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Philip W. Anderson, Nobel Laureate in Physics, Is Dead at 96

5 hours 31 min ago
His work at Princeton and Bell Labs deepened science’s understanding of magnetism, superconductivity and the structure of matter.

This Fireball Ignored the Solar System’s One-Way Signs

5 hours 33 min ago
A meteoroid that grazed the night sky over Australia in 2017 took a very unusual path away from Earth.

Vodka From Thin Air: An Unusual Climate Prize Hits a Coronavirus Snag

5 hours 45 min ago
Inventors were about to test their ideas for making money by selling things made out of carbon dioxide, the main culprit in global warming. Then the pandemic struck.

Trump Administration, in Biggest Environmental Rollback, to Announce Auto Pollution Rules

7 hours 5 min ago
The Trump administration has finalized new fuel efficiency standards, lowering expectations from 54 miles per gallon by 2025 to 40 miles a gallon by 2030.

Coronavirus Live Updates: U.S. Extends Social Curbs After Estimate of 200,000 Deaths

11 hours 48 min ago
Americans were told to avoid nonessential travel and gatherings of more than 10 people until at least April 30. Spain asked residents to go into “hibernation.” Prince Charles came out of isolation, while an adviser to Prime Minister Boris Johnson went into quarantine.

Inside G.M.’s Race to Build Ventilators, Before Trump’s Attack

12 hours 44 sec ago
The automaker and its partner, Ventec, had spent more than a week figuring out how to make thousands of the lifesaving devices when the White House said G.M. was “wasting time.”

Coronavirus Live Updates: 200,000 Americans Could Die, Warn Top Health Officials

17 hours 37 min ago
President Trump extended social distancing guidelines to April 30 as cases in the U.S. topped 140,000. The doctors advising him said without any restrictions on movement that more than 1 million Americans could die.

Live Coronavirus News Coverage and Updates

Sun, 03/29/2020 - 18:36
The global count has passed 700,000, an official warns Britain that some kind of lockdown may last for months and Joe Biden urges mail-in elections.

China Created a Fail-Safe System to Track Contagions. It Failed.

Sun, 03/29/2020 - 12:18
After SARS, Chinese health officials built an infectious disease reporting system to evade political meddling. But when the coronavirus emerged, so did fears of upsetting Beijing.

Coronavirus Live Updates: Trump Drops Idea of Quarantining New York Region

Sun, 03/29/2020 - 00:17
India’s abrupt nationwide lockdown left hundreds of thousands of laborers homeless and prompted one of the largest migrations in the country’s modern history.

‘Women Will Not Be Forced to Be Alone When They Are Giving Birth’

Sat, 03/28/2020 - 17:31
In response to some private hospitals’ decision to bar partners, New York will order all hospitals to allow partners in delivery rooms, despite the coronavirus risk.

FEMA Says at Least 7 People at the Disaster Agency Have the Coronavirus

Sat, 03/28/2020 - 15:41
Union officials at FEMA say they would like to know where they work in order to warn other employees who might be exposed and to avoid putting the public at added risk.

The Lost Month: How a Failure to Test Blinded the U.S. to Covid-19

Sat, 03/28/2020 - 12:22
Aggressive screening might have helped contain the coronavirus in the United States. But technical flaws, regulatory hurdles and lapses in leadership let it spread undetected for weeks.

The U.S.’s Slow Start to Coronavirus Testing: A Timeline

Sat, 03/28/2020 - 10:30
Technical flaws, regulatory hurdles and failures of leadership impeded early screening in the United States, allowing the pandemic to spread.

Coronavirus Crisis Awakens a Sleeping Giant: China’s Youth

Sat, 03/28/2020 - 08:17
How the ruling Communist Party manages the coming months will help shape how hundreds of millions of young people see its authoritarian political bargain for decades to come.

Coronavirus May Add Billions to the Nation’s Health Care Bill

Sat, 03/28/2020 - 06:30
Insurance premiums could spike as much as 40 percent next year, a new analysis warns, as employers and insurers confront the projected tens of billions of dollars in additional costs of treating coronavirus patients.

Infinite Visions Were Hiding in the First Black Hole Image’s Rings

Sat, 03/28/2020 - 02:00
Scientists proposed a technique that would allow us to see more of the unseeable.

Panic Buying Comes for the Seeds

Sat, 03/28/2020 - 02:00
I’m clearly not the only one who is desperate to garden.

Coronavirus Live Updates: $2 Trillion Aid Bill Becomes Law as U.S. Cases Reach 100,000

Sat, 03/28/2020 - 00:01
President Trump said the government would buy thousands of ventilators, but it seemed doubtful they could be produced in time to help overwhelmed hospitals.

Live Coronavirus News Updates and Coverage

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 18:30
President Trump, who had questioned the need for additional ventilators, pushes industry to make more. A new survey of mayors finds dire shortages of urgently needed medical supplies. And in Britain, Prime Minister Boris Johnson tested positive.