Dorothy Cheney, Who Studied Primates Up Close, Dies at 68
Her research with her husband, Robert Seyfarth, found that baboons and vervet monkeys had more complex social relationships than previously thought.
Part of the Answer to Climate Change May Be America’s Trees and Dirt, Scientists Say
A new study found that the United States could store enough carbon in natural landscapes to offset all the cars and trucks on the road.
Trilobites: Ancient Cycle of Italy’s Volcanic Giant Seems to End in a Large Eruption
Campi Flegrei has been curiously eruption-free since 1538. New research unspooled 60,000 years of its history with an eye on what it will do in the...
Naomi Breslau, Who Studied Post-Traumatic Stress, Dies at 86
She also investigated links between various disorders, like depression and smoking, and suggested that migraines could cause mental problems — and...
When Hospitals Merge to Save Money, Patients Often Pay More
Rapid consolidation has created powerful groups of hospitals, with organizations dictating prices and fueling health spending in some areas of the...
Trilobites: Why Komodo Dragons Haven’t Conquered the World
The razor-toothed predators are fierce, but scientists found that they’re real homebodies.
Trilobites: Male Insect Fertility Plummets After Heat Waves
Researchers say that temperature’s effects on sperm production could be one factor behind the decline in the world’s insect populations.
Doctors Revolt After N.R.A. Tells Them to ‘Stay in Their Lane’ on Gun Policy
The uproar highlighted decades-old tension over an effective ban on federal research of the public health effects of gun violence.
Juul Takes Most E-Cigarette Flavors From Stores, Cuts Social Media
Juul will restrict sales of nearly all its flavored pods to online only, and stop most social media promotion to combat youth vaping — and satisfy...
Papua New Guinea Is Rich in Resources but Poor in Health
The Pacific nation hoped that hosting the APEC summit meeting would elevate its international profile, but a national health crisis threatens to...
Clean Energy Is Surging, but Not Fast Enough to Solve Global Warming
The International Energy Agency said renewables were poised to surpass coal by 2040. But more is still needed to stop climate change.
A ‘Time Capsule’ for Scientists, Courtesy of Peter the Great
A Russian zoological museum filled with centuries-old specimens finds renewed relevance in the age of genetics.