Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Is It Better to Die in America or in England?
Despite all the talk of over-treatment and high costs, end-of-life care in the United States isn’t as bad as you might think....
Update: New York Hotels Make a Green Pledge
Seventeen New York City hotels have pledged to serve the environment by joining the NYC Carbon Challenge.
New York City to Get $176 Million From U.S. for Storm Protections
Senator Chuck Schumer said the city would be awarded federal funds for a proposed project to guard against another storm like Hurricane Sandy in...
In Argentina, Rancher’s Discovery Leads to Largest Titanosaur
A rancher in Argentina discovered a new species of titanosaur, now at the American Museum of Natural History. Experts hope the fossil discovery...
Video: SpaceX Rocket Landing Ends in Explosion
The latest attempt by Elon Musk’s company to recover one of its rockets after a launch failed in a ball of fire on Sunday.
Chickens Weren’t Always Dinner for Humans
A study will look at how people interacted with the fowl in the thousands of years before coops became its home.
The Big Search to Find Out Where Dogs Come From
With a major study of ancient bones and DNA, scientists hope to determine where and when dogs first appeared.
‘Hack the Dinos’ Helps Paleontologists
A November contest at the American Museum of Natural History gave programmers a chance to develop ways to manage a glut of data....
Observatory: Desert Rats Finding Meals Less Palatable
As the climate warms, wood rats in the Mojave Desert are less able to tolerate toxins in the creosote bushes they rely on for food, a new study...
Observatory: Bird Brains: Smarter Than We Thought
Understanding how young zebra finches acquire their courtship songs may shed light on how all brains learn.
The Living Dead
By studying the microscopic bacteria that bloom on our bodies after we die, scientists hope to unlock surprising mysteries of the departed....
What Does It Mean When Animals Suffer a Vast Die-Off?
Seabirds called murres are undergoing a die-off in Alaska, probably because of warming water, but the larger meaning of such die-offs is hard to...