The E.P.A Chief Wanted a Climate Science Debate. Trump’s Chief of Staff Stopped Him.
The idea for a military-style exercise to question climate science encountered widespread resistance within the administration, officials said.
Trilobites: Watch the High-Flying Physics of a Plant’s Exploding Fruits
Three undergradute physics majors and their professor worked out how the hairyflower wild petunia shoots tiny seeds more than 20 feet through the air.
Ask Your Doctor. Until Then, Here’s a Word From Our Sitcom.
Two decades ago, the F.D.A. paved the way for an explosion of prescription drug commercials. An episode of “black-ish” offered a worrying example.
At the Hayden Planetarium, a Joyride Across the Cosmos
The planetarium has a multimillion dollar project that uses computers and satellite images to simulate a flight to distant galaxies.
Matter: How One Child’s Sickle Cell Mutation Helped Protect the World From Malaria
The genetic mutation arose 7,300 years ago in just one person in West Africa, scientists reported on Thursday. Its advantage: a shield against...
Columbia Removes Thomas Jessell, Renowned Neuroscientist, From His Posts
University officials said the scientist violated Columbia’s “policies and values,” but did not describe the infractions.
Rome’s Subway Project Keeps Digging Up Archaeological Marvels
A second-century domus, or house, with at least 14 rooms and a fountain is the latest discovery to emerge during the construction of a new subway...
U.S. Lifts Ban on Elephant and Lion Trophies
The federal Fish and Wildlife Service will amend a blanket ban on tusks and hides imported from certain African countries, overturning an Obama-era...
Arizona State Suspends Lawrence Krauss During Inquiry Over Sexual Misconduct Accusations
Dr. Krauss, a leading figure in the “skeptics” movement, was placed on paid leave and barred from campus after a report was published by BuzzFeed.
Trilobites: The Weird World Inside a Pitcher Plant
A species of pitcher plant found in Singapore isn’t very good at dissolving the prey it catches, but it gets nutritional help from worm larva that...
Forests Protect the Climate. A Future With More Storms Would Mean Trouble.
With an increase in extreme weather expected in the years to come, forests could be changed permanently as the world continues to warm.
Kimba Journal: A Farming Town Divided: Do We Want a Nuclear Site that Brings Jobs?
Wheat farming has been the economic mainstay of Kimba, South Australia. Now, the town is bitterly split over a plan to host a medical nuclear waste...