Hundreds of Mysterious Stone ‘Gates’ Found in Saudi Arabia’s Desert
With Google Earth, archaeologists have uncovered strange stone structures that may have been built by nomadic tribes in ancient lava fields.
Native American Secrets Lie Buried in Huge Shell Mounds
Archaeologists in Maine are working to unearth artifacts buried for centuries in shell middens. But sea levels are rising, eroding the ancient sites.
Dogs Pay Attention to Your Looks
That puppy dog face your pet makes often is a reaction to your own expression, a new study finds.
Take a Number: Women Are More Likely to Address High Blood Pressure
Men and women develop hypertension at roughly the same rates, but men do not get it under control until much later in life, researchers find.
Using DNA to Sketch What Victims Look Like; Some Call It Science Fiction
DNA phenotyping uses genes from human remains to give police an idea of what an unknown person looked like. Critics say the technology isn’t ready...
Ebola’s Legacy: Children With Cataracts
Cataracts usually afflict the old, but doctors in Africa have been shocked to find them in Ebola survivors as young as 5.
F.D.A. Approves Second Gene-Altering Treatment for Cancer
The treatment will be for adults with aggressive non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma when chemotherapy has failed. It re-engineers a patient’s own cells to...
Review: ‘Jane’ Is an Absorbing Trip Into the Wild With Jane Goodall
Brett Morgen’s documentary tells her story through footage of Ms. Goodall’s interactions with chimpanzees in what is now Tanzania.
New Talks on Paris Climate Pact Are Set, and That’s Awkward for U.S.
International delegates will gather next month to discuss implementing the Paris agreement, and American negotiators will be there even though the...
Volcanoes Helped Violent Revolts Erupt in Ancient Egypt
During the Ptolemaic Period, fluctuations in Nile flooding triggered by eruptions may have led to violent uprisings, researchers report.
How Dennis Overbye Makes Space-Time Relatable
From exosolar planets to colliding stars, The Times’s cosmic affairs correspondent introduces readers to the universe they live in.
Trilobites: A Mushroom Out of a Fairy Tale That You Might Find in the Forest
Recently mushroom hunters have been sharing photos of the fly agaric, which has a reputation for strange and dangerous effects when ingested by...