometer Guns’ Are Known to Misfire

Feb 15, 2020 • 12:13 AM ET Science The New York Times  

The victim was an 80-year-old tourist from the Chinese province at the heart of the outbreak, who had been hospitalized since Jan. 25, the French …

Rajendra Pachauri, 79, Dies; Led Nobel-Winning Climate Agency

Feb 14, 2020 • 7:21 PM ET Science The New York Times  

Sharing the prize with Al Gore, his U.N. organization was recognized for its work on global warming, but his career was undone by harassment …

George Coyne, 87, Vatican Astronomer and Galileo Defender, Dies

Feb 14, 2020 • 4:56 PM ET Science The New York Times  

While seeking to reconcile science and religion, Father Coyne also vigorously supported Darwin and challenged believers in intelligent …

The Further Adventures of Betelgeuse, the Fainting Star

Feb 14, 2020 • 3:30 PM ET Science The New York Times  

The red supergiant is no closer to exploding, it seems. It also no longer appears …

Hurricane Dorian Ravaged Bahamas’ Reefs, Researchers Find

Feb 14, 2020 • 11:16 AM ET Science The New York Times  

The storm’s effects were uneven: About 30 percent of the country’s coral was destroyed, but some reefs appeared to be …

They Wanted Research Funding, So They Entered the Lottery

Feb 14, 2020 • 11:14 AM ET Science The New York Times  

A survey of New Zealand scientists found that recipients of a randomized funding program favored random allocations of some kinds of grant …

As Mating Rituals Go, Valentine’s Day Isn’t So Bad

Feb 14, 2020 • 8:20 AM ET Science The New York Times  

Four reproductive tales from the animal kingdom, where sealing the deal doesn’t always turn out so great for one …

Here Lies the Skull of Pliny the Elder, Maybe

Feb 14, 2020 • 5:37 AM ET Science The New York Times  

The Roman admiral and scholar died during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Might this really be his …

U.S. Supports Aid to North Korea for Fighting the Coronavirus

Feb 14, 2020 • 2:43 AM ET Science The New York Times  

The North has reported no cases of the virus, but relief groups say it is woefully unprepared to deal with an …

Coronavirus Live Updates: China Seeks Plasma Donors to Develop Treatment

Feb 14, 2020 • 12:15 AM ET Science The New York Times  

The mandate came as the national Chinese government disclosed that hundreds of medical workers who had been helping combat the coronavirus outbreak …

China Expands Chaotic Dragnet in Coronavirus Crackdown

Feb 13, 2020 • 7:02 PM ET Science The New York Times  

The “wartime” campaign to round up all who might be sick was extended to cities beyond the epicenter, even as it was marred by confusion that has …