Premature Babies Study and Judge’s Ruling Raise Debate Over Consent
A judge rejected a lawsuit over whether families had been properly warned about health risks, but some bioethicists say the informed consent was...
The Tardigrade: Practically Invisible, Indestructible ‘Water Bears’
Growing in popularity if not in stature, the creature fascinates scientists with its ability to survive in extreme conditions....
A Western Showdown With Mussels
Several states in the Rocky Mountains are checking boats hauled on highways to try to keep mussels from invading waterways....
Study: Are We Shifting to Fewer, Weaker Atlantic Hurricanes?
A new and controversial study asks if an end is coming to the busy Atlantic hurricane seasons of recent decades.
Food Industry Enlisted Academics in G.M.O. Lobbying War, Emails Show
Both sides in a fight over genetically modified crops have relied on scientists to lend their authority, while providing financial support in...
Renovation at Javits Center Alleviates Hazard for Manhattan’s Birds
The convention building has been a major site of avian fatalities, but a half-billion-dollar project has made it friendlier to wildlife....
New Type of Drug-Free Labels for Meat Has U.S.D.A. Blessing
Consumers will soon see the phrase “produced without ractopamine,” which helps add muscle to animals, on packages of some pork products....
Court Says Chevron Can Be Pursued in Canada Over Ecuadorean Damage
The ruling is the latest step in a 13-year legal battle over the contamination of a rain forest in Ecuador.
Carbon Cuts So Sharp Even California Democrats Are Divided
The state is caught up in a clash between oil and environmental interests, and the issues are so thorny that even Democratic leaders are on...
Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Why Is Science So Straight?
Gays and lesbians are underrepresented in many STEM fields.
Toyota to Finance $50 Million ‘Intelligent’ Car Project
The carmaker will collaborate with Stanford and M.I.T. to focus on using advances in artificial intelligence technologies to make humans better...
Boeing Names Its New Apollo-Style Spacecraft the Starliner
Boeing already has the Dreamliner. Now it also has the Starliner.