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BepiColombo to Launch on Long Journey to Mercury

52 min 53 sec ago
The European-Japanese spacecraft will be the third mission to the rocky planet closest to the sun.

Cy Adler, Pied Piper of Manhattan’s Piers, Is Dead at 91

2 hours 21 min ago
Mr. Adler, an environmentalist, started the Great Saunter, an annual 32-mile walk that reawakens New York City residents to the greenbelt that encircles them.

Geneticists Criticize Use of Science by White Nationalists to Justify ‘Racial Purity’

3 hours 23 min ago
In a statement, the American Society of Human Genetics said “there can be no genetics-based support of claiming one group as superior to another.”

Italy’s Oldest Instrument Hints at Sounds of Prehistoric Rome

5 hours 16 min ago
The music of the ancient world is largely lost, but recent findings and recreations of antique instruments can give a taste.

Sketchbook | Graphic review: An Illustrated Homage to the Oceans Atlas

10 hours 52 min ago
The graphic artist Kristen Radtke recalls the influence that a book about the seas had on her young imagination.

Australia Dispatch: Preserving a Culture by Protecting the Environment

12 hours 52 min ago
The Dhimurru Rangers are one of more than 100 Indigenous groups spread across Australia who are removing thousands of pounds of plastic garbage from the beaches.

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Violated Agency Travel Policy, Report Finds

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 18:27
Mr. Zinke had his wife travel with him in government vehicles, which violates his agency's travel policy, according to a new report by the Interior Department’s inspector general.

A Wave of Child Sexual Abuse Accusations Against a Doctor, and Hospital Says It Knew

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 16:49
Rockefeller University Hospital said it has credible allegations of inappropriate behavior by a research doctor who treated children with growth problems.

47,000 Ticks on a Moose, and That’s Just Average. Blame Climate Change.

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 15:52
Climate change is giving ticks a leg up on their hosts. “It’s about as grody a picture as you can imagine on a dead animal,” a researcher said.

‘Could Somebody Please Debunk This?’: Writing About Science When Even the Scientists Are Nervous

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 15:47
It’s hard to find material online countering white supremacists’ claims that genetic research backs their beliefs up. I wanted to find out why.

Raye Montague, the Navy’s ‘Hidden Figure’ Ship Designer, Dies at 83

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 13:20
Despite facing racism and sexism, she became the first person to design a Navy ship using a computer program. She was recognized nationally only later in life.

Matter: Researchers Explore a Cancer Paradox

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 11:00
Healthy cells carry a surprising number of cancer-linked mutations, but they don’t turn into tumors. What’s holding them back?

Dr. William Shearer, Who Treated the ‘Bubble Boy,’ Dies at 81

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 09:55
“What he gave us was a powerful lesson in many areas of medicine,” Dr. Shearer said of his young patient, who lived in a sterile plastic cocoon.

Trilobites: With Piranha-Like Teeth, This Prehistoric Predator Never Bit Off More Than It Could Chew

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 08:00
A fossil discovered in southern Germany is the earliest known flesh-eating bony fish.

Remembering the Moon Landing, Nearly 50 Years Later: ‘We Were All Completely Silent’

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 07:28
A new film, “First Man,” tells the story of Neil Armstrong’s stepping onto the moon in the summer of 1969. We asked readers to tell us what they remembered about that historic day.

A New Culprit Is Identified in China’s Choking Smog

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 07:00
Researchers say that emissions of formaldehyde from autos and chemical and oil refineries play a larger role in China’s smog than previously known.

Japan’s Cherry Blossoms (Some of Them) Appear Months Early

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 03:01
An unusually strong typhoon season may have caused the famously picturesque flowers to bloom long before April, when they typically emerge.

Self-Helped: How to Rewire Your Traumatized Brain

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 02:00
“Rationalization was much easier than recognizing the gravity of what was lost: an innocent, healthy childhood and an introduction to sexuality on my terms.”

Overlooked No More: Yamei Kin, the Chinese Doctor Who Introduced Tofu to the West

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 15:00
Long before veggie burgers and soy lattes were fashionable, Kin was sent on a mission by the United States government to uncover the benefits of the soybean to Americans.