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The Mount St. Helens Eruption Was the Volcanic Warning We Needed

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 02:00
It’s been 40 years since the sideways explosion that changed volcanology forever.

Parents Are Relying on Melatonin to Help Their Kids Sleep. Should They?

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 02:00
A survey suggests that nearly half of children with difficulty sleeping have taken melatonin.

coronavirus world updates

Sun, 05/17/2020 - 23:02
The United States and other nations might use Monday’s World Health Organization meeting to place blame on China.

Nigerian Coronavirus Outbreak Highlights Emerging Threat in Africa: Live Coverage

Sun, 05/17/2020 - 16:45
China has quarantined thousands of people after a resurgence of cases in the Northeast. The leaders of Italy and Britain warned that a vaccine may be a long time coming.

Coronavirus News: Live Updates

Sun, 05/17/2020 - 16:02
Seeking to encourage testing, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York has a nasal swab on live television.

Live Coronavirus News: Full Analysis and Updates

Sun, 05/17/2020 - 07:54
Researchers look at how pollution in low-income areas might be affecting the pandemic’s impact. Economic experts urge U.S. lawmakers to take on a bigger financial burden.

China Quarantines Thousands As Coronavirus Resurges: Live Coverage

Sun, 05/17/2020 - 06:59
Officials have also imposed new travel restrictions in northeastern China. Cuts and outsourcing have left France scrambling for medical gear needed to fight a pandemic.

In the Shadows of America’s Smokestacks, Virus Is One More Deadly Risk

Sun, 05/17/2020 - 02:00
Nationwide, poor communities are exposed to much more air pollution than wealthier ones. Scientists are racing to understand what role this may play in Covid-19.

Coronavirus World Updates

Sat, 05/16/2020 - 23:00
U.S. investigators say a Nigerian group has flooded unemployment agencies with fraudulent claims. Brazil is an emerging center of the pandemic amid the government’s contradictory response.

Live Coronavirus News Updates

Sat, 05/16/2020 - 13:44
Investigators have uncovered a fraud ring that may have siphoned millions of dollars in unemployment payments. With more than two-thirds of states significantly relaxing restrictions, an uptick in cases is predicted.

Exotic Lizards Creep Into Georgia. Don’t Expect Southern Hospitality.

Sat, 05/16/2020 - 12:57
State wildlife officials have warned residents to be on the lookout for the Argentine black and white tegu, an invasive lizard species that is threatening native creatures.

Live Coronavirus News Updates

Sat, 05/16/2020 - 10:59
With more than two-thirds of states significantly relaxing restrictions, an uptick in cases is widely predicted. Former President Barack Obama is expected to address 2020 graduates at two separate events.

Coronavirus World Live Coverage: Greece, Italy, China, Netherlands

Sat, 05/16/2020 - 10:32
The movement of schoolchildren back to their home villages raises virus fears in Nigeria. Japanese men are helping more around the house. And Narendra Modi’s popularity surges.

Peter Brancazio, Who Explored the Physics of Sports, Dies at 81

Sat, 05/16/2020 - 10:04
He used science to demystify the myths of rising fastballs and Michael Jordan’s seemingly long hang time. He died from complications of the novel coronavirus.

Travels with John Conway, in 258 Septillion Dimensions

Sat, 05/16/2020 - 02:00
The Princeton mathemagician, who died in April, left an engaging legacy of numerical gamesmanship.

Coronavirus World Updates

Fri, 05/15/2020 - 22:24
Germany is restarting its top soccer league. The virus is further straining U.S.-China relations.

Go Outside, Experts Say. But Keep Your Distance and Have a Mask Handy.

Fri, 05/15/2020 - 12:16
A stir-crazy nation wonders: Is it safe to stroll on the beach in a deadly pandemic? How about a picnic in the park? Or coffee with a friend at an outdoor table? The risk is in the details.

Coronavirus Live Updates: Congress Debates New Relief as State Budgets Are Ravaged

Fri, 05/15/2020 - 04:52
A $3 trillion package would include billions for struggling states but has been criticized as a “blue-state bailout” by Republican leaders. The stay-at-home order for New York City was extended until June 13.

These Large Carnivorous Lizards Are Right Where They Belong

Fri, 05/15/2020 - 02:00
Monitor lizards, believed to be invasive species on some Pacific islands, got there long before humans, a new study says.

Coronavirus World Updates

Thu, 05/14/2020 - 23:01
Road deaths in Thailand were down by about half last month. A typhoon is complicating the fight against the pandemic in the Philippines.