Trilobites: A Supercolony of Penguins Has Been Found Near Antarctica
Satellite images and a drone discovered about 1.5 million Adélie penguins living in the Danger Islands, one of two species whose habitats require ice.
Take a Number: Afraid of Snakes? Wasps and Dogs Are Deadlier
People killed by animals were most often attacked by bees, hornets and dogs, a new analysis finds.
Global Health: Yellow Fever Circles Brazil’s Huge Cities
With an outbreak in its second year, officials are trying to vaccinate 23 million people against the virus. The government was slow to act, critics...
The Price They Pay
Millions of Americans can't afford their prescriptions. These are portraits of a few patients struggling to manage their drug bills.
Trash in the Fjords? Norway Turns to Drones
Oslo hopes the technology will help identify types of litter so that human divers can scour it off the seabed.
Wounds From Military-Style Rifles? ‘A Ghastly Thing to See.’
Trauma surgeons tell what it is really like to try to repair such devastating injuries. “Bones are exploded, soft tissue is absolutely destroyed,”...
The World Is Embracing S.U.V.s. That’s Bad News for the Climate.
For the first time last year, S.U.V.s made up more than one in three cars sold globally as drivers in China, Australia and Europe ditch sedans.
Q&A: Why That Sippy Cup Won’t Dry in the Dishwasher
Plastic containers remain wet while glass tends to dry. The reason lies in two physical processes.
Richard E. Taylor, Nobel Winner Who Plumbed Matter, Is Dead at 88
Dr. Taylor, of Stanford, shared the 1990 physics prize for the discovery of quarks, one of the fundamental particles in the universe.
They Died Near the Border. Art Students Hope to Bring Them Back.
At the New York Academy of Art, facial reconstruction — fusing art and science — may help identify missing migrants.
Europe Was Colder Than the North Pole This Week. How Could That Be?
Europe is being battered by unusually frigid conditions even as temperatures in the North Pole soar well above normal. Here's the connection,...
Trilobites: When Did Americans Stop Marrying Their Cousins? Ask the World’s Largest Family Tree
Researchers assembled 5 million family trees using data from the website Geni.com to test several genetic and historical hypotheses.