NY Times Science

Hospitals Stand to Lose Billions Under ‘Medicare for All’

7 hours 44 sec ago
Private insurance pays hospitals much more than the federal government does for patient care. If Medicare for all means Medicare rates, expect an industry backlash.

Gene Wolfe, Acclaimed Science Fiction Writer, Dies at 87

7 hours 16 min ago
His four-book series “The Book of the New Sun” is considered one of the major works of the genre.

The Lyrids Meteor Shower Will Peak in Night Skies

17 hours 18 min ago
It can light up night skies from dusk to dawn, and if you’re lucky you might be able to see it.

A Leading Cause for Wrongful Convictions: Experts Overstating Forensic Results

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 05:00
These three men spent decades in prison as a result of statistical exaggerations. They were among 150 men and women released from prison after their wrongful convictions were overturned in 2018.

Trilobites: Watch a Flower That Seems to Remember When Pollinators Will Come Calling

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 02:00
A colorful Peruvian plant dispenses its pollen according to a savvy, memory-based system, new research suggests.

Judge Delivers Major Setback to Trump Policy to Increase Coal Mining on Federal Land

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 19:44
The Interior Department acted illegally when it sought to lift an Obama-era moratorium on coal mining on public lands, a court found.

In India, a Renewed Fight Against Leprosy

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 14:53
Health workers thought they had vanquished the disease in 2005. But it lived on, cloaked in stigma and medical mystery.

What They Left Behind: Legacies of the Recently Departed

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 12:58
Some gems from the life’s work of people remembered in obituaries in The New York Times.

Senator McConnell, a Tobacco Ally, Supports Raising Age to Buy Cigarettes

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 09:15
Seeking re-election to a seventh term, the senator cited the rise in teenage vaping as a reason to curtail sales of tobacco and other products.

Critic’s Pick: Celestial Visions on the Met Roof

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 21:48
High above Manhattan, Alicja Kwade’s planetary sculpture captures the music of the spheres.

We Asked the 2020 Democrats About Climate Change (Yes, All of Them). Here Are Their Ideas.

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 21:14
The New York Times sent a climate policy survey to the 18 declared candidates. They all want to stick to the Paris Agreement. Beyond that, they diverge.

El Al Airline Warns of Measles After Flight Attendant Falls Into Coma

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 20:26
The woman was hospitalized after contracting the disease, and passengers on a flight from J.F.K. to Tel Aviv are told to watch for symptoms.

This Genetic Mutation Makes People Feel Full — All the Time

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 16:55
Two new studies confirm that weight control is often the result of genetics, not willpower.

‘Partly Alive’: Scientists Revive Cells in Brains From Dead Pigs

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 13:19
In a study that upends assumptions about brain death, researchers brought some cells back to life — or something like it.

Dr. Richard Green, 82, Dies; Challenged Psychiatry’s View of Homosexuality

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 08:33
At a time when being gay was classified as a mental disorder, Dr. Green defied the advice of his colleagues and took a professional risk by arguing otherwise.

‘I Want What My Male Colleague Has, and That Will Cost a Few Million Dollars’

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 02:00
Women at the Salk Institute say they faced a culture of marginalization and hostility. The numbers from other elite scientific institutions suggest they’re not alone.

Rites of Passage: ‘Will You Stay With Me Until I Die?’

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 02:00
My patient had a simple, devastating request. To honor it meant grappling with how a therapist responds to her clients.

Ocean-Clogging Microplastics Also Pollute the Air, Study Finds

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 01:30
Microplastics are known to cause ocean pollution, but a new study suggests airborne plastic particles pollute the air and dry land as well.

He Listed a T. Rex Fossil on eBay for $2.95 Million. Scientists Weren’t Thrilled.

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 15:36
“I own this thing,” Alan Detrich recalled telling a museum director. “It is mine. I can do whatever I want.”

E.P.A. Moves to ‘Close the Door’ on Asbestos. Consumer Groups Say Loopholes Remain.

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 14:43
The new rule will restrict uses of asbestos, a carcinogen, more than initially expected, but health advocates criticized it as falling short of the protections needed.