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They Shoot Owls in California, Don’t They?

Mon, 04/29/2024 - 02:01
An audacious federal plan to protect the spotted owl would eradicate hundreds of thousands of barred owls in the coming years.

U.S. Lags Behind Other Countries in Hepatitis-C Cures

Sun, 04/28/2024 - 02:00
Despite an arsenal of drugs, many Americans are still unaware of their infections until it’s too late. A Biden initiative languishes without Congressional approval.

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History Seeks New Ways to Engage Visitors

Sat, 04/27/2024 - 02:02
The Cleveland Museum of Natural History is rolling out two new exhibition halls and making its scientists more accessible. And don’t forget the dinosaurs.

Federal Officials Find No Live Bird Flu Virus in Initial Milk Tests

Fri, 04/26/2024 - 16:11
The early results suggest that pasteurization is killing the H5N1 virus in milk, something that regulators were not certain of.

Biden Delays Ban on Menthol Cigarettes

Fri, 04/26/2024 - 12:19
The proposal had been years in the making, in an effort to curb death rates of Black smokers targeted by Big Tobacco. In an election year, the president’s weak support among Black voters may have influenced the postponement.

At Least Three Women Were Infected With H.I.V. After ‘Vampire Facials’

Fri, 04/26/2024 - 06:44
The women underwent the cosmetic procedure at an unlicensed spa in New Mexico.

Ancient Female Ballplayer from Huasteca Region on Exhibit

Fri, 04/26/2024 - 02:02
The statue will be part of “Ancient Huasteca Women: Goddesses, Warriors and Governors” at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago.

Exploring Atomic Bomb History Beyond Los Alamos

Fri, 04/26/2024 - 02:02
The Atomic Museum in Las Vegas explains to visitors that Nevada and other states also played a role — for better or worse — in the creation of nuclear energy.

Beth Linker is Turning Good Posture On its Head

Fri, 04/26/2024 - 02:01
A historian and sociologist of science re-examines the “posture panic” of the last century. You’ll want to sit down for this.

A North Carolina Museum Hopes Fossils Solve a Dinosaur Mystery

Fri, 04/26/2024 - 02:00
Two creatures unearthed in 2006, and finally on display in North Carolina, might hold the key to a major debate over a certain animal’s identity.

One in Five Milk Samples Nationwide Shows Genetic Traces of Bird Flu

Thu, 04/25/2024 - 16:16
There is no evidence that the milk is unsafe to drink, scientists say. But the survey result strongly hints that the outbreak may be widespread.

100 Pilot Whales Are Rescued After Mass Stranding in Australia

Thu, 04/25/2024 - 11:42
Of the 160 whales stranded near the town of Dunsborough on Thursday morning, more than 100 were returned to the ocean. Twenty-nine others, however, died on the beach.

Biden’s New Power Plant Rules: 5 Things to Know

Thu, 04/25/2024 - 02:07
The Biden administration released a major climate regulation aimed at virtually eliminating carbon emissions from coal, the dirtiest of the fossil fuels and a driver of global warming.

Energy Dept. Aims to Speed Up Permits for Power Lines

Thu, 04/25/2024 - 02:02
The Biden administration has expressed growing alarm that efforts to fight climate change could falter unless the electric grids are quickly expanded.

A Megaraptor Emerges From Footprint Fossils, Study Suggests

Wed, 04/24/2024 - 14:12
A series of foot tracks in southeastern China points to the discovery of a giant velociraptor relative, paleontologists suggest in a new study.

FDA Approves Antibiotic to Treat Urinary Infections

Wed, 04/24/2024 - 13:45
Pivmecillinam, which has been used in Europe for decades, will become available next year to women 18 and older.

Supreme Court Arguments on Idaho’s Abortion Ban: 5 Takeaways

Wed, 04/24/2024 - 12:19
The court’s ruling could extend to at least half a dozen other states that have similarly restrictive bans, and the implications of the case could stretch beyond abortion.

Takeaways From the Supreme Court Argument on Idaho’s Abortion Ban

Wed, 04/24/2024 - 12:19
The court’s ruling could extend to at least half a dozen other states that have similarly restrictive bans, and the implications of the case could stretch beyond abortion.

Dairy Cows Transported Between States Must Now Be Tested for Bird Flu

Wed, 04/24/2024 - 12:17
Since a new form of bird flu arrived in 2022, federal officials have sought to reassure Americans that the threat to the public remained low.

Grandmother Becomes Second Patient to Receive Kidney From Gene-Edited Pig

Wed, 04/24/2024 - 11:33
NYU Langone Health surgeons performed the transplant after implanting a mechanical heart pump in the severely ill patient.