Before Roe, New York Was America’s ‘Abortion Capital.’ Where Will Women Turn if Access Shrinks?
In 1970, New York had the most liberal abortion law in the nation, turning it into a magnet for women who wanted to terminate their pregnancies...
Take a Number: More Americans Are Dying of Cirrhosis and Liver Cancer
Death rates from both diseases have risen sharply, particularly among young adults over the last decade. A possible villain: the Great Recession.
Overlooked No More: Beatrice Tinsley, Astronomer Who Saw the Course of the Universe
An insurgent who challenged the academic establishment and became a foremost expert on the aging of galaxies, she was eventually forced to choose...
Trilobites: Fossils Trapped in Amber Offers Clues to the Origins of Snakes
A baby snake and snakeskin were preserved in two specimens found in Myanmar.
Trilobites: Don’t Squish the Jellyfish. Catch It With a Robotic Claw.
A new invention could help marine scientists study sea creatures in their natural habitat more effectively without harming them in the process.
Bowing to Trump, Novartis Joins Pfizer in Freezing Drug Prices
The move comes as drug companies scramble to show they are responding to criticism about their rising prices, including from President Trump.
79 Moons of Jupiter and Counting
The latest survey of the region around the gas giant turned up a dozen new moons, including an oddball that was going in the wrong direction.
Skin Deep: Ticked Off
How ticks became the hottest topic of the summer.
Lava Bomb Hits Tourist Boat in Hawaii, Injuring 23
A basketball-size chunk of molten rock hurtled into the roof of a tourist boat that was sailing off Hawaii’s Big Island.
Trilobites: 3D Color X-rays Could Help Spot Deadly Disease Without Surgery
A new medical scanner, derived from technology used by particle physics researchers at CERN, “is like the upgrade from black-and-white film to...
Dr. Alan S. Rabson, Influential Cancer Researcher, Is Dead at 92
A longtime leader of the National Cancer Institute, he was known for his willingness to help anyone with a cancer diagnosis seeking advice or a...
ScienceTake: Secrets of Citrus Micro-Jets
How the skins of oranges, lemons and other fruits squirt oil in tiny bursts