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The Surgeon General’s New Mission: Adolescent Mental Health

3 hours 58 min ago
In an interview with The Times, Dr. Vivek Murthy ascribed the crisis in part to “hustle culture” values.

‘We Were Helpless’: Despair at the CDC as the Covid Pandemic Erupted

8 hours 11 min ago
Current and former employees recall rising desperation as Trump administration officials squelched research into the new coronavirus.

Candida Auris, a Deadly Fungus, Spread Rapidly During Pandemic, CDC Says

Mon, 03/20/2023 - 15:05
Candida auris, a drug-resistant fungus that health officials hoped to contain is now in more than half the 50 states, according to a new research paper.

Obsidian Cliff: Humanity’s Tool Shed for the Last 11,500 Years

Mon, 03/20/2023 - 11:00
X-ray technology has allowed researchers a glimpse at the reaches of the Yellowstone landmark’s prized stone and its importance to Indigenous people.

Earth to Hit Critical Warming Threshold by Early 2030s, Climate Panel Says

Mon, 03/20/2023 - 06:00
A new U.N. report says it is still possible to hold global warming to relatively safe levels, but doing so will require global cooperation, billions of dollars and big changes.

Lab Leak or Not? How Politics Shaped the Battle Over Covid’s Origin

Sun, 03/19/2023 - 14:20
A lab leak was once dismissed by many as a conspiracy theory. But the idea is gaining traction, even as evidence builds that the virus emerged from a market.

Flaming Space Debris Re-entering Atmosphere Lights Up California Sky

Sun, 03/19/2023 - 12:55
Chunks of communications equipment, which were jettisoned from the International Space Station, moved at 17,000 miles per hour, making for a nighttime spectacle.

The Secret Behind Japan’s Wintry Strawberries

Sat, 03/18/2023 - 11:15
The growing season has become completely reversed thanks to kerosene-burning greenhouses and the big prices paid for the earliest, best berries.

Wyoming Becomes First State to Outlaw Abortion Pills

Fri, 03/17/2023 - 20:19
Medication abortion providers could serve six months in prison under the law, one of a growing number of efforts by conservative states to target the pills.

WHO Accuses China of Withholding Data on Covid’s Origins

Fri, 03/17/2023 - 17:30
Genetic research from China suggests to some experts that the coronavirus may have sprung from a seafood market in Wuhan. Now the data are missing from a scientific database.

What Are Raccoon Dogs?

Fri, 03/17/2023 - 14:19
The monogamous, hibernating canids, which are related to foxes, are sold for meat and fur.

Facing Extinction, but Available for Selfies in Japan’s Animal Cafes

Fri, 03/17/2023 - 11:08
Critically endangered species and ones banned from international trade are among the hundreds of types birds, reptiles and mammals that researchers identified at 142 animal cafes.

Scientists Successfully Breed Sea Dragons in Captivity

Fri, 03/17/2023 - 07:48
The New England Aquarium is raising 18 baby sea dragons after a successful and rare breeding event. The baby dragons, who look too much alike to have names, will go on display this summer.

How a Bronx Beautician Became New York’s On-Call Fish Rescuer

Fri, 03/17/2023 - 02:00
Three hundred goldfish in a hospital basement, a suckermouth at the airport: When fish are in crisis, a local woman and a partner in Pennsylvania ride to the rescue.

New Data Links Pandemic’s Origins to Raccoon Dogs at Wuhan Market

Thu, 03/16/2023 - 20:44
Genetic samples from the market were recently uploaded to an international database and then removed after scientists asked China about them.

F.D.A. Advisers Endorse Paxlovid’s Benefits as a Covid Treatment

Thu, 03/16/2023 - 14:15
While an agency analysis did find signs of Covid “rebound,” the drug significantly reduces hospitalizations and deaths, researchers said.

Babesiosis, a Tick-Borne Disease, Is on the Rise in the Northeast, C.D.C. Reports

Thu, 03/16/2023 - 12:45
Babesiosis, which can cause flulike symptoms, could be spreading because of rising temperatures and the growing deer population.

Biden to Name Nevada’s Spirit Mountain Area a National Monument

Thu, 03/16/2023 - 11:46
The biologically diverse land is central to the creation story of the Mojave and other tribes. Energy companies have also identified it as a prime location for wind or solar installations.

Toxic Chemical Rules Pose Test for Biden

Thu, 03/16/2023 - 10:07
Key industries — including some that the White House is backing through other policies — are lobbying to water down the first major new rules in a generation on chemicals that pose risks to humans.

Covid Worsened a Health Crisis Among Pregnant Women

Wed, 03/15/2023 - 21:01
In 2021, deaths of pregnant women soared by 40 percent in the United States, according to new government figures. Here’s how one family coped after the virus threatened a pregnant mother.