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Parrots Show Off Something Like Social Intelligence

Thu, 01/09/2020 - 08:11
A series of experiments demonstrated that African grey parrots could behave selflessly.

Just a Fainting Spell? Or is Betelgeuse About to Blow?

Thu, 01/09/2020 - 06:30
A familiar star in the constellation Orion has dimmed noticeably since October. Astronomers wonder if its explosive finale is imminent.

Trump Moves to Exempt Big Projects From Environmental Review

Thu, 01/09/2020 - 06:02
The White House, hoping to speed infrastructure projects like pipelines, will formally introduce changes to a half century-old landmark environmental law.

Golf Club for the 1 Percent Wants to Seize a Migratory Bird Habitat

Thu, 01/09/2020 - 02:00
The golf course in Jersey City, N.J., says it needs the land to compete for tournaments. A birder counters, “It’s really just an obscenity.”

Golf Club for the 1 Percent Wants to Seize a Migratory Bird Habitat

Thu, 01/09/2020 - 02:00
The golf course in Jersey City, N.J., says it needs the land to compete for tournaments. A birder counters, “It’s really just an obscenity.”

Who Will Mourn Australia’s Velvet Worms?

Thu, 01/09/2020 - 02:00
Australian scientists wonder which of the nation’s many remarkable native insect species may have been lost to the wildfires.

China Identifies New Virus Causing Pneumonia-Like Illness

Wed, 01/08/2020 - 19:17
The new coronavirus doesn’t appear to be readily spread by humans, but researchers caution that more study is needed.

New York State Investigates Christian Health Cost Sharing Affiliate

Wed, 01/08/2020 - 17:57
Subpoenas have been issued to a company that solicits memberships for a health insurance alternative that offers no guarantees for covering medical bills.

New York State Investigates Christian Health Cost Sharing Affiliate

Wed, 01/08/2020 - 15:09
Subpoenas have been issued to a company that solicits memberships for a health insurance alternative that offers no guarantees for covering medical bills.

These Patients Are Hard to Treat

Wed, 01/08/2020 - 14:00
A study examined a popular approach that coordinated care for the most expensive patients, and found that the project did not reduce hospital admissions.

‘Earth’ Review: Humanity Is Digging Its Own Grave

Wed, 01/08/2020 - 13:47
In this sobering documentary, Nikolaus Geyrhalter looks at how humans are changing the planet one backhoe at a time.

Peter Kirstein, Father of the European Internet, Is Dead at 86

Wed, 01/08/2020 - 12:47
He was crucial to the spread of the protocols that underpin today’s internet (and gave Queen Elizabeth her own email address).

How a Fish Steals Its Ability to Glow

Wed, 01/08/2020 - 12:03
Many organisms have evolved bioluminescence, but the golden sweeper’s lights comes from the glowing shrimp in its diet.

Yes, This Cuttlefish Is Wearing 3-D Glasses

Wed, 01/08/2020 - 11:54
Scientists knew octopuses and squid don’t have any depth perception, but they had a hunch their cuttlefish cousins might.

The Flu Season May Yet Turn Ugly, C.D.C. Warns

Wed, 01/08/2020 - 06:30
Almost as many people are falling ill as did two years ago, in what was a particularly severe flu season. But this season’s virus is unusual, and it’s too early to tell how dangerous.

2019 Was Second Hottest Year on Record

Wed, 01/08/2020 - 05:13
2019 was a very hot year, with global average temperatures the second highest on record,by less than one-tenth of a degree Fahrenheit behind 2016. 

Cancer Death Rate Is in Steady Decline Among Americans

Wed, 01/08/2020 - 04:00
Breakthrough treatments for lung cancer and melanoma have driven down mortality overall. But progress has slowed for other cancers.

The Gene Drive Dilemma: We Can Alter Entire Species, But Should We?

Wed, 01/08/2020 - 02:00
A new genetic engineering technology could help eliminate malaria and stave off extinctions — if humanity decides to unleash it.

June Bacon-Bercey, 90, Pathbreaking Meteorologist, Is Dead

Tue, 01/07/2020 - 16:13
She is widely believed to have been the first African-American female meteorologist to forecast weather on television.

Marine Labs on the Water’s Edge Are Threatened by Climate Change

Tue, 01/07/2020 - 10:00
A marine lab built to withstand hurricanes faces a slower menace: climate change. Problems arising wherever science operates at the shifting border of soil and sea.

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