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Hibernation Works for Bears. Could It Work for Us, Too?

3 hours 7 min ago
A grizzly’s body can slow down for months without damage. Researchers wonder if the ability can be harnessed to aid human health.

Dr. Wayne Bardin, 85, Innovative Researcher on Birth Control, Dies

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 14:39
He helped develop long-acting implanted contraceptive devices — like Norplant, Jadelle and Mirena — used by millions of women around the world.

Sanders’s Climate Ambitions Thrill Supporters, but Experts Have Doubts

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 14:27
Bernie Sanders' plan to tackle climate change would nationalize power plants and end fossil fuels. His supporters are thrilled. Climate experts are not.

Infants and Toddlers Eat Too Much Sugar, Researchers Say

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 14:21
Using C.D.C. data, researchers found that 98 percent of toddlers and 60 percent of infants consumed added sugar in sweetened drinks, baked goods and snacks.

So Long, S5-HVS1, We Hardly Knew You

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 08:54
A black hole has thrown a star out of the Milky Way

How Did Plants Conquer Land? These Humble Algae Hold Clues

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 08:04
Two algal species share important genes with all modern land plants, a new analysis finds.

Germany Mandates Measles Vaccine

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 07:49
All children attending preschool or higher in the country must be immunized, with fines for parents who do not comply, under a law that is to take effect next spring.

Apple’s Reach Reshapes Medical Research

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 05:59
The company’s tools enable researchers to track huge numbers of people. But doctors do not yet know if it will significantly improve health outcomes.

This Volcano Destroyed an Island, Then Created a New One

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 02:00
After the October blast at Lateiki in the Kingdom of Tonga, a larger island formed over a connected vent in the ocean.

To Make This Tofu, Start by Burning Toxic Plastic

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 01:29
Plastic waste from America, collected for recycling, is shipped to Indonesia. Some is burned as fuel by tofu makers, producing deadly chemicals and contaminating food.

Climate Change Poses Threats to Children’s Health Worldwide

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 16:36
A study from the Lancet points to infectious diseases, worsening air pollution, rising temperatures and even malnutrition as threats to child health as the climate changes. 

To Drive Down Insulin Prices, W.H.O. Will Certify Generic Versions

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 16:09
About 80 million people with diabetes around the world need the hormone, and half of them can’t afford it. Creating competition could help, the agency said.

Which Mammals on Land Migrate the Farthest?

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 12:43
Scientists measured individual distances to compile a Top 5 list of ultramarathon runners of the mammalian kingdom.

Where Wild Turkeys Are So Bold They Knock on the Door for Food

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 11:57
Birds behaving badly are causing a ruckus in Toms River, N.J.

New York Identifies Hospitals and Nursing Homes With Deadly Fungus

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 11:19
The policy change, for the virulent drug-resistant germ Candida auris, came as the C.D.C. reported that more people are dying of drug-resistant infections than it previously estimated.

3 Cows Swept Out to Sea by Hurricane Dorian Are Found Alive

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 10:36
The cows, believed to have been carried out to sea when the storm hit North Carolina, have been spotted hanging out on the Outer Banks.

How to Peer Through a Wormhole

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 07:41
Theoretically, the universe may be riddled with tunnels through space and time. Two scientists have now proposed a way to detect the existence of a cosmic escape hatch.

Penn Museum Redesign Aims Beyond Academics

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 06:48
Hundreds of objects from a collection of almost one million artifacts will go on public display for the first time when new galleries open this week.

NASA Renames Object After Uproar Over Old Name’s Nazi Connotations

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 02:00
Scientists said an object four billion miles from Earth would be given a Native American name: Arrokoth. Its previous, informal name, Ultima Thule, had links to the Third Reich.

NASA Renames Object After Uproar Over Old Name’s Nazi Connotations

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 02:00
Scientists said an object four billion miles from Earth would be given a Native American name: Arrokoth. Its previous, informal name, Ultima Thule, had links to the Third Reich.

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