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Many Hospitals Charge More Than Twice What Medicare Pays for the Same Care

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 21:01
The gap between rates set for private insurers and employers vs. those by the federal government stirs the debate over a government-run health plan.

John Najarian, Pioneering Transplant Surgeon, Dies at 92

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 12:56
He was known for taking on difficult cases, many involving children. An anti-rejection drug he developed led to a scandal, but he was vindicated.

When Will You Be Able to Get a Coronavirus Vaccine?

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 10:27
Despite the president’s repeated claims that a vaccine will be available in October, scientists, companies and federal officials all say that most people won’t get one until well into next year.

Moderna Shares the Blueprint for Its Coronavirus Vaccine Trial

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 07:22
The company hopes to earn the trust of the public and of scientists who have clamored for details of its study.

Covid-19 News: Live Updates

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 04:53
In releasing the blueprint, Moderna hopes to earn the trust of the public and of scientists who have clamored for details of its study.

A New Ship’s Mission: Let the Deep Sea Be Seen

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 02:00
A giant new vessel, OceanXplorer, seeks to unveil the secrets of the abyss for a global audience.

Live Covid-19 Tracker

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 18:56
President Trump urged Republicans to “go for the much higher numbers” in stalled negotiations over another economic recovery package, undercutting his party’s push for a bare-bones plan.

Hurricane Sally’s Fierce Rain Shows How Climate Change Raises Storm Risks

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 15:24
Staggering rain totals, fueled by a warming atmosphere that can hold more moisture, are being recorded from the storm.

The Vikings Were More Complicated Than You Might Think

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 12:10
One of the biggest surveys ever of ancient DNA offers new evidence of who the Vikings were and where they went raiding and trading.

As Wildfires Rage, California Presses Insurers to Cut Rates

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 11:40
But the changes could backfire, experts say, pushing more insurers to stop offering coverage in areas where fire risk is rising because of climate change.

Australia's Stinging Trees: Please Do Not Pet Them

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 11:00
Scientists have found a potent chemical that might give Australian giant stinging trees their extraordinarily painful punch.

Covid-19 Vaccines Will Be Free for Americans, Warp Speed Officials Say

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 09:53
Despite the president’s statements about military involvement in the vaccine rollout, officials said that for most people, “there will be no federal official who touches any of this vaccine.”

That Mushroom Motorcycle Jacket Will Never Go Out of Style

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 08:37
Leather goods made of fungi are versatile and sustainable, a new study finds.

It's Not Just California. These Places Are Also on Fire.

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 07:38
Extreme temperatures and more severe droughts, the result of human-caused climate change, have created a world that’s ready to burn.

Ely Lilly Claims Experimental Drug Protects Covid-19 Patients

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 06:56
A so-called monoclonal antibody lowered blood levels of the coronavirus and prevented hospitalizations. The research has not yet been vetted by independent experts.

Covid-19 News: Live Updates

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 04:46
The president said at a town-hall-style event that the virus would disappear on its own and that the U.S. was “rounding a corner,” a view at odds with those of public health officials.

A T. Rex Skeleton Arrives in Rockefeller Center Ahead of Auction

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 02:00
Christie’s is hoping to break records with its sale of the dinosaur, nicknamed Stan, which will be on public view through Oct. 21.

Covid-19 Live Updates: As Cases Rise, Europe Enters ‘Living-With-the-Virus Phase’

Tue, 09/15/2020 - 16:41
Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that the House would not leave for the November elections without acting on an additional round of aid. Pakistani high schools and universities reopened for the first time in nearly six months.

Meet a Bee With a Very Big Brain

Tue, 09/15/2020 - 16:01
New research suggests there is a relationship between the diversity of a bee’s diet and the size of its croissaint-shaped brain.

On the Fire Line, Grueling Work and a Shared Purpose

Tue, 09/15/2020 - 15:47
Basic firefighting techniques have changed little in decades — but fires themselves are now changing as the world warms, complicating an already perilous profession.