Climate Fwd:: Trump Administration Formally Rolls Back Rule Aimed at Limiting Methane Pollution
The Interior Department move, which benefits drilling companies, effectively reverses a major Obama-era effort to fight climate change.
Matter: Why Your DNA Is Still Uncharted Territory
Scientists are focusing on a relatively small number of human genes and neglecting thousands of others. The reasons have more to do with...
With Moon as His Muse, Japanese Billionaire Signs Up for SpaceX Voyage
Elon Musk shared a stage at a SpaceX factory on Monday night with Yusaku Maezawa, who will make a significant investment in the company’s...
SpaceX to Announce First Customer for Trip Around the Moon
The mystery passenger would follow a looping path around the moon without landing aboard a new rocket, but when the flight might occur is uncertain.
Justice Department Approves Cigna-Express Scripts Merger
The takeover of one of the nation’s largest pharmacy benefit managers by a big health insurer is expected to close by the end of the year.
Trilobites: What 13,000 Patents Involving the DNA of Sea Life Tell Us About the Future
Whether a single private entity should be able to set the direction of how the genes of so many living things are used was a piece of a broader...
Nonfiction: The Quest to Create and Perfect an Artificial Heart
Mimi Swartz’s “Ticker” tells the story of the doctors who, against all odds, struggled to make a device to replace one of our most vital organs.
Saltmarsh Sparrows Fight to Keep Their Heads Above Water
Rising sea levels are bringing more nest-flooding tides that threaten to push the birds that breed in coastal marshes along the Atlantic Coast to...
Q&A: Lapses in Turning the Lights On
When you flip the switch, there seems to be a wait before the bulb glows brightly.
Nonfiction: A Nobel Laureate Asks What Makes a ‘Disordered Mind’
In his new book, the neuroscientist Eric Kandel explores the science of unusual brains, locating many of his answers in genetics.
Europe’s Triumphs and Troubles Are Written in Swiss Ice
Pollen frozen in ice in the Alps traces Europe’s calamities, since the time Macbeth ruled Scotland.
Update: A Rwandan Game Park Defying the Odds
Despite modest tourism numbers, Akagera National Park is a success story in the making, particularly considering that, like its host country, it...