Solar storm could allow parts of the US to see polar auroras
A severe solar storm slammed Earth on Monday afternoon, increasing the chances of fluctuations in the power grid and GPS. It also pushes shimmering...
National Briefing | South: Georgia: $2.2. Million Penalty for Illegal DNA Testing
A jury in Atlanta awarded $2,225,000 on Monday to two warehouse workers whose employer required them to submit DNA samples in violation of the...
Risk of Extreme Weather From Climate Change to Rise Over Next Century, Report Says
More people will be exposed to floods, droughts, heat waves and other effects of climate change in the coming decades, according to a British...
Mending Hearts: A Sea Change in Treating Heart Attacks
The death rate from coronary heart disease has dropped 38 percent in a decade. One reason is that hospitals rich and poor have streamlined...
Shared: After a Stillbirth, a Silent Delivery Room
After Dr. Eleni Michailidis delivered a stillborn son, she and her husband sought to honor their infant and the experience.
Top Doctors' Prescription for Feverish Planet: Cut Out Coal
Some top international doctors and public health experts have issued an urgent prescription for a feverish planet Earth: Get off coal as soon as...
Mending Hearts: Blood Pressure, the Mystery Number
More than 58 million Americans take medicines to lower blood pressure, reducing their risk of heart attack and stroke. But experts aren’t certain...
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Raw Data: Humankind’s Existentially Lucky Numbers
Bump the dials just barely on figures like alpha’s value or the mass of the Higgs boson, and nothing like our universe could exist....
New NASA images show the surface of Saturn’s moon Dione
NASA has released stunning new images of Saturn’s moon Dione. The images of the icy moon were taken during a June 16 flyby which took NASA’s...
A body was found hidden beneath a remarkable 17th-century corpse
Peder Winstrup is remarkably well-preserved for a man who died in 1679, and while researchers expected the mummified corpse of the former bishop of...
Effects of Climate Change Could Cost Billions, E.P.A. Report Says
The report, issued by the E.P.A. and the White House, calculated the cost of the damage from rising sea levels and economic losses caused by...