Too Hot to Fly? Climate Change May Take a Toll on Air Travel
Excess heat in Phoenix grounded more than 40 flights in recent days, and scientists say a warming climate could also mean more turbulent rides.
Kangiqsujuaq Journal: A Lost Art in the Arctic: Igloo Making
One of Canada’s remaining igloo builders teaches the disappearing technique that was once common knowledge among the Inuit people.
Draft Order on Drug Prices Proposes Easing Regulations
A draft of an executive order obtained by The Times appears to give the drug industry what it wants with no guarantee that consumer costs will fall.
Trilobites: Summer Solstice: A Great Moment to Ponder the Sun
The scientific start to summer in the Northern Hemisphere this week comes ahead of a total solar eclipse in August, when the moon will engulf the sun.
Explorer: In the Footsteps of Charles Darwin
A land-based vacation in the Galápagos offers snorkeling, cave exploration, mountain hikes, tortoises and, sometimes, a little mystery.
Exxon Mobil Lends Its Support to a Carbon Tax Proposal
The company is joining other oil companies and corporate giants to endorse a plan from the Climate Leadership Council to tax fossil fuels and pay...
Yearning for New Physics at CERN, in a Post-Higgs Way
Physicists monitoring the Large Hadron Collider are seeking clues to a theory that will answer deeper questions about the cosmos. But the silence...
Global Health: The High-Tech Device That’s Like a Bouncer for Mosquitoes
New traps that use infrared beams to identify insects are helping researchers capture more of the disease-carrying insects they need.
Inspired by War Zones, Balloon Device May Save Civilians From Fatal Blood Loss
Developed to save victims of battlefield trauma, a plastic tube with a balloon at its tip can give doctors precious time to halt internal bleeding.
Q&A: Do Birds Listen When You Play Music?
A 2012 study showed that birds respond to song in the same areas of the brain as humans. Birds can cue into a specific frequency range and tempo.
Take a Number: A Dire Weekly Total for the U.S.: 25 Children Killed by Guns
Between 2012 and 2014, an average of 1,297 children died each year from such injuries.
Out There: Is Earth All by Its Lonesome? Kepler Finds 4,034 Possible Companions
Setting the stage for the next chapter in the quest to end cosmic loneliness, astronomers released a list of objects they are 90 percent sure are...