NY Times Science

 
May 22nd
A warmer, wetter climate is helping push dozens of Eastern U.S. trees to the north and, surprisingly, west, a new study finds.
May 22nd
Although tests did find slightly increased DNA damage, compared with freeze-dried earth sperm, the space version did the job when it came to fertilizing eggs.
May 22nd
Clues suggest the North is developing thermonuclear fuels, particularly to enhance its atom bombs.
May 22nd
New federal rules may make it easier for researchers to conduct behavioral experiments. Critics worry that academics cannot judge whether their studies are harmful.
May 22nd
Greater diversity in the tropics may give the appearance that animals there rely on venom more.
May 22nd
The genes account for just a tiny fraction of the variation in test scores, experts say. Many are yet to be found, and environmental factors are also greatly important.
May 22nd
Take a ride out to Block Island Wind Farm and follow an engineer to the top of a wind turbine in this 360° video. Built by Deepwater Wind, the project tests the viability of large-scale wind farming along the New England coast.
May 19th
A new study identifies the evolutionary refinements that gave rise to floating, rootless plants that can trap and digest, like super-fast Venus flytraps.
May 19th
Hundreds of reflections observed by a satellite are a result of ice crystals floating in clouds at high altitudes, NASA scientists say.
May 19th
The story behind the story of the first virtual-reality stereo footage ever shot on the continent.
May 19th
What best distinguishes human beings from other animals is our foresight, as scientists are just beginning to recognize.
May 18th
Using high-speed cameras, a transparent artificial wing and other techniques, researchers in Japan created a window into how ladybugs fold their wings.
May 18th
Paleontologists calculated the bite force of the fearsome prehistoric predators and provided more evidence that they were opportunistic scavengers.
May 18th
Aid workers are trying to reach a remote part of the country, where there have been three deaths from the virus.
May 18th
Compton Jr. Posse in Los Angeles, which brings inner-city children and horses together, reveals the therapeutic power of communing with fellow sentient beings.
May 18th
What can we learn from chimps and sheep and maybe even insects that practice medicine on themselves?
May 17th
Researchers think they may have found a clue for why the critically endangered apes nurse longer than any other mammal: environmental fluctuations in food.
May 17th
Why Burmese pythons may be the best way to study diabetes, heart disease and the protective effects of gastric-bypass surgery in humans.
May 16th
The Government Accountability Office found that thousands of soldiers were ousted, and cut off from benefits, despite diagnoses of traumatic brain injury or mental disorders.
May 16th
A surgery left Mr. Canterbury partly paralyzed at 19 led to a ruling that transformed how doctors deal with patients in evaluating the risks of treatment.
May 16th
Forty years ago, feline hyperthyroidism was virtually nonexistent. Now it’s an epidemic — and some scientists think a class of everyday chemicals might be to blame.
May 16th
Surrounding myself with animals to feel less alone was a mistake: The greatest comfort is in knowing their lives are not about us at all.
May 16th
A mutation in some obesity-prone dog breeds might reveal new risk factors for obesity in humans — and perhaps give rise to new drugs.