NY Times Science

 
December 15th
A Google neural network analyzed data collected by NASA and helped astronomers detect another planet around a star some 2,500 light years away.
December 15th
Anchiornis was a feathered dinosaur, about the size of a pigeon and incapable of flight. Its wings say a lot about how birds came to be.
December 15th
They are 2 years old, but developmentally they are 6 months old. The children most severely affected by Zika face a lifetime of care, new research shows.
December 15th
The depth of sand on a beach can vary considerably from location to location. Human intervention often doesn’t last for long.
December 15th
Satellite images of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge show the effects of an oil well that operated there in the mid-1980s.
December 14th
Scientists analyzed 27 extreme weather events from 2016 and found that global warming was a “significant driver” for most of them. We look at five cases.
December 13th
The latest national survey of adolescent drug use found declining use of most substances, including alcohol, tobacco, prescription opioids and stimulants.
December 13th
The nominee, Michael L. Dourson, had faced criticism on several fronts for his ties to the chemical industry.
December 13th
Rapid, erratic heartbeats — called ventricular tachycardia — can lead to sudden death. An experimental radiation treatment has eased the condition in five patients.
December 13th
The iconic storm plunges 200 miles beneath the clouds of the solar system’s largest planet, and possibly much deeper, according to data from NASA’s Juno spacecraft.
December 13th
Two studies of the storm that overwhelmed Houston last summer say global warming made the rain much worse.
December 13th
Vanellope Hope Wilkins, who had her first operation within an hour of birth, is believed to be first newborn in Britain to survive the corrective procedure.
December 12th
The country keeps two million streetlights on overnight, generating profits for utilities and politicians at a cost for consumers and the environment.
December 12th
A man walking his dog on Vancouver Island found a leg with a foot in a black sneaker on a beach. The authorities are trying to get a DNA sample from it.
December 12th
A retired engineer’s accident while making a coffee drink spurred fluid dynamics researchers to study how espresso and milk arrange themselves in a glass.
December 12th
Scientists have discovered an fossilized penguin as big as a human, and with a long, spear-like beak.
December 12th
Astronomers have discovered a passing rock from another star — the first interstellar asteroid.
December 12th
Few predicted when Mexico joined the free-trade deal that it would transform the country in a way that would saddle millions with diet-related illnesses.
December 12th
Orangutans who were raised around people in safe environments are more curious and score better on cognitive tests.
December 12th
Orangutans become more curious if they spend a lot of time with humans in a safe environment. And that means they are better at solving cognitive puzzles.
December 11th
The presidential directive called for partnership with other nations and commercial companies but did not offer details about schedule or cost.
December 11th
Forests will be decimated as trees become less resilient to drought and higher temperatures, new data suggest.
December 11th
An explosive volcanic eruption in 2014 resulted in a new addition to the Tonga Islands. Its shifting landscape could help scientists studying Mars.
December 11th
We may covet gemstones for their beauty, but their real value lies in what they tell scientists about the extreme forces at work deep underground.
December 11th
A team of researchers is destroying things — with wind, water and fire — to help insurers manage the increasing risks of extreme weather.
December 11th
Modern humans and Neanderthals had a long history together. Many of us still carry the genetic traces.
December 10th
The risk can’t be ignored but isn’t as great as it may seem from a recent study.
December 9th
A nifty new patented technology allows you to take your loved ones with you wherever and forever. Yes, even cats. Talk about “Winona Forever”!