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E.P.A. Announcing $4.3 Billion in Funding for 25 Climate Projects

8 hours 49 min ago
States, tribes, local governments and territories sent in proposals aimed at cutting greenhouse gas emissions.

Thomas Neff, Who Turned Soviet Warheads Into Electricity, Dies at 80

Sat, 07/20/2024 - 09:52
An M.I.T. physicist, he engineered an East-West deal that reduced nuclear threats and produced one of the greatest peace dividends of all time.

Is Bird Flu Spreading Widely to Farm Workers? A Small Study Offers Some Reassurance

Sat, 07/20/2024 - 07:31
Officials found no evidence of silent infections in 35 Michigan dairy workers, but experts noted that much more data was necessary.

Some Seniors Readily Step Back. Some Never Will.

Sat, 07/20/2024 - 05:47
Researchers are only beginning to understand why some people embrace retirement while others won’t even consider it.

The White House Has a Plan to Slash Plastic Use in the U.S.

Fri, 07/19/2024 - 11:00
The government said it would phase out its purchases of single-use plastics, a significant step because it is the biggest buyer of consumer goods in the world.

How Accurate Is the Science in ‘Twisters’?

Fri, 07/19/2024 - 04:00
The original ‘Twister’ ushered in a new era of fascination with tornadoes. Its follow-up may have even bigger ambitions.

Ozempic and Weight Loss Drugs: Which Should You Choose?

Fri, 07/19/2024 - 02:03
As patients consider drugs like Wegovy, Ozempic, Zepbound and Mounjaro to treat obesity, experts say the choices are not so simple.

Sharks Don’t Sink. And Neither Does Jasmin Graham.

Fri, 07/19/2024 - 02:03
In a new memoir, the marine biologist Jasmin Graham reflects on her passion for studying sharks and the barriers she refused to let stop her.

Executives Depart Cassava, Maker of Disputed Alzheimer’s Drug

Thu, 07/18/2024 - 15:21
The chief executive and a lead scientist stepped down weeks after a federal grand jury filed fraud charges against a research collaborator.

A Daily Pill to Prevent S.T.I.s? It May Work, Scientists Say.

Thu, 07/18/2024 - 07:14
A common antibiotic, doxycycline, greatly reduced cases of syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia when taken every day, a study found.

Pompeii Wrecked by Earthquake at Same Time as Vesuvius Eruption, Research Shows

Wed, 07/17/2024 - 21:00
While the volcano’s eruption was deadly, research shows that many people in the ancient Roman city died in building collapses from the earthquake associated with the outburst.

NASA Built the Viper Moon Rover for $450 Million. Now It’s Canceling the Mission.

Wed, 07/17/2024 - 16:21
Delays and concerns about NASA’s future budgets doomed the VIPER mission, which aimed to search for ice near the moon’s south pole.

Long Covid and Vaccination: What You Need to Know

Wed, 07/17/2024 - 15:03
A new study adds to evidence that the shots can reduce the chances of developing one of the most dreaded consequences of Covid.

T. Rex Dethroned? A Stegosaurus Fossil Sells for a Record $44.6 Million.

Wed, 07/17/2024 - 14:48
The stegosaurus had been expected to sell for between $4 million and $6 million. It set a record in the contentious fossil trade, where scientists fear being priced out of the market.

Vaccines Significantly Reduce the Risk of Long Covid, Study Finds

Wed, 07/17/2024 - 14:05
In the first two years of the pandemic, the rate of long Covid was starkly lower among people who were vaccinated, researchers reported.

Britain Approves Lab-Grown Meat for Pet Food

Wed, 07/17/2024 - 12:01
British dogs and cats are set to become the first animals in Europe to chow down on meat cultivated from chicken cells.

Moving In Childhood Contributes to Depression, Study Finds

Wed, 07/17/2024 - 08:07
A study of more than a million Danes found that frequent moves in childhood had a bigger effect than poverty on adult mental health risk.

This Is Literally Your Brain on Drugs

Wed, 07/17/2024 - 08:00
A small new study shows reactions in the brain in people who were given psilocybin in a controlled setting.

Bird Flu Is Spreading. Why Aren’t More People Getting Tested?

Wed, 07/17/2024 - 07:05
Even as the H5N1 virus evolves, gaps remain in the nation’s contingency plans for human testing, scientists say.

World’s Rarest Whale Washes Up on New Zealand Beach

Wed, 07/17/2024 - 03:44
Only six specimens of the spade-toothed whale have ever been identified. This carcass could be the first that scientists are able to dissect.