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Smokers Should Quit at Least 4 Weeks Before Surgery, W.H.O. says

2 hours 19 min ago
In a new study, the health agency urges hospitals and surgeons to play a bigger role to help the world’s 1 billion smokers kick the habit.

Ancient DNA from West Africa Adds to Picture of Humans’ Rise

4 hours 17 min ago
From a burial site in Cameroon, archaeologists recovered human genetic material dating as far back as 8,000 years.

Stress Really Does Make Hair Go Gray Faster

6 hours 25 min ago
The same nerves involved in the fight-or-flight response can cause permanent damage to the cells responsible for producing hair color in mice, scientists have found.

China Silences Critics Over Coronavirus Outbreak

6 hours 45 min ago
Beijing has responded faster to the new threat than it did with SARS, but it still silences and punishes those who veer from the official line, with potentially damaging consequences.

Bumblebee Vomit: Scientists Are No Longer Ignoring It

9 hours 1 min ago
Regurgitation is an important consideration when it comes to the process of pollination.

As Coronavirus Spreads from China, Scientists See Grim Reminders

9 hours 44 min ago
Epidemics of related viruses, like SARS, killed hundreds. Now the World Health Organization must decide whether to declare another global health emergency.

As New Virus Spreads From China, Scientists See Grim Reminders

14 hours 25 min ago
Epidemics of related viruses, like SARS, killed hundreds. Now the World Health Organization must decide whether to declare another global health emergency.

American Journalist Is Arrested in Indonesia Over Visa Issue

14 hours 55 min ago
The editor, Philip Jacobson, who works for the environmental website Mongabay, was detained last month after attending a public meeting on Borneo island. He was traveling on a business visa.

China Warns Holiday Travel Surge Could Spread Deadly Coronavirus

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 23:16
A senior health official also said that the virus could mutate, which would complicate efforts to contain the outbreak.

What We Know About the Wuhan Coronavirus

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 12:24
A mysterious virus has caused an international outbreak of respiratory illness. Now the infection has arrived in the U.S.

Trump and the Teenager: A Climate Showdown at Davos

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 11:31
President Trump and Greta Thunberg dominated the first full day of the annual gathering of the rich and powerful in the Swiss Alps.

First Wuhan Coronavirus Patient Identified in the United States

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 10:57
A person in Washington State is infected with a new respiratory virus. The outbreak began at a market in China and now has spread to at least four other countries.

The Test a Deadly Coronavirus Outbreak Poses to China’s Leadership

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 09:48
The new virus has killed at least six and infected nearly 300 people in China, with confirmed cases in Taiwan, Thailand, Japan and South Korea. An expert says it can be transmitted by humans.

Earth’s Oldest Asteroid Impact Found in Australia

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 08:48
The cataclysm, which occurred roughly 2.2 billion years ago, might have catapulted the planet out of an ice age.

China’s Communist Party Scrambles to Confront Coronavirus Outbreak, a Test of Its Transparency

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 08:43
The new virus has killed at least six and infected nearly 300 people in China, with confirmed cases in Taiwan, Thailand, Japan and South Korea. An expert says it can be transmitted by humans.

Greta Thunberg’s Remarks at the Davos Economic Forum

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 07:20
The Swedish climate activist spoke Tuesday afternoon at an event hosted by The New York Times and the World Economic Forum.

Greta Thunberg’s Message at Davos Forum: ‘Our House Is Still on Fire’

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 03:44
The Swedish climate activist will accuse leaders of “empty words and promises” that will do little to avert a climate crisis, according to prepared remarks.

Fears of China’s Coronavirus Prompt Australia to Screen Flights

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 02:17
A new coronavirus has killed six and infected nearly 300 people in China, with confirmed cases in Thailand, Japan and South Korea. A top Chinese expert says it can be transmitted by humans.

Alone on a Mountaintop, Awaiting a Very Hard Rain

Mon, 01/20/2020 - 23:30
Decades ago, Armenian scientists built a high-elevation trap to catch and study cosmic rays. Physics has mostly moved on, but the station persists — a ghost observatory with a skeleton crew.

The Freshwater Giants Are Dying

Mon, 01/20/2020 - 23:30
Overharvesting and habitat loss endanger most of the world’s freshwater “megafauna.” But many species may yet be saved.

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