Trilobites: Many of Florida’s Sea Turtle Nests Were Destroyed by Hurricane Irma
The storm obliterated nests during what scientists had hoped would be a record year for leatherback and green turtles.
In Hong Kong, Folk Remedies Are Sickening Patients
Pathologists at Princess Margaret Hospital discovered more than 1,200 adulterants in supposedly natural supplements, including drugs and animal...
What’s a Science Reporter to Do When Sound Evidence Isn’t Sound?
I knew this article — about the alleged “sonic attack” at the U.S. Embassy in Cuba — would be very different than the ones I usually write. There...
Q&A: Can Rabbits Escape Roadkill?
While they are speedy and can look in both directions, rabbits are not immune to highway death.
Trilobites: A Stick Insect. A Tree Lobster. Whatever You Call It, It’s Not Extinct
A genetic analysis showed that a stick insect found on another island was the same species as one that had been wiped out by rats on Australia’s...
Vladimir Voevodsky, Revolutionary Mathematician, Dies at 51
A once-restless student who flunked out of college went on to found entirely new fields of mathematics. “He has given us a new constitution,” a...
Tokyo Is Preparing for Floods ‘Beyond Anything We’ve Seen’
Japan has spent billions on an underground system to control water around the capital, but some fear that the city is vulnerable as global warming...
Ask Well: Is There Any Reason Not to Get a Flu Shot?
Unless you’ve had a severe allergic reaction, experts advise everyone older than 6 months to get a flu shot.
When Soviets Launched Sputnik, C.I.A. Was Not Surprised
Declassified documents show that intelligence officers, and President Eisenhower, knew that the Soviet Union was close to launching a man-made...
The Never-Ending Battle Against Sport’s Hidden Foe
The virulent bacteria MRSA flourishes in locker rooms, on gear and on players’ skin, and the fight to prevent infections includes high-tech...
Trump Nominates a Coal Lobbyist to Be No. 2 at E.P.A.
The nominee, Andrew R. Wheeler, is a former aide to Senator James M. Inhofe, an outspoken denier of established science on climate change, and has...
In a First, Gene Therapy Halts a Fatal Brain Disease
With a disabled AIDS virus, doctors supply a gene to boys with a degenerative neural condition.