Trump’s E.P.A. Chemical Safety Nominee Withdraws
The nominee, Michael L. Dourson, had faced criticism on several fronts for his ties to the chemical industry.
A ‘Game Changer’ for Patients With Irregular Heart Rhythm
Rapid, erratic heartbeats — called ventricular tachycardia — can lead to sudden death. An experimental radiation treatment has eased the condition...
Trilobites: The Great Red Spot Descends Deep Into Jupiter
The iconic storm plunges 200 miles beneath the clouds of the solar system’s largest planet, and possibly much deeper, according to data from NASA’s...
Scientists Link Hurricane Harvey’s Record Rainfall to Climate Change
Two studies of the storm that overwhelmed Houston last summer say global warming made the rain much worse.
Baby Born With Heart Outside Her Body Is Saved by U.K. Surgeons
Vanellope Hope Wilkins, who had her first operation within an hour of birth, is believed to be first newborn in Britain to survive the corrective...
Belgium’s Lavish Energy Use Sheds Light on More Than Just Its Roads
The country keeps two million streetlights on overnight, generating profits for utilities and politicians at a cost for consumers and the environment.
A Tinier Moon May Orbit the Tiny Distant Object That NASA Will Soon Visit
When the New Horizons spacecraft that passed Pluto in 2015 completes its flyby of 2014 MU69 at the solar system’s edge, it may find a moon.
Trilobites: How Layers in a Latte Form
A retired engineer’s accident while making a coffee drink spurred fluid dynamics researchers to study how espresso and milk arrange themselves in a...
Matter: Ancient Penguins Were Giant Waddling Predators
Scientists have discovered an fossilized penguin as big as a human, and with a long, spear-like beak.
Trilobites: 99-Million-Year-Old Amber Suggests Ticks Sucked Dinosaur Blood
It is rare to find parasites with their hosts in the fossil record, and the discovery is the first direct evidence of the pests feeding on dinosaur...
Another Human Foot Washes Ashore in Canada. That Makes 13.
A man walking his dog on Vancouver Island found a leg with a foot in a black sneaker on a beach. The authorities are trying to get a DNA sample...
A Glimpse of Oumuamua
Astronomers have discovered a passing rock from another star — the first interstellar asteroid.