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M.I.T. researchers have devised a virtual-reality technique that lets them read old letters that were mailed not in envelopes but in the writing paper itself after being folded into elaborate enclosures.
Officials have a new plan to manage rising water. Succeed or fail, it will very likely become a case study for other cities facing climate threats.
A dune buggy is about to set off on behalf of its human owners to fulfill a primordial yearning.
The first detailed studies of the so-called P.1 variant show how it devastated a Brazilian city. Now scientists want to know what it will do elsewhere.
A reconstructed Neanderthal ear adds a new piece to the puzzle of whether the early humans could speak.
A new study highlights the persistent problems caused by an unstable work force, an underlying threat that may have led to staggering death tolls in the pandemic.
The black-browed babbler has long been one of Indonesia’s most enigmatic birds.
The condition is becoming more common as immunization rates increase. Experts are suggesting ways to ease patients’ fears and avoid needless testing.
Growing numbers of surfers are taking to the Great Lakes — even when the weather is well below freezing.
The authorization of a third Covid-19 vaccine will bring millions more doses within days. But health officials worry that some people will see the vaccine as the inferior choice.
At a federal compound in Connecticut, inmates in precarious health “are like sitting ducks,” one lawyer said.
With this last hurdle cleared, formal authorization of the one-dose vaccine is expected on Saturday and distribution within days.
Scientists are urging Americans to upgrade their face coverings. But Amazon, Google and Facebook restrict the sale of medical-grade masks. Critics say the rules are outdated.
The discovery of Mediterranean recluse spiders at the University of Michigan prompted a two-day closure of one of its libraries.
New climate pledges submitted to the United Nations would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by less than 1 percent, the world body announced.
No Gargantua dwells at the heart of stellar cluster NGC 6397. Instead, a few dozen smaller black holes seem to be swarming around in there, throwing their considerable masses around.
Many scientists are expecting another rise in infections. But this time the surge will be blunted by vaccines and, hopefully, widespread caution. By summer, Americans may be looking at a return to normal life.
A deep dive into dinosaur data suggests that teenage T. rexes and other juvenile carnivores shaped their ecosystems.
During the pandemic, there was a dramatic increase in exposures to hand sanitizer reported among kids under 6, U.S. poison center data shows.
Unexpected species of nematodes, some of them new to science, were found living on the skin of the marine mammals.