NYT science news

Tyson Recalls 69,000 Pounds of Chicken Strips After Metal Fragments Are Found

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 16:13
A spokesman for the company said it would “continue to investigate” what happened.

What Makes a Catastrophic Flood? And Is Climate Change Causing More of Them?

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 12:03
Floods are complicated. But here are simple answers to questions about flooding, climate change and staying safe when the water rises.

Trilobites: An Elusive Whale Is Found All Around the World

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 11:31
Researchers are learning about a newly identified species of baleen whales, tracing sightings and sounds to learn that they stay mainly in tropical waters.

Mind: Can We Get Better at Forgetting?

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 09:50
Some things aren’t worth remembering. Science is slowly working out how we might let that stuff go.

‘I Do It From My Couch’: The Next Generation of Explorers

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 09:20
Fifty years ago, Sir Edmund Hillary was a member of The Explorers Club. Now Elon Musk and younger tech-savvy millennials are filling in the ranks.

Trilobites: Sun Bear See, Sun Bear Do

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 08:23
They are solitary mammals, but like primates and people, they seem to be able to read one another’s facial expressions.

Trigger Warnings May Not Do Much, Early Studies Suggest

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 02:00
Researchers found that the warnings, which alert people to disturbing material, may pose little benefit or harm to those who view them. But more study is needed, they agree.

Ask Well: Why Did I Lose My Sense of Smell?

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 02:00
Impaired smell is common, particularly in the elderly, but in about one in six people, no cause can be identified.

A.I. Can Improve Health Care. It Also Can Be Duped.

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 16:47
As medical insurers and billing companies begin using machine-learning software, they can learn to game the underlying algorithms for profit.

Trilobites: DNA Clues to an Ancient Canary Islands Voyage

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 11:34
The islands’ pioneers likely arrived centuries before European conquest, as part of a large-scale movement of people from North Africa.

Deer Park Fire: Officials Lift Shelter Order as Air Quality Improves

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 10:52
Officials had told residents to stay indoors for the second time in a week after a large chemical fire erupted at a storage tank on Sunday.

25 States Are at Risk of Serious Flooding This Spring, U.S. Forecast Says

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 10:32
With flooding already reaching historic levels in parts of the United States, federal scientists warn to expect more throughout the spring

The Fight to Tame a Swelling River With Dams Outmatched by Climate Change

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 02:00
Along the Missouri, John Remus controls a network of dams that dictates the fate of millions. ‘It was not designed to handle this.’

Global Health: A Twin Inside a Twin: In Colombia, an Extraordinary Birth

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 14:19
What appeared to be a cyst in a healthy fetus turned out to be an unformed twin “absorbed” early in pregnancy, connected by a second umbilical cord and still growing.

Chop Up a Worm. It Will Regenerate. Scientists Figured Out Why.

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 13:28
Researchers identified the master control gene that enables worms to grow a new body, capturing the imagination of some humans looking for a fresh start.

Obama-Era Oil Leases Broke the Law by Not Assessing Climate Impact, Judge Rules

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 12:14
The decision could present a threat to President Trump’s agenda to quickly expand oil and gas drilling by offering opponents a roadmap to legal challenges.

F.D.A. Approves First Drug for Postpartum Depression

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 19:26
The medication works quickly, within 48 hours. But it’s an expensive infusion and requires a stay in a medical center.

F.D.A. Approves First Drug for Postpartum Depression

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 15:40
The medication works quickly, within 48 hours. But it’s an expensive infusion and requires a stay in a medical center.

Reports of Breast Implant Illnesses Prompt Federal Review

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 15:28
The Food and Drug Administration is taking another look at breast implants because of renewed safety concerns.

Tales of 2 Rugged Asteroids and 1 Is Spewing Debris Into Space

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 15:05
NASA’s Osiris-Rex and Japan’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft reached the space rocks they are surveying last year, and scientists from both teams announced early findings on Tuesday.