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After the Storm, the Mold: Warming Is Worsening Another Costly Disaster

1 hour 33 min ago
Mold in homes is a costly crisis that often accompanies hurricanes and flooding, and climate change is amplifying the rain that feeds outbreaks.

Florida’s GOP Leaders Opposed Climate Aid. Now They’re Depending on It.

5 hours 38 min ago
Before Hurricane Ian, the state’s Republican politicians have rejected federal action to cut greenhouse gas emissions and boost climate resilience.

Paid to Fight, Even in Ancient Greece

6 hours 20 min ago
DNA from a 2,500-year-old battlefield in Sicily reveals that mercenary soldiers were common, if not the Homeric ideal.

Watch How Harpoon-Headed Mosquito Larvae Kill Their Prey

9 hours 53 min ago
A new study shows mosquito larvae feeding in slow motion, under a microscope, for the first time.

Nobel Prize in Physics Is Awarded to 3 Scientists for Work in Quantum Technology

13 hours 22 min ago
Alain Aspect, John F. Clauser and Anton Zeilinger were recognized for their experiments in an area that has broad implications for secure information transfer and quantum computing.

Climate Change for Preschoolers: A TV Show Explores Unmapped Ground

14 hours 53 min ago
There are almost no books, TV shows or other tools to help parents and teachers talk to preschoolers about climate change. “Octonauts: Above and Beyond” is one of the first to try.

At Long Last, Can Malaria Be Eradicated?

16 hours 53 min ago
Two new vaccines may finally turn back an ancient plague. But in unexpected ways, their arrival also complicates the path to ending the disease.

For Autistic Mothers, Breastfeeding Is Complicated

16 hours 53 min ago
Mothers with autism, who are less likely than others to breastfeed, have been hit particularly hard by the baby formula shortage.

Russia’s Small Nuclear Arms Are a Risk For Putin and Ukraine

Mon, 10/03/2022 - 16:39
President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia has 2,000 small nuclear weapons, but their utility on the battlefield may not be worth the longer-term costs.

Three Ways to Build Back Smarter After Hurricane Ian

Mon, 10/03/2022 - 14:23
Big storms more becoming more common. That makes it crucial to take climate change into account when rebuilding.

Coyotes Came to New York City, but Not For Our Pizza

Mon, 10/03/2022 - 12:35
The canine species seems to prefer the tastes of its homes in the wild over the movable feasts left behind by humans.

At NYU, Students Were Failing Organic Chemistry. Whose Fault Was It?

Mon, 10/03/2022 - 12:08
Maitland Jones Jr., a respected professor, defended his standards. But students started a petition, and the university dismissed him.

Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine Is Awarded to Svante Pääbo

Mon, 10/03/2022 - 03:38
The Swedish geneticist was honored for his work in sequencing the genome of the Neanderthal, an extinct relative of present-day humans.

Unearthing Everyday Life at an Ancient Site in Greece

Mon, 10/03/2022 - 02:00
Excavations in the Peloponnesian village of Iklaina are yielding rich insights into the lives of the Mycenaean civilization’s general population.

Uganda Races to Contain a Deadly Ebola Outbreak

Sat, 10/01/2022 - 09:27
The outbreak was caused by the Sudan strain of the virus, which has no approved vaccine or drug treatment. Scientists are now rushing to begin clinical trials in the coming weeks.

Fentanyl Test Strips Highlight Rift in Nation’s Struggle to Combat Drug Deaths

Sat, 10/01/2022 - 02:00
Proponents say the ability to check drugs for the presence of lethal fentanyl may save lives. But critics say the strips enable drug use.

Price of New A.L.S. Treatment Will Be $158,000 Per Year, Maker Says

Fri, 09/30/2022 - 13:16
The list price of the therapy, Relyvrio, is much higher than an economic research group recommends, but the company says most patients will pay very little themselves.

Half of Adults Have Heard Little or Nothing About New Covid Boosters, Survey Finds

Fri, 09/30/2022 - 12:27
The latest shots, which target Omicron and its subvariants, could offer protection against a winter surge in cases. But many people are unsure if they’re eligible.

Can Smartphones Help Predict Suicide?

Fri, 09/30/2022 - 09:27
A unique research project is tracking hundreds of people at risk for suicide, using data from smartphones and wearable biosensors to identify periods of high danger — and intervene.

Nick Holonyak Jr., Pioneer of LED Lighting, Is Dead at 93

Fri, 09/30/2022 - 08:50
He invented a visible red-light diode. His 41 patents also included lasers that enabled DVD and CD players.