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A Brain Drain Among Government Scientists Bogs Down Biden’s Climate Ambitions

4 hours 42 min ago
Hundreds of scientists and policy experts left the government during the Trump administration. The jobs remain unfilled nearly six months into President Biden’s term, slowing his climate agenda.

‘X’ Marks the Spot: Officials Map a Route Out of the Pandemic

13 hours 27 min ago
Governments and organizations around the world are using geospatial data and digital mapping tools to guide their vaccination campaigns.

With Undersea Robots, an Air Force Navigator Lost Since 1967 Is Found

17 hours 10 min ago
A recovery mission off Vietnam’s coast showed how advances in technology have given new reach to the Pentagon’s search for American war dead.

Stranded Killer Whale Survives With Help of Good Samaritans

Sat, 07/31/2021 - 10:03
Rescuers and wildlife officials kept it cool and wet while waiting for a rising tide. The orca returned to sea about six hours after it was spotted on the rugged shores of an Alaskan island.

In South Africa, Poachers Now Traffic in Tiny Succulent Plants

Sat, 07/31/2021 - 02:00
Police search the desert trying to track down the poachers selling Conophytums to collectors worldwide, threatening to wipe out rare plants in the wild.

A Plant That ‘Cannot Die’ Reveals Its Genetic Secrets

Sat, 07/31/2021 - 02:00
Events in the genome of Welwitschia have given it the ability to survive in an unforgiving desert for thousands of years.

Bezos' Blue Origin Loses Challenge to NASA SpaceX Lunar Lander Contract

Fri, 07/30/2021 - 15:39
The Government Accountability Office said a $2.9 billion award to SpaceX to build the next lunar lander for astronauts would stand.

U.S. Authorities Seek Documents From Troubled Covid Vaccine Manufacturer

Fri, 07/30/2021 - 15:36
Emergent BioSolutions, which ruined 75 million vaccine doses at its Baltimore plant, disclosed records requests from Congress and federal and state law enforcement agencies.

Those Virus Sequences That Were Suddenly Deleted? They’re Back

Fri, 07/30/2021 - 13:20
Chinese researchers have uploaded genetic sequences of coronaviruses to a scientific database more than a year after they took them offline.

Vaccinated People May Spread the Virus, Though Rarely, C.D.C. Reports

Fri, 07/30/2021 - 11:08
The agency cited an outbreak in Provincetown, Mass., in which most of the infected were immunized. Unpublished internal documents paint an even more harrowing picture.

C.D.C. Internal Report Calls Delta Variant as Contagious as Chickenpox

Fri, 07/30/2021 - 07:00
Infections in vaccinated Americans are rare, compared with those in unvaccinated people, the document said. But when they occur, vaccinated people may spread the virus just as easily.

Biden Seeks to Revive Vaccine Effort With New Rules and Incentives

Thu, 07/29/2021 - 16:22
The president said those refusing to get a coronavirus shot should expect inconveniences as long as they decline a vaccine.

How Often Do the Vaccinated Spread Covid-19?

Thu, 07/29/2021 - 15:38
The C.D.C.’s new masking advice was based in part on data showing that the virus can thrive in the airways of vaccinated people. The findings are expected on Friday.

Climate Crisis Catches Power Companies Unprepared

Thu, 07/29/2021 - 14:13
Utilities are fighting to keep the lights on amid extreme wildfires, heat and flooding fueled by global warming.

Some Are Chasing Extra Vaccine Shots, While Scientists Debate

Thu, 07/29/2021 - 14:04
Boosters may not be necessary yet, many experts say, and the pursuit of additional shots raises ethical questions.

Albert Bandura, Leading Psychologist of Aggression, Dies at 95

Thu, 07/29/2021 - 12:50
He was most known for his Bobo doll experiment, in which children mimicked adults in attacking an inflatable doll. The work challenged basic tenets of psychology.

What Animals See in the Stars, and What They Stand to Lose

Thu, 07/29/2021 - 08:26
Humans aren’t the only species that navigate by starlight. Animals from birds to dung beetles may do it, too — and might become disoriented as our city lights drown out the heavens.

In Michigan, a Park Made of Water

Thu, 07/29/2021 - 02:00
The Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary is part of a system of underwater reserves around the country. They’re like national parks, but below the surface.

Times Team Explains Chicago's Climate Problem Visually

Thu, 07/29/2021 - 02:00
A team of Times journalists collaborated to explain visually the city’s complicated challenges involving Lake Michigan.

A Carbon Calculation: How Many Deaths Do Emissions Cause?

Thu, 07/29/2021 - 02:00
A new study looks at “the mortality cost of carbon”: lives lost or gained as emissions change over time.