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Scientists Have a New Explanation for Mysterious Sand Spikes

3 hours 51 min ago
New research links the geological oddities to intense ground shaking from earthquakes or asteroid impacts.

Manatees, Facing a Crisis, Will Get a Bit of Help: Extra Feeding

Tue, 12/07/2021 - 16:56
In a first, wildlife officials have decided to provide food for the mammals, which have suffered catastrophic losses over the last year.

Pfizer’s vaccine provides some protection against Omicron, a lab study suggests.

Tue, 12/07/2021 - 16:37
A South African study found that Omicron may dull the power of coronavirus vaccines, but hinted that booster shots might help.

Surgeon General Warns of Youth Mental Health Crisis

Tue, 12/07/2021 - 15:28
The coronavirus pandemic intensified a rise in adolescent depression, anxiety and mental health distress that was underway before the spring of 2020.

Pediatricians Find Children Need Much More Than Vaccines

Tue, 12/07/2021 - 13:49
At one clinic serving low-income children, treatment for health problems that have gone unchecked during the pandemic is more in demand than coronavirus shots.

This Robot Looks Like a Pancake and Jumps Like a Maggot

Tue, 12/07/2021 - 08:00
Researchers designed a soft, legless robot that can hop and navigate obstacle courses.

Your Face Is, or Will Be, Your Boarding Pass

Tue, 12/07/2021 - 02:00
Tech-driven changes are coming fast and furiously to airports, including advancements in biometrics that verify identity and shorten security procedures for those passengers who opt into the programs.

In Chicago, a New Approach to Gay and Bisexual Men With Prostate Cancer

Tue, 12/07/2021 - 00:00
A new clinic focuses on patients left grappling with the aftermath of treatment in ways that are rarely appreciated by doctors.

New Covid Pills Offer Hope as Omicron Looms

Tue, 12/07/2021 - 00:00
Merck and Pfizer will soon debut prescription pills to treat Covid-19. And more drugs are on the way.

Women Earn $2 Million Less Than Men in Their Careers as Doctors

Mon, 12/06/2021 - 13:00
A survey of more than 80,000 physicians estimated that women make 25 percent less than men over a 40-year career.

After 8 Wolves Are Poisoned, Oregon Police Ask for Help

Mon, 12/06/2021 - 10:27
From February to July, an entire pack and three other wolves were found dead from poisoning, according to the authorities.

NASA Introduces Astronaut Class of 10 New Recruits

Mon, 12/06/2021 - 10:25
The recruits, selected from a pool of 12,000 applicants, will begin two years of training, and some of them may one day walk on the moon.

Do You Teach Science or Math Using The New York Times?

Mon, 12/06/2021 - 10:23
Educators: We want to hear how you incorporate Science Times and other STEM coverage into your curriculum.

Bearing Witness to Svalbard’s Fragile Splendor

Mon, 12/06/2021 - 02:00
To visitors, the Norwegian archipelago can seem both ethereal and eternal. But climate change all but guarantees an eventual collapse of its vulnerable ecosystem.

The Pandemic Has Your Blood Pressure Rising? You’re Not Alone.

Mon, 12/06/2021 - 02:00
Average blood pressure readings increased as the coronavirus spread, new research suggests. The finding portends medical repercussions far beyond Covid-19.

Dr. Sherif R. Zaki, Acclaimed Disease Detective, Dies at 65

Sat, 12/04/2021 - 06:00
He helped identify numerous viruses, including Covid-19, as well as the bioterrorism attack that spread anthrax in 2001.

The Variant Hunters: Inside South Africa’s Effort to Stanch Dangerous Mutations

Sat, 12/04/2021 - 02:00
Scientists in a cutting-edge laboratory do part of the work. Local health workers on foot do the rest.

How Bat Moms Teach Bat Pups Their Sense of Direction

Sat, 12/04/2021 - 02:00
Scientists were surprised to discover that at least one bat species carries its young to an unsupervised drop-off point night after night.

Omicron Variant Spreading Twice as Quickly as Delta in South Africa

Fri, 12/03/2021 - 16:33
A new mathematical analysis strengthens concerns about the effects of the new variant on the pandemic’s course.

Billions for Climate Protection Fuel New Debate: Who Deserves It Most

Fri, 12/03/2021 - 10:54
The $1 trillion infrastructure law funds programs that tend to favor wealthy, white communities — a test for Biden’s pledge to defend the most vulnerable against climate change.