Q&A: ‘Touch Not the Cat’
The Scottish wildcat, the last native cat in the United Kingdom, is endangered; fewer than 100 purebred specimens remain in the wild.
Where Will Science Take Us? To the Stars
A monthlong visit to observatories in Chile, Hawaii and Los Angeles revealed spellbinding visions of the heavens.
In Brazil, Animals Cross a Road of No Return
Highway BR-262 is among the deadliest in the world for wildlife. Biologist Wagner Fischer has been monitoring its grim toll for more than two decades.
The Wheels on These Buses Go Round and Round With Zero Emissions
Some states, concerned about pollution and global warming, see school buses as the next frontier for electric vehicles. Prices are high, but that's...
Watch Rocket Lab Try to Launch an Electron Rocket to Orbit From New Zealand
The company aims to complete its first commercial mission to space, a harbinger of a new breed of rocket that is small, cheap and able to be...
The Chemists’ War
One hundred years after the end of World War I, the Army Corps of Engineers is still cleaning up the relics of experiments that helped develop...
F.D.A. Plans to Seek a Ban on Menthol Cigarettes
The move is part of an aggressive campaign against many products containing nicotine, including flavored e-cigarettes. Menthol has long been a...
Why Does California Have So Many Wildfires?
There are four key ingredients that make the state such a tinderbox.
The New Old Age: Dementia Is Getting Some Very Public Faces
Stigma often prevents patients from acknowledging an Alzheimer’s diagnosis. A series of high-profile disclosures may help change that.
Judge Blocks the Disputed Keystone XL Pipeline in a Setback for Trump’s Energy Agenda
The Trump administration “simply discarded” the effect the project would have on climate change, the court found.
Stephen Hawking’s Wheelchair and Thesis Fetch More Than $1 Million at Auction
Bids far exceeded expectations at the Christie’s auction, which also included items that once belonged to Sir Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin and...
F.D.A. Plans to Ban Most Flavored E-Cigarette Sales in Stores
After warning Juul and other e-cigarette makers to keep their flavored products away from minors, the F.D.A. wants to curb sales altogether.