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- Amber Fossils Suggest Male Mosquitoes Were Once Bloodsuckers
The preserved insects, from a cache of Lebanese resin, appear to be male but have mouth parts that are found only on modern female mosquitoes.
- Penguins Take Thousands of Naps Every Day
The birdsâ impressive ability to nod off may be an adaptation to an environment of constant interruptions.
- Dolphins Can Sense Electric Fields, Which Isnât That Shocking
Scientists found that dolphins have an ability to sense electric fields, which may help them hunt and navigate the seas.
- Exactly How Much Life is on Earth?
According to a new study, living cells outnumber stars in the universe, highlighting the deep, underrated link between geophysics and biology.
- A Star With Six Planets That Orbit Perfectly in Sync
One hundred light years away, a handful of planets are circling a star in the same configuration as when they formed.
- Video: Sea Fireflies Make Underwater Fireworks as They Seek Mates
Tiny crustaceans the size of sand grains sneeze up packets of glowing mucus to impress potential partners.
- Could Longevity Drugs for Dogs Extend Your Petâs Life?
Longevity drugs for our canine companions are moving closer to reality. They also raise questions about what it might mean to succeed.
- Rare Giant Rat Is Photographed Alive for First Time
The people who live on the island of Vangunu were adamant that the critically endangered species still existed. They helped researchers prove that they were right.
- Global Carbon Budget Report Finds Fossil Fuel Emissions Still Rising
Carbon dioxide emissions from oil, gas and coal rose by 1 percent in 2023, researchers announced at the U.N. climate summit.
- Brain Implants Helped 5 People Recover From Traumatic Injuries
People with chronic problems after falls and car crashes scored better on cognition tests after getting a brain implant, a new study found.
- Supreme Court Appears Split Over Opioid Settlement for Purdue Pharma
The justicesâ questions reflected the tension between the practical effect of unraveling the settlement and broader concerns about whether the Sacklers should be granted such wide-ranging immunity.
- What to Know About the Purdue Pharma Case Before the Supreme Court
A federal appeals court had signed off on a deal that would shield members of the wealthy Sackler family from lawsuits in exchange for billions for those harmed by the opioid epidemic.
- Homeless Advocate Takes On A.C.L.U., and Itâs Personal
Jennifer Livovich started a nonprofit to give socks to the homeless population in Boulder, Colo. She lost it, and more, in a legal and policy dispute.
- Estate of T. Rex Skeleton Landowner Is at the Center of Court Fight
The skeleton, which was found on a ranch in South Dakota in 1990 and later sold for more than $8 million, has been the subject of numerous legal challenges.
- Fate of Billions for Opioid Victims From Sacklers Rests With Supreme Court
The court will decide whether Purdueâs owners can gain permanent immunity from future opioid lawsuits in exchange for payments up to $6 billion.
- What to Know About Home Care Services
Finding an aide to help an older person stay at home safely takes work. Hereâs a guide.
- Desperate Families Search for Affordable Home Care
Facing a severe shortage of aides and high costs, people trying to keep aging loved ones at home often cobble together a patchwork of family and friends to help.
- Biden Administration Unleashes Powerful Regulatory Tool Aimed at Climate
Its new estimate of the economic impact of climate change could create the legal justification for aggressive new regulations.
- Scientists in Discredited Alcohol Study Will Not Advise U.S. on Drinking Guidelines
Two researchers with ties to beer and liquor companies had been named to a panel that will review the health evidence on alcohol consumption. But after a New York Times story was published, the panelâs organizers decided to drop them.
- What to Know About the Respiratory Illness in China
A surge of children has been hospitalized in China for respiratory illnesses, but international health authorities said the cause was common viruses and bacteria.
- U.S. Rate of Suicide by Firearm Reaches Record Level
Gun suicides increased from prepandemic rates in all racial and ethnic groups, but the degree of change differed drastically.
- Brain Study Suggests Traumatic Memories Are Processed as Present Experience
Traumatic memories had their own neural mechanism, brain scans showed, which may help explain their vivid and intrusive nature.
- Climate Change Drives New Cases of Malaria, Complicating Efforts to Fight the Disease
The number of malaria cases rose again in 2022, propelled by flooding and warmer weather in areas once free of the illness.
- COP28 Begins With Fossil Fuels, and Frustration, Going Strong
After decades of meetings, nations still havenât agreed to curb the main driver of global warming.
- Where the World Is (and Isnât) Making Progress on Climate Change
Emissions from electricity and transportation are projected to fall over time, a new report finds, but industry remains a major climate challenge.
- Â¿Un medicamento para que tu perro viva mÃ¡s?
Los fÃ¡rmacos para la longevidad de nuestros compaÃ±eros caninos estÃ¡n cada vez mÃ¡s cerca de hacerse realidad. TambiÃ©n plantean interrogantes.
- U.S. Life Expectancy Creeps Up as Covid Deaths Fall
But the countryâs health has not fully rebounded from the pandemic, according to new data from the C.D.C.
- Some U.S. Wolverines to Be Protected by Endangered Species Act
Officials will add the predators, threatened by climate change and habitat loss in much of the United States, to the Endangered Species List.
- This Seed Season, Consider a Catalog That Takes a Different Approach
At Turtle Tree Seed, adults with developmental differences work âside by sideâ with other staff to produce seed thatâs more artisanal than agribusiness.
- CAR-T, Lifesaving Cancer Treatment, May Sometimes Cause Cancer, FDA Says
The agency is looking into reports that some patients developed new blood cancers after receiving CAR-T treatments.
- Popular Science Shuts Online Magazine in Another Sign of Decline
The decision came three years after the publication ended its storied print edition, which began in 1872. It will still publish articles and videos on its website.
- Documents Show Plan for Leader of COP28 Climate Talks to Promote Fossil Fuels
A leaked document has talking points for the president of the United Nations climate conference, who is an oil executive in the United Arab Emirates, to advance oil and gas deals.
- Will Dyeing the Connecticut River Help Keep It Alive?
Hydrilla, a rapidly spreading invasive plant, is choking New Englandâs longest river. Government scientists are fighting back.
- Egypt Wiped Out Hepatitis C. Now It Is Trying to Help the Rest of Africa.
Effective drugs that have made the disease curable have yet to reach most of the region.