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SpaceX Launch Updates: Awaiting Test That Will Destroy Rocket

Jan 19, 2020 • 7:25 AM ET Science The New York Times  

To prove it is safe for astronauts, the company will test its Crew Dragon capsule’s rescue …

China Reports 17 New Cases of Mysterious Virus

Jan 18, 2020 • 10:23 PM ET Science The New York Times  

The spread of the pneumonialike illness comes ahead of Lunar New Year, when hundreds of millions of people in China will …

Court dismisses climate change lawsuit brought by 21 young Americans

Jan 17, 2020 • 7:35 PM ET Science Los Angeles Times  

A lawsuit by young people who claimed the U.S. government's climate policies jeopardize their future and violate their constitutional rights has been …

SpaceX Prepares to Destroy Rocket for NASA in Safety Test

Jan 17, 2020 • 4:49 PM ET Science The New York Times  

A successful demonstration of the abort system on the company’s Crew Dragon capsule would set up the next flight, which is to have astronauts …

At the Bottom of the Sea, They Wait to Feast on Alligators

Jan 17, 2020 • 1:17 PM ET Science The New York Times  

Usually the large reptiles feed on other creatures. But scientists found a surprise at the bottom of the Gulf of …

There's more than one way to age. How are you doing it?

Jan 17, 2020 • 1:01 PM ET Science Los Angeles Times  

Stanford captured a comprehensive view of how we age by profiling 43 healthy adults and taking extensive measurements of their molecular biology over …

It’s a Topsy-Turvy World. Can We Make Some Money From That?

Jan 17, 2020 • 7:30 AM ET Science The New York Times  

Bad news used to spook the markets. Now it seems to lift them. How weird is …

Exploring the Solar System Anew at the Hayden Planetarium

Jan 16, 2020 • 3:01 PM ET Science The New York Times  

The American Museum of Natural History’s first new space show since 2013 is a head-spinning adventure that makes a statement about the fragility of …

Meteorite or Volcano? New Clues to the Dinosaurs’ Demise

Jan 16, 2020 • 2:00 PM ET Science The New York Times  

Twin calamities marked the end of the Cretaceous period, and scientists are presenting new evidence of which drove one of Earth’s great …

What Wolf Pups That Play Fetch Reveal About Your Dog

Jan 16, 2020 • 11:06 AM ET Science The New York Times  

If wolf pups will retrieve a ball for a stranger, no training necessary, maybe dogs’ wild ancestors were also ready for human …

Turning carbon into concrete could win UCLA team a climate victory — and $6.5 million

Jan 16, 2020 • 9:00 AM ET Science Los Angeles Times  

A UCLA team is vying for the Carbon XPrize, a competition to see who can recycle the most CO2 by turning it into useful products like concrete. …

The Overlooked History of Women at Work

Jan 16, 2020 • 9:00 AM ET Science The New York Times  

A Grolier Club exhibition explores 500 years of women as scientists, midwives, writers, activists, undertakers and …

Reducing Fire, and Cutting Carbon Emissions, the Aboriginal Way

Jan 16, 2020 • 5:48 AM ET Science The New York Times  

As blazes rage in southern Australia, Indigenous fire-prevention techniques that have sharply cut destructive bushfires in the north are drawing new …

What caused die-off of Pacific seabirds in 2015? A warm 'blob' disrupted their food web

Jan 15, 2020 • 2:00 PM ET Science Los Angeles Times  

A new study suggests that a 'blob' of warm ocean water in 2015 disrupted the food web of the Pacific, triggering the starvation and deaths of …

They Could Swim. They Even Dived. They Were Neanderthals.

Jan 15, 2020 • 2:00 PM ET Science The New York Times  

Shell tools found in a Neanderthal cave may have been retrieved from water as deep as 13 …

This firm spent big to see if 'earthquake lights' could warn of temblors. It didn't work

Jan 15, 2020 • 8:00 AM ET Science Los Angeles Times  

Stellar Solutions Inc. has mothballed a costly project aimed at improving detection of electromagnetic pulses - 'luminosities' - thought to precede …

Taal Volcano Eases, but Philippines Worries Worst Is to Come

Jan 15, 2020 • 6:55 AM ET Science The New York Times  

The potential threat alarms a country that is no stranger to natural disasters like typhoons, earthquakes, mudslides, tsunamis and …

Americans are drinking more now than when Prohibition became the law of the land

Jan 14, 2020 • 2:22 PM ET Science Los Angeles Times  

Americans are drinking more now than they were in 1920, when Prohibition was enacted. It's been rising for two decades, and it's not clear when it …

The Secret That Helps Some Trees Live More Than 1,000 Years

Jan 13, 2020 • 5:24 PM ET Science The New York Times  

By comparing very old and young ginkgos in China, scientists found an explanation for their …

How Insects Cope With the Effects of Gravity

Jan 13, 2020 • 3:00 PM ET Science The New York Times  

Grasshoppers have to deal with blood pressure issues when they are upside …