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Tom Cade, a Savior of the Peregrine Falcon, Dies at 91

2 hours 45 min ago
After DDT had wiped the bird out on the East Coast, he led the effort to bring it back. It was eventually removed from the federal endangered species list.

Trilobites: Searching Tardigrades for Lifesaving Secrets

11 hours 11 min ago
Researchers are drawing inspiration from the proteins that they think let hearty water bears cheat time by decelerating their biology.

They’ve Taken America’s Temperature — and It’s Running High

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 14:59
Data from Kinsa, which makes internet-connected smart thermometers, indicates it’s a bad year for colds, but not the flu.

Photos From the Opportunity Rover’s Mission on Mars

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 13:42
Scientific highlights and snapshots from the journey of NASA’s long-lasting robotic explorer.

Skipping School to Save the Earth

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 09:36
Inspired by a 16-year-old Swede, thousands of young people are expected to take Friday off to march for action on climate change.

Trilobites: An Icy Superhighway Once Carried Glaciers From Namibia to Brazil

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 06:34
Researchers matched up a jigsaw puzzle of ice that once flowed between two landmasses now separated by an ocean.

The Perfect Valentine? A Math Formula.

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 22:06
Nothing says ‘I love you’ like a customizable algebraic equation.

Can Big Science Be Too Big?

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 11:09
A new study finds that small teams of researchers do more innovative work than large teams do.

Mars Opportunity Rover Mission’s End Expected to Be Announced by NASA

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 08:04
Silenced by a giant dust storm last summer, the rover is the longest-lasting robot ever sent from Earth to another planet.

Africa’s Black Panthers Emerge From a Century in the Shadows

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 07:06
The last documented sighting of the animals on the continent was in Ethiopia in 1909. But now they’ve been spotted in Kenya.

Travel Tips: How to Be a Green Traveler

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 02:00
You may live a sustainable lifestyle at home, but what about while on vacation? Here are some practical steps you can take to limit your impact on the environment.

Senate Passes a Sweeping Land Conservation Bill

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 15:59
Years in the works, the measure designates more than a million acres of wilderness for environmental protection and permanently reauthorizes a federal program to pay for conservation.

Smarter Driving: What’s on Your Car? Winter Tires, We Hope

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 14:48
All-season tires can indeed be driven all year, but for maximum control and safety, there’s no substitute for tires that provide strong traction in snow. Here’s why you need them.

F.D.A. Panel Recommends New Depression Treatment

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 14:44
The active ingredients of ketamine, a popular club drug, show promise in battling deep despair.

Manfred Eigen, 91, Nobel Winner Who Put a Clock to Chemicals, Dies

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 14:35
He shared the 1967 prize for finding a way to time “immeasurably fast” chemical reactions. His research advanced the study of enzymes, among other things.

What You and Your Family Need to Know About Maternal Depression

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 14:33
A government panel’s new recommendations could bring hope to many women at risk for the condition. Here is what the group said and how you can use the information.

Tiger Found in Abandoned House by Person Who Just Wanted to Smoke Pot

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 13:42
Alerted by a tipster, the authorities could hear a tiger and smell a tiger. When they entered the home, they found a tiger.

Trilobites: What’s Pink and Pinstriped and Digests Wood? This New Shipworm

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 10:13
Scientists are eager to learn more about the bacteria that live in this recently-discovered clam with an extremely-long digestive system.

Depression During and After Pregnancy Can Be Prevented, National Panel Says. Here’s How.

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 08:13
The task force of experts recommended at-risk women seek certain types of counseling, and it cited two specific programs that have been particularly effective.

Trilobites: Birds of a Feather May Stick Together, but This Bird’s Foot Got Stuck in Amber

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 06:55
Known as “Ugly Foot” or “Hobbit Foot,” researchers say the feathered specimen offers long-sought clues to the evolutionary path of birds.