NY Times Science

What to Know About Getting a Flu Shot This Year, No Matter Who’s Paying

1 hour 59 min ago
Flu season is here, and there are at least six types of vaccine to choose from. It’s worth studying the options to determine which is likely to protect you the most.

Trilobites: Campi Flegrei Volcano’s Ancient Cycle Seems to End in Large Eruption

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 18:10
The Italian volcanic giant has been curiously eruption-free since 1538. New research unspooled 60,000 years of its history with an eye on what it will do in the future.

Trilobites: Ice Age Asteroid Crater Discovered Beneath Greenland Glacier

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 13:20
It is the first impact crater discovered under one of Earth’s ice sheets, according to the scientists who found it.

Dorothy Cheney, Who Studied Primates Up Close, Dies at 68

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 13:09
Her research with her husband, Robert Seyfarth, found that baboons and vervet monkeys had more complex social relationships than previously thought.

Part of the Answer to Climate Change May Be America’s Trees and Dirt, Scientists Say

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 11:38
A new study found that the United States could store enough carbon in natural landscapes to offset all the cars and trucks on the road.

Naomi Breslau, Who Studied Post-Traumatic Stress, Dies at 86

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 10:27
She also investigated links between various disorders, like depression and smoking, and suggested that migraines could cause mental problems — and vice versa.

Doctors Revolt After N.R.A. Tells Them to ‘Stay in Their Lane’ on Gun Policy

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 10:17
The uproar highlighted decades-old tension over an effective ban on federal research of the public health effects of gun violence.

When Hospitals Merge to Save Money, Patients Often Pay More

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 23:30
Rapid consolidation has created powerful groups of hospitals, with organizations dictating prices and fueling health spending in some areas of the country.

Juul Suspends Selling Most E-Cigarette Flavors in Stores

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 16:44
Juul will restrict sales of nearly all its flavored pods to the internet, and stop most social media promotion to combat youth vaping, bowing to government and public pressure.

Trilobites: Why Komodo Dragons Haven’t Conquered the World

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 16:00
The razor-toothed predators are fierce, but scientists found that they’re real homebodies.

Trilobites: Male Insect Fertility Plummets After Heat Waves

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 13:19
Researchers say that temperature’s effects on sperm production could be one factor behind the decline in the world’s insect populations.

Papua New Guinea Is Rich in Resources but Poor in Health

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 10:00
The Pacific nation hoped that hosting the APEC summit meeting would elevate its international profile, but a national health crisis threatens to overshadow it.

Clean Energy Is Surging, but Not Fast Enough to Solve Global Warming

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 16:00
The International Energy Agency said renewables were poised to surpass coal by 2040. But more is still needed to stop climate change.

A ‘Time Capsule’ for Scientists, Courtesy of Peter the Great

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 13:01
A Russian zoological museum filled with centuries-old specimens finds renewed relevance in the age of genetics.

Why Does California Have So Many Wildfires?

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 12:24
There are four key ingredients that make the state such a tinderbox.

Q&A: ‘Touch Not the Cat’

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 08:41
The Scottish wildcat, the last native cat in the United Kingdom, is endangered; fewer than 100 purebred specimens remain in the wild.

Where Will Science Take Us? To the Stars

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 08:15
A monthlong visit to observatories in Chile, Hawaii and Los Angeles revealed spellbinding visions of the heavens.

Judge Blocks Disputed Keystone XL Pipeline in Setback for Trump

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 07:46
The Trump administration “simply discarded” the effect the project would have on climate change, the court found.

In Brazil, Animals Cross a Road of No Return

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 02:00
Highway BR-262 is among the deadliest in the world for wildlife. Biologist Wagner Fischer has been monitoring its grim toll for more than two decades.

The Wheels on These Buses Go Round and Round With Zero Emissions

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 02:00
Some states, concerned about pollution and global warming, see school buses as the next frontier for electric vehicles. Prices are high, but that's starting to change.