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Court Revokes Gulf of Mexico Oil and Gas Leases, Citing Climate Change

3 hours 56 min ago
A judge ruled that the Interior Department must consider the climate impacts of oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico before awarding leases.

John Kerry, U.S. Climate Envoy, Tells Top Polluters ‘We Must All Move Faster’

9 hours 4 min ago
The United States hosted a virtual meeting of big polluting countries on Thursday as nations struggle to meet their climate change goals.

Dr. Johan Hultin Dies at 97; His Work Helped Isolate 1918 Flu Virus

10 hours 36 min ago
Dr. Hultin’s discovery of a frozen victim of the 1918 pandemic gave scientists the opportunity to map the virus’s genetic material.

In Dog DNA, Small Size Has an Ancient Pedigree

15 hours 54 min ago
New research finds a mutation that suggests the more diminutive canines’ DNA dates back to ancient wolves.

With the James Webb Space Telescope, Humanity Did the Right Thing

17 hours 33 min ago
Every person on Earth shares in the quest that the giant observatory will now begin.

Yes, Omicron Is Loosening Its Hold. But the Pandemic Has Not Ended.

23 hours 53 min ago
With spotty immunity in the population and a churn of new variants, the coronavirus is likely to become a persistent but hopefully manageable threat.

Gas Stoves Leak Methane Even When Turned Off, Study Finds

23 hours 54 min ago
New research that finds gas stoves emit methane, a potent greenhouse gas, even when turned off and adds to the debate over electrifying homes.

Frogs Without Legs Regrow Leglike Limbs in New Experiment

Wed, 01/26/2022 - 12:56
Scientists describe a process by which African clawed frogs can regrow an imperfect but functional lost limb.

Jana Bennett, Former Director of BBC Television, Dies at 66

Wed, 01/26/2022 - 12:49
She transformed the presentation of science on TV and was considered one of the most influential women in her industry.

Biden Administration Cancels Mining Leases Near Wilderness Area

Wed, 01/26/2022 - 12:28
The leases, reinstated during the Trump years, would have allowed a Chilean mining conglomerate to dig for copper and nickel near the Boundary Waters wilderness in Minnesota.

He’s a Doctor. He’s an Actor. He’s an Indie Heartthrob.

Wed, 01/26/2022 - 10:04
How does Anders Danielsen Lie of “The Worst Person in the World” juggle careers in acting and medicine? “This has been my ongoing identity crisis,” he said.

SpaceX Rocket Part to Crash Into Moon 7 Years After Launch

Wed, 01/26/2022 - 09:13
The four-ton piece of the rocket hasn’t been heard from since it launched an American satellite called DSCOVR. It could make a 65-foot crater on the far side of the moon.

An Extraordinary Iceberg Is Gone, but Not Forgotten

Wed, 01/26/2022 - 08:01
A chunk of Antarctic ice that was one of the biggest icebergs ever seen has met its end near South Georgia. Scientists will be studying its effects on the ecosystem around the island for some time.

Your Body’s Thirst Messenger Is in an Unexpected Place

Wed, 01/26/2022 - 08:00
Scientists traced how a mouse’s brain gets the signal that it had enough to drink. Something similar may happen in humans.

E.P.A. Chief Vows to ‘Do Better’ to Protect Poor Communities From Environmental Harm

Wed, 01/26/2022 - 03:02
The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday will announce stepped-up enforcement and monitoring to help disadvantaged communities struggling with polluted air and water.

Even Low Levels of Soot Can Be Deadly to Older People, Research Finds

Wed, 01/26/2022 - 02:00
The four-year air pollution study, which followed 68.5 million older Americans, was the first of its kind.

How Omicron's Mutations Allow It To Thrive

Tue, 01/25/2022 - 16:30
Thirteen of Omicron’s mutations should have hurt the variant’s chances of survival. Instead, they worked together to make it thrive.

Japanese Company Joins March Back to the Moon in 2022

Tue, 01/25/2022 - 13:25
Before the end of the year, ispace aims to place a lander with two small rovers on the lunar surface. It may find other visitors have also made the trip this year.

What NYC Dog Owners Should Know About Leptospirosis

Tue, 01/25/2022 - 02:00
The Health Department could not confirm reports of an outbreak of the bacterial disease, which is spread by rats, linked to McCarren Park, but said it was working with the Parks Department to keep rats out.

‘In the End, You’re Treated Like a Spy,’ Says M.I.T. Scientist

Mon, 01/24/2022 - 16:48
Gang Chen was arrested a year ago on charges of hiding his links to China. The charges were dismissed, but he said the damage — to him, and to American science — has lingered.