News Analysis: Gene Editing for ‘Designer Babies’? Highly Unlikely, Scientists Say
Fears that embryo modification could allow parents to custom order a baby with Lin-Manuel Miranda’s imagination or Usain Bolt’s speed are closer to...
Ted Stanley, Whose Fentanyl Lollipop Treated Chronic Pain, Dies at 77
His invention, a palatable means of delivering a synthetic opioid analgesic, was a breakthrough for cancer patients young and old.
Trilobites: It’s Better to Swim Alone, Yet Together, if You’re a Salp
Although they form chains to swim as a collective, these gelatinous marine organisms use uncoordinated strokes when not in danger, a study finds.
Trilobites: Scorpions Are Ancient, but Some Species Are New to Science
Scorpion scientists have identified three new species among these ancient arachnids.
Trilobites: Cleaning a Dirty Sponge Only Helps Its Worst Bacteria, Study Says
Researchers found that microwaving, boiling or throwing used sponges in the dishwasher encouraged the proliferation of its strongest microbes.
Newsbook: Missing the Eclipse? Read All About It.
The celestial phenomenon will be fully visible in 14 states across the United States. These books tell you all you need to know.
Trilobites: Partial Lunar Eclipse Will Shadow the Moon on Monday
Two weeks before a total solar eclipse crosses the United States, many other parts of the world will witness Earth’s shadow covering part of the moon.
Learning to Learn: You, Too, Can Rewire Your Brain
How an engineering professor who “flunked” her way through high school math and science went on to create the world’s most popular MOOC.
On Environment and Energy, Trump Often Picks His Own Facts
President Trump often cherry-picks facts about climate and the environment that prove to be exaggerations when the broader context is considered.
Flash Dance: Adventures in Lightning Photography
It was happening behind the clouds, so I didn’t see any bolts, but it lit up the sky for long enough to make a storytelling photo, and to allow me...
The Test Was ‘Bogus’: Readers Debate Live-or-Die Tests for Dogs
New York Times readers debated live-or-die tests for dogs, which animal shelters use when evaluating aggression in dogs.
Feature: The Loyal Engineers Steering NASA’s Voyager Probes Across the Universe
As the Voyager mission is winding down, so, too, are the careers of the aging explorers who expanded our sense of home in the galaxy.