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A Deep-Sea Magma Monster Gets a Body Scan

Mon, 12/02/2019 - 23:30
Scientists set sail on a perilous expedition to create the first internal 3D images of Axial Seamount, an underwater volcano deep in the Pacific Ocean.

NASA Finds India’s Vikram Moon Lander Crash Site, With Amateur’s Help

Mon, 12/02/2019 - 15:50
Since India lost contact with the spacecraft in September, the precise location of its crash has been a mystery.

Senate Confirms Dan Brouillette to Lead Energy Department

Mon, 12/02/2019 - 15:15
The former lobbyist becomes President Trump’s second energy secretary, succeeding Rick Perry.

Was This 18,000-Year-Old Puppy a Dog or a Wolf?

Mon, 12/02/2019 - 13:07
The animal was buried in a lump of frozen mud in Russia, its fur, whiskers and body fully intact. Scientists are studying its DNA to understand whether it is a dog or a wolf.

How Life on Our Planet Made It Through Snowball Earth

Mon, 12/02/2019 - 12:35
Rusty rocks left over from some of our planet’s most extreme ice ages hint at oases for survival beneath the freeze.

Dead Whale, 220 Pounds of Debris Inside, Is a ‘Grim Reminder’ of Ocean Trash

Mon, 12/02/2019 - 10:40
The sperm whale washed up on a Scottish beach with a stomach full of rope, netting and plastic. “What was unusual in this case was the sheer volume,” a local expert said.

Fire Blight Spreads Northward, Threatening Apple Orchards

Mon, 12/02/2019 - 09:15
Growers in northern states are combating virulent outbreaks of a disease as seasons grow warmer, orchards have been reconfigured for higher yields and new varieties may be more vulnerable.

How a Poisonous Mammal Evolved Its Venom

Sun, 12/01/2019 - 02:00
Solenodons are highly unusual, and very difficult to study.

John Kerry Launches Star-Studded Climate Coalition

Sat, 11/30/2019 - 09:29
John Kerry and a group that includes some Republicans, some military members and a lot of Hollywood, are launching a new coalition to push for public action on climate change.

Studying Sea Snakes? Time to Call the ‘Fantastic Grandmothers’

Sat, 11/30/2019 - 02:00
A group of snorkeling seniors has helped scientists collect data about greater sea snakes in New Caledonia.

Dr. Janette Sherman, 89, Early Force in Environmental Science, Dies

Fri, 11/29/2019 - 13:54
In one case, discovering that autoworkers shared the same diseases, she pinpointed the cause as chemicals in the factories — not, as was thought, cigarettes.

New Strawberry-Flavored H.I.V. Drugs for Babies Are Offered at $1 a Day

Fri, 11/29/2019 - 06:19
Thousands of infants are doomed to early deaths each year, in part because pediatric medicines come in hard pills or bitter syrups that need refrigeration.

Warming Waters, Moving Fish: How Climate Change Is Reshaping Iceland

Fri, 11/29/2019 - 02:00
Ocean temperatures are on the rise and warming waters are causing fish to swim for their lives, causing financial disruption and international conflicts. 

Swimmers Beware of Deep Brain Stimulation

Wed, 11/27/2019 - 13:19
The electronic implants reduced Parkinson’s symptoms, but also erased some patients’ ability to swim.

Where the Nurse Prescribes Heroin

Wed, 11/27/2019 - 09:47
A new program in Glasgow will give drug users pharmaceutical-grade heroin twice daily in a bid to reduce drug-related deaths.

Blue Whale Hearts May Beat Only Twice a Minute During a Dive

Wed, 11/27/2019 - 08:02
Nature’s most extreme animal has an equally extreme circulatory system, researchers found.

Is This the First Fossil of an Embryo?

Wed, 11/27/2019 - 08:00
Mysterious 609-million-year-old balls of cells may be the oldest animal embryos — or something else entirely.

How Stalagmites Get Their Shapes

Wed, 11/27/2019 - 07:04
Researchers developed a physics-based model to explain how the structures on cave floors take so many different forms.

Don’t Get Mad, but ‘Hangry’ Isn’t Really Angry

Wed, 11/27/2019 - 02:00
Anger comes in many flavors, it turns out, and the hunger-induced variety isn’t quite like the others.

Bearing Witness to an Asteroid’s Assassination

Tue, 11/26/2019 - 14:35
At first astronomers thought they had spotted a comet, but it was really an asteroid in the belt between Mars and Jupiter being struck by another object.