The Health Issue: Why Close Encounters With Animals Soothe Us
Compton Jr. Posse in Los Angeles, which brings inner-city children and horses together, reveals the therapeutic power of communing with fellow...
The Health Issue: The Self-Medicating Animal
What can we learn from chimps and sheep and maybe even insects that practice medicine on themselves?
A Remote Pacific Island Awash in Tons of Trash
A survey of uninhabited Henderson Island in the South Pacific estimated that about 17.6 tons of debris had washed ashore, endangering wildlife and...
Trilobites: Nearly a Decade Nursing? Study Pierces Orangutans’ Mother-Child Bond
Researchers think they may have found a clue for why the critically endangered apes nurse longer than any other mammal: environmental fluctuations...
Feature: When the Lab Rat Is a Snake
Why Burmese pythons may be the best way to study diabetes, heart disease and the protective effects of gastric-bypass surgery in humans.
Wounded Troops Discharged for Misconduct Often Had PTSD or T.B.I.
The Government Accountability Office found that thousands of soldiers were ousted, and cut off from benefits, despite diagnoses of traumatic brain...
Jerry Canterbury, Whose Paralysis Led to Informed Consent Laws, Is Dead at 78
A surgery left Mr. Canterbury partly paralyzed at 19 led to a ruling that transformed how doctors deal with patients in evaluating the risks of...
The Health Issue: The Mystery of the Wasting House-Cats
Forty years ago, feline hyperthyroidism was virtually nonexistent. Now it’s an epidemic — and some scientists think a class of everyday chemicals...
The Health Issue: What Animals Taught Me About Being Human
Surrounding myself with animals to feel less alone was a mistake: The greatest comfort is in knowing their lives are not about us at all.
The Health Issue: The Genetics of Pooched-Out Pooches
A mutation in some obesity-prone dog breeds might reveal new risk factors for obesity in humans — and perhaps one day give rise to new drugs.
Under Fire, Climate Scientists Unite With Lawyers to Fight Back
Lawyers are building networks to respond to attempts to subvert research and threaten scientists in government and academia.
A Strong Case Against a Pesticide Does Not Faze E.P.A. Under Trump
For decades, scientists have warned of mounting evidence that exposure to chlorpyrifos may threaten children’s development.