NYT science news

Subscribe to NYT science news feed NYT science news
Updated: 4 hours 10 min ago

Live World Updates on the Coronavirus Pandemic

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 01:44
The World Health Organization temporarily stopped testing hydroxychloroquine, citing safety concerns. A key adviser to Prime Minister Boris Johnson created a furor after traveling in violation of the government’s rules.

Wild Cockatoos Are Just as Smart as Lab-Raised Ones

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 01:00
Previous research suggested that spending a lot of time with humans might make animals more innovative. These birds had another idea.

A Virus-Hunter Falls Prey to a Virus He Underestimated

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 00:17
Peter Piot, 71, one of the giants of Ebola and AIDS research, is still battling a coronavirus infection that hit him “like a bus” in March.

Trump Administration Coronavirus Testing Strategy Draws Concerns: 'This Isn't the Hunger Games'

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 11:48
The Trump administration’s report to Congress sees states taking responsibility for coronavirus testing with federal guidance.

Coronavirus Pandemic: Live World News Updates

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 08:10
Americans took a varied approach to the holiday, with pool parties in some places and shuttered beaches in others. The U.S. banned travel from Brazil.

Virgin Orbit Launch: 1st Attempt to Blast Off From Beneath Jumbo Jet

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 08:06
The company, founded by Richard Branson, aims to show it can send small satellites to orbit from virtually anywhere.

Coronavirus Live Updates: U.S. Adds Brazil to Travel Ban List

Sun, 05/24/2020 - 22:36
Officials cited growing cases in placing restrictions on Brazil. In the United States, President Trump golfed as the death toll neared 100,000.

You’re Getting Used to Masks. Will You Wear a Face Shield?

Sun, 05/24/2020 - 07:56
The clear plastic guards may be easier to wear, disinfect and reuse than cloth or surgical face coverings, although they don’t entirely replace the need for masks.

You’re Getting Used to Masks. Will You Wear a Face Shield?

Sun, 05/24/2020 - 07:56
The clear plastic guards may be easier to wear, disinfect and reuse than cloth or surgical face coverings, although they don’t entirely replace the need for masks.

After 17 Years Underground, Cicadas Stage a 2020 Southern Invasion

Sun, 05/24/2020 - 02:39
The big and noisy insects have started to emerge and are looking to mate in Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina.

Virgin Orbit Pushes Back First Rocket Launch From Jumbo Jet

Sun, 05/24/2020 - 02:00
The company, founded by Richard Branson, aims to show it can send small satellites to orbit from virtually anywhere.

Coronavirus Live: Global Updates

Sat, 05/23/2020 - 22:46
The N.B.A. said it might restart its suspended season in late July at a Florida resort.

Black Coronavirus Patients Land in Hospitals More Often, Study Finds

Sat, 05/23/2020 - 14:54
Compared to white or Hispanic patients, black patients seeking care have more advanced cases of Covid-19, researchers reported.

Remdesivir Coronavirus Trial: Federal Scientists Finally Publish Data

Sat, 05/23/2020 - 13:12
A clinical trial led to the authorization of the only drug shown to work in Covid-19 patients. But until now, few experts had seen the numbers.

Coronavirus Live Updates: As U.S. Nears 100,000 Deaths, Trump Disputes the Toll

Sat, 05/23/2020 - 08:07
Brazil overtakes Russia in the number of confirmed virus cases. A study on convalescent plasma is disappointing.

How Upbeat Vaccine News Fueled a Stock Surge, and an Uproar

Sat, 05/23/2020 - 08:01
The desperate hunt for treatments and vaccines has changed how researchers, regulators, drug companies like Moderna, investors and journalists do their jobs.

Long Limbs Helped Propel T. Rex Up the Dinosaur Food Chain

Sat, 05/23/2020 - 02:00
The apex predator wasn’t a quick runner because of its heft, but its lanky limbs ensured it could amble efficiently for hours.

What a Week’s Disasters Tell Us About Climate and the Pandemic

Sat, 05/23/2020 - 02:00
Extreme weather presents an even bigger threat when economies are crashing and ordinary people are stretched to their limits.

Coronavirus Global News Tracker: Live Updates

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 22:07
President Trump ordered U.S. states to open houses of worship. A teenage girl crossed India — on a $20 bike — to get her father home safe amid the pandemic.

Uncertain Results in Study of Convalescent Serum for Covid-19

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 18:04
Do antibodies from patients who have recovered actually help those struggling with the disease? It’s not certain, a study finds.