Trilobites: Headed North, Sandhill Cranes Squeeze In Where They Can
The Platte River in Nebraska is an important layover for hundreds of thousands of the birds as they head toward their summer homes.
Bao Bao, an American-Born Panda, Steps Out in China
Culture shock is fading, say the handlers of Bao Bao, the panda from the National Zoo in Washington, as she settles into the land of her ancestors.
Lewis Rowland, Leading Neurologist on Nerve and Muscle Diseases, Dies at 91
Dr. Rowland, who had a special interest in A.L.S., or Lou Gehrig’s disease, refused to be interrogated by investigators in the McCarthy era.
A Space Odyssey: Making Art Up There
The artist Eduardo Kac and Thomas Pesquet, a Frenchman on the International Space Station, have created art in space.
How Comet 67P’s Face Changed During Its Trip Around the Sun
During the two years that the Rosetta spacecraft stalked the comet, it observed cliffs that collapsed, boulders that moved and eruptions of dust...
New Vaccine Could Slow Disease That Kills 600 Children a Day
A lower-cost vaccine provides strong protection against rotavirus, a diarrheal disease, and could be particularly useful in poorer countries,...
As Rivals Stand Silent, One Health Insurer Protests G.O.P. Plan
Dr. J. Mario Molina, one of the few insurance executives to criticize the House bill publicly, says it could harm insurers and patients alike.
Arctic’s Winter Sea Ice Drops to Its Lowest-Recorded Level
Much of the ice also appears to be thinner than normal — further signs of climate change’s effects on the region.
A Scholarly Sting Operation Shines a Light on ‘Predatory’ Journals
A group of researchers created a ruse to draw attention to the seamy side of open-access journals, some of which will publish just about anything...
Shaking Up the Dinosaur Family Tree
A Ph.D candidate and a computer program that took five minutes to run may upend the dinosaur classification system that has been used for more than...
Op-Ed Contributor: Why Trump’s N.I.H. Cuts Should Worry Us
The president’s stance on science funding could have serious consequences.
Trump Lays Plans to Reverse Obama’s Climate Change Legacy
The White House is preparing to dismantle major policy actions of the Obama era, including a plan to close hundreds of heavily polluting power plants.