- The Future of Virus Tracking Can Be Found on This College Campusby Emily Anthes on May 17, 2021 at 6:00 pm
Colorado Mesa University and the Broad Institute of M.I.T. and Harvard have spent the last year exploring new approaches to managing outbreaks.
- Why the C.D.C. Changed Its Mask Guidanceby Apoorva Mandavilli on May 17, 2021 at 5:21 pm
Two scientific findings altered the calculus: Vaccinated people rarely transmit the virus, and the shots are effective against variants.
- Should We Wear Masks for Cold and Flu Season?by Daniel Victor and Mike Ives on May 17, 2021 at 4:18 pm
Wearing a mask when you’re sick is common in East Asia, but there’s no tidy scientific consensus on how much it limits the spread of respiratory illnesses.
- Experts Urge Air Quality Standards as Safeguard Against Coronavirusby Apoorva Mandavilli on May 17, 2021 at 4:14 pm
The researchers issued a call to action to improve indoor air quality as a safeguard against the spread of contagions like the coronavirus.
- What We Know About China’s Mars Rover Zhurong Landingby Steven Lee Myers and Kenneth Chang on May 17, 2021 at 3:25 am
The success establishes China as a principal contender in what some see as a new era of space competition.
- Things To Do At Homeby Emma Grillo and Danya Issawi on May 16, 2021 at 11:11 pm
This week, discover the cultural and societal impact of sneakers, practice your math skills or explore what a net zero climate might look like.
- Plant Wrapper Activityby Christy Harmon on May 16, 2021 at 3:59 am
Revisit your childhood gum-wrapper-folding skills to add a crowning touch to a flowerpot.
- Learn To Skate This Summerby Roxanne Fequiere on May 16, 2021 at 3:42 am
After a year spent largely indoors, adults are regaining a sense of balance on roller skates, bikes and skateboards.
- Mint Drink Recipesby Florence Fabricant on May 16, 2021 at 3:21 am
Mint is a wonderful flavor to enrich warm-weather coolers.
- ¿Cuáles son los perros que aprenden más rápido?by James Gorman on May 15, 2021 at 3:35 pm
A los perros que no serían la primera opción de muchos dueños de mascotas les va mejor cuando tienen que aprender de un extraño, en comparación con algunos canes más agradables.
- How Sickle Cell Trait in Black People Can Give the Police Coverby Michael LaForgia and Jennifer Valentino-DeVries on May 15, 2021 at 2:01 pm
Sickle cell trait has been cited in dozens of police custody deaths ruled accidental or natural, even though the condition is benign on its own, a Times investigation found.
- The 1,000-Year Secret That Made Betta Fish Beautifulby Annie Roth on May 15, 2021 at 1:58 am
Scientists found that the fish were gradually domesticated like dog breeds into the beautiful shapes and colors that turn up today in pet stores.
- China’s Ambitious Plans in Space: The Moon, Mars and Beyondby Steven Lee Myers on May 15, 2021 at 1:27 am
The country’s high-profile Mars mission is one of many on its schedule as it seeks to challenge American dominance of space exploration.
- Spencer Silver, an Inventor of Post-it Notes, Is Dead at 80by Richard Sandomir on May 14, 2021 at 9:46 pm
He created the adhesive that lets the small, square notes stick to surfaces. They became one of the most ubiquitous office products ever conceived.
- U.S. Must Do More to Track Covid Variants, Scientists Tell Congressby Carl Zimmer on May 14, 2021 at 8:10 pm
At a House subcommittee hearing, witnesses emphasize the need for much more genome sequencing, data-sharing and research to track virus mutations and their effects.
- Biden Administration to Repeal Trump Rule Aimed at Curbing E.P.A.’s Powerby Lisa Friedman on May 14, 2021 at 7:49 pm
The cost-benefit rule limited the way the E.P.A. could justify clean air regulations.
- How the United States Beat the Coronavirus Variants, for Nowby Carl Zimmer and Apoorva Mandavilli on May 14, 2021 at 7:01 pm
The country has managed to avoid a variant-fueled spike in coronavirus cases. Scientists say we were lucky.
- Breathing Through the Rectum Saves Oxygen-Starved Mice and Pigsby Elizabeth Preston on May 14, 2021 at 6:46 pm
Japanese scientists who studied an unusual method of delivering oxygen in mammals hope to one day try it in people.
- Businesses Offer Perks to Vaccinated Customersby Jennifer Steinhauer on May 14, 2021 at 3:57 pm
Tossing their masks, jumping on side-by-side treadmills, sharing peanuts next to fellow sports fans, the vaccinated find special freedoms await.
- Vaccinated Americans May Go Without Masks in Most Places, Federal Officials Sayby Roni Caryn Rabin, Apoorva Mandavilli and Noah Weiland on May 14, 2021 at 2:36 pm
Fully vaccinated people do not have to wear masks or maintain social distance indoors or outdoors, with some exceptions, the C.D.C. advised.
- William R. Harris Dies at 79; Hoped to Curb Risks of Nuclear Warby Sam Roberts on May 13, 2021 at 11:12 pm
A lawyer and policy analyst, he studied ways to forestall energy crises and other catastrophes. He died of Covid-19.
- More Scientists Urge Broad Inquiry Into Coronavirus Originsby James Gorman and Carl Zimmer on May 13, 2021 at 6:33 pm
Researchers urge an open mind, saying lack of evidence leaves theories of natural spillover and laboratory leak both viable.
- Extraterrestrial Plutonium Atoms Turn Up on Ocean Bottomby William J. Broad on May 13, 2021 at 6:00 pm
The rare form of the element found on the Pacific seabed points to its violent birth in colliding stars.
- Covid Vaccines Protect Pregnant Women, Study Confirmsby Emily Anthes on May 13, 2021 at 4:08 pm
The shots may also have benefits for infants and do not seem to damage the placenta, according to the latest research.
- Remains Found 36 Years Ago in Montana Are Identifiedby Heather Murphy on May 13, 2021 at 2:59 pm
DNA analysis has identified the remains of a woman, who for decades was known only as Christy Crystal Creek, as those of Janet Lee Lucas, who was last seen in Spokane, Wash., in 1983.
- At Mating Time, These Ants Carry Their Young Queen to a Neighbor’s Nestby Richard Sima on May 13, 2021 at 1:24 pm
The royal matchmaking service may help these insects avoid inbreeding.
- Pipeline Hack Points to Growing Cybersecurity Risk for Energy Systemby Brad Plumer on May 13, 2021 at 9:00 am
Energy infrastructure has increasingly come under assault, and analysts said the attack that cut off fuel supplies this week should be a “wake-up call.”
- C.D.C Confirms More Cases of Rare Blood Clot Disorder Linked to J.&J. Vaccineby Emily Anthes on May 13, 2021 at 4:18 am
Six men were among the latest confirmed cases, which now total 28. Previous cases included only women.
- C.D.C. Advisers Endorse Pfizer Vaccine for Children Ages 12 to 15by Apoorva Mandavilli on May 12, 2021 at 11:43 pm
Immunizations will quickly begin nationwide, officials predicted.
- E.P.A. Data Shows Climate Change’s Impact on Americansby Christopher Flavelle on May 12, 2021 at 10:02 pm
New data compiled by the E.P.A. shows how global warming is making life harder for Americans in myriad ways that threaten their health, safety and homes.
- What if Space Junk and Climate Change Become the Same Problem?by Jonathan O’Callaghan on May 12, 2021 at 4:38 pm
Changes to the atmosphere caused by carbon dioxide emissions could increase the amount of debris that stays in orbit.
- Seeds From a 142-Year-Old Science Experiment Have Sproutedby Cara Giaimo on May 12, 2021 at 1:42 pm
After lying dormant in buried bottles for 142 years, 11 seeds germinated on the Michigan State University campus after scientists planted them.
- Biden Administration Approves Nation’s First Major Offshore Wind Farmby Coral Davenport and Lisa Friedman on May 12, 2021 at 12:43 pm
The Vineyard Wind project, off the coast of Massachusetts, would generate enough electricity to power 400,000 homes.
- FDA Authorizes Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine for Children 12 to 15by Apoorva Mandavilli on May 11, 2021 at 8:28 pm
The shots may allow millions of youngsters to get back to school, camps, sleepovers and hangouts with friends.
- Covid-19 Vaccines: Novavax Reports More Delaysby Katie Thomas on May 11, 2021 at 7:00 pm
“I don’t see a lot going well for them at this point,” said one analyst.
- New Drugs Could Help Treat Obesity. Could They End the Stigma, Too?by Gina Kolata on May 11, 2021 at 5:25 pm
The hope is that new treatments will encourage people to think of obesity as a chronic disease, like high blood pressure or diabetes.
- Dunbar’s Number Debunked: You Can Have More Than 150 Friendsby Jenny Gross on May 11, 2021 at 1:48 pm
A new study questions that figure, known as Dunbar’s number. The Oxford professor for whom it is named, Robin Dunbar, dismissed the findings as “absolutely bonkers.”
- Is It Covid or the Flu? New Combo Tests Can Find Out.by Roxanne Khamsi on May 11, 2021 at 9:00 am
New tests for respiratory illnesses can look for more than 20 pathogens at a time.
- Bye Bye, Bennu: NASA Heads Back to Earth With Asteroid Stash in Towby Kenneth Chang on May 11, 2021 at 8:13 am
The OSIRIS-REX mission will spend two years cruising home with space rock samples that could unlock secrets of the early solar system.
- Why Do Humans Feed So Many Animals?by James Gorman on May 11, 2021 at 7:00 am
Researchers want to learn more about the connections between humans and the feeding of birds, beasts and other fauna.
- The Price They Pay for Your Perfect Vacation Photoby Priyanka Runwal on May 11, 2021 at 6:59 am
Scientists are concerned about unregulated feeding of ocean wildlife by tour operators.