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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.
Governments and organizations around the world are using geospatial data and digital mapping tools to guide their vaccination campaigns.
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.
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.
Police search the desert trying to track down the poachers selling Conophytums to collectors worldwide, threatening to wipe out rare plants in the wild.
Events in the genome of Welwitschia have given it the ability to survive in an unforgiving desert for thousands of years.
The Government Accountability Office said a $2.9 billion award to SpaceX to build the next lunar lander for astronauts would stand.
Emergent BioSolutions, which ruined 75 million vaccine doses at its Baltimore plant, disclosed records requests from Congress and federal and state law enforcement agencies.
Chinese researchers have uploaded genetic sequences of coronaviruses to a scientific database more than a year after they took them offline.
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 Unpublished internal documents paint an even more harrowing picture.
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.
The president said those refusing to get a coronavirus shot should expect inconveniences as long as they decline a vaccine.
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.
Utilities are fighting to keep the lights on amid extreme wildfires, heat and flooding fueled by global warming.
Boosters may not be necessary yet, many experts say, and the pursuit of additional shots raises ethical questions.
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.
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.
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.
A team of Times journalists collaborated to explain visually the city’s complicated challenges involving Lake Michigan.
A new study looks at “the mortality cost of carbon”: lives lost or gained as emissions change over time.