Matter: Fire May Be the Only Remedy for a Plague Killing Deer and Elk
Deer and elk are dying from chronic wasting disease in growing numbers. Burning the land may be the only way to turn back the disease.
Take a Number: Nearly Half of Teens Have Had Sex by Age 19, Survey Finds
Sexual activity declined among adolescents in the 1990s, and rates have remained low. Still, teenagers in the United States are more likely to...
Carbon in Atmosphere Is Rising, Even as Emissions Stabilize
Scientists are concerned over the cause of the rapid rise, which may indicate the world’s natural sponges that absorb carbon dioxide have changed.
Q&A: A Matter of Considerable Gravity
All the planets in the solar system interact gravitationally with the sun, but Jupiter’s great mass makes this interaction visible.
Elias Burstein, Pioneer in Semiconductors, Dies at 99
Mr. Burstein was one of the first scientists to use lasers to do research on semiconductors and insulators, and held patents for a method to...
Q. & A.: Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: ‘The Mind of God’
The neurologist Jay Lombard discusses the brain and its connection to what he describes as our deeper, spiritual underpinnings.
Cuts to Medicaid May Limit Access to Nursing Homes
Medicaid, targeted by Republicans’ health care bills, pays for most of the 1.4 million elderly people in nursing homes. Cutbacks to the program may...
At Nursing Homes, Medicaid Cuts Would Reach Even the Upper Middle Class
Medicaid, targeted by Republicans’ health care bill, pays for most of the 1.4 million elderly people in nursing homes, some of whom do not know...
John E. Sarno, N.Y.U. Rehabilitation Doctor, Dies at 93
Dr. Sarno maintained that most nontraumatic instances of chronic pain are physical manifestations of deep-seated psychological anxieties.
Senate Health Plan Falls Short of Promise for Cheaper Care, Experts Say
Republicans and President Trump have said a new health law would make it easier and more affordable to get care. But the opposite may be true.
The Times’s Resident Expert for a World on Fire
Canada, Portugal, London: How the fire expertise of our Phoenix bureau chief informs our global reporting.
Trilobites: Solving the Scorching Mystery of the Sun’s Erupting Plasma Jets
After decades of study, scientists have developed a model to explain how violent solar spicules form.