Pilot Program Aims to Save Jamaica Bay’s Shrinking Marshes
Officials have installed five artificial islands in Jamaica Bay to slow the erosion of its marshes by waves, and will introduce a large oyster bed...
Henry Krystal, Holocaust Trauma Expert, Dies at 90
Dr. Krystal, who was forced into slave labor by the Nazis, focused his psychiatric career on the emotional scars carried by concentration camp...
Australia Defends Plan to Kill Millions of Feral Cats
The country’s threatened species commissioner responded to celebrities’ concerns by saying the cats were “major contributors” to the extinction of...
Geoffrey Marcy to Resign From Berkeley Astronomy Department
Dr. Marcy had been on probation after he was found guilty of sexually harassing students.
Obama 'took the wrong side' on climate change, says physicist Freeman Dyson
Theoretical physicist and Democrat voter Freeman Dyson has expressed his disappointment with President Obama’s stance on climate change.
Fossil Teeth Show Earliest Sign of People in Southern Asia
Dozens of fossil human teeth from a cave in China show that people lived in southern Asia more than 80,000 years ago, researchers report....
Cassini gets close encounter with Saturn's moon Enceladus
Scientists will be hunting for any signs of ancient geological activity similar to the geyser-spouting, tiger-stripe fractures in the moon's south...
Scientists go in search of elusive river shark
For decades, stories persisted of a shark that navigated rivers of Asia and the South Pacific, sometimes taking a chunk out of the unsuspecting...
Rat brain reconstructed in a computer
Scientists have digitally recreated a slice of a juvenile rat's brain — including 31,000 brain cells, of 207 different types, with 37 million...
Listeria outbreak mystery: Weird chemistry tainted caramel apples
Researchers may have finally found the source of a 2014 Listeria outbreak that was traced to caramel apples, a new study finds
National Briefing | New England: Massachusetts: With Expenses Rising, Pilgrim Nuclear Plant Will Close
The decision by the New Orleans-based Entergy Corporation comes about a month after federal inspectors downgraded the plant’s safety rating to the...
Geoffrey Marcy’s Berkeley Astronomy Colleagues Call for His Dismissal
Astronomy faculty at the University of California, Berkeley, called on the administration to reconsider its approach to Dr. Marcy, who was found in...