Renewable Energy Is Surging. The G.O.P. Tax Bill Could Curtail That.
The tax bills moving through Congress could hobble the United States’ renewable energy industry because of provisions that scale back incentives...
In a Warming California, a Future of More Fire
The recent cycle of drought and deluge in California led to major fire risk. Climate change makes that cycle worse.
What We Learned in 2017
Developments in science, medicine and health that we’re still thinking about at year’s end.
Matter: Scientists ‘Inject’ Information Into Monkeys’ Brains
In an experiment with science fiction implications, neurologists say they taught monkeys to play a game by stimulating their brains with electrodes.
Trilobites: You Should Think of Hummingbirds as Bees With Feathers
Scientists say it will be easier to understand hummingbirds in some cases if we use insights gained from the study of bees.
Being a Doctor Is Hard. It’s Harder for Women.
Female medical residents and physicians endure bias and a larger burden with home duties. They also face a greater risk of depression and suicide.
Birth Control Pills Still Linked to Breast Cancer, Study Finds
Women using birth control pills and I.U.D.s that release hormones face a higher risk than those using methods without hormones, scientists in...
Trump Pick to Head Consumer Safety Board Is Seen as Too Close to Industries
Ann Marie Buerkle, a commissioner poised to run the federal agency, has rarely voted for a mandatory recall, a maximum fine, or a tougher safety...
Trilobites: This Duck-Like Dinosaur Could Swim. That Isn’t the Strangest Thing About it.
With a swan-like neck and flippers, this raptor’s hodgepodge of features left paleontologists working to confirm that this fossil was a fraud.
Scott Pruitt, E.P.A. Chief, Says Agency Scientists Are Free to Discuss Their Work
Mr. Pruitt was responding to concerns over the agency’s decision to bar two scientists and a consultant from presenting their research at a...
New Jersey Seeks Stricter Limit on Chemical in Drinking Water
A panel of scientists is recommending the nation’s most stringent limits on a class of chemicals found in drinking water that pose a threat to...
Trilobites: What Happens When You Microwave a Boiled Egg
Tasked with determining whether an exploding egg could damage a man’s hearing, acoustics experts learned more about the temperatures inside a...