Museum Fire in Brazil Was ‘Bound to Happen’
Warnings, including a citizen complaint to the federal prosecutor, that neglect had turned the National Museum into a tinderbox piled up for years.
Roger Federer Is Tough to Beat. Global Warming Might Have Pulled an Upset.
Federer struggled in the nighttime heat and humidity, conditions that were in keeping with the changing climate. “It was hot,” he said.
What Was Lost in the Brazil National Museum Fire
Some items in the collection are irreplaceable to science, as well as the country’s national memory.
Pruitt’s Spending on Security More Than Doubled in 11 Months, E.P.A. Investigator Says
The agency’s inspector general also found that the E.P.A. lacked methods for assessing safety needs. The spending helped lead to Mr. Pruitt’s...
Scores of Dead Elephants Found in Botswana ‘Poaching Frenzy’
At least 87 corpses were counted during aerial surveys, all with their tusks hacked off, in a massacre said to be one of the worst recorded in Africa.
The New Health Care: What the Experts Want Us to Know About Public Health
Things like clean water, immunization and mosquito control are crucial, yet easily overlooked or taken for granted.
Matter: Scientists Are Retooling Bacteria to Cure Disease
By manipulating DNA, researchers are trying to create microbes that, once ingested, work to treat a rare genetic condition — a milestone in...
Brazil Museum Fire Leaves Ashes, Recrimination and Little Else
When Brazilians look at the shell of their National Museum, some see a symbol of the hollowing out of their whole country and the near-abandonment...
Nonfiction: The Sniping Scientists Whose Work Saved Millions of Lives
Michael Kinch’s “Between Hope and Fear: A History of Vaccines and Human Immunity” recounts the brilliant insights and bitter rivalries behind the...
What Artifacts Were in the National Museum of Brazil?
The items feared lost to a fire on Sunday include one of the world’s largest meteorites and the oldest human fossil from the region.
Fire Engulfs a Brazilian Museum, Threatening Hundreds of Years of History
The National Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro housed a collection of more than 20 million items, including Egyptian mummies, dinosaur fossils and...
Global Health: Ebola Attacked Congo Again. But Now Congo Seems to Be Winning
New cases are dropping sharply, vaccination is going well and schools are about to open. But it is too soon to declare victory, experts said.