Science

Earth’s largest animals could disappear – because humans are eating them all
Earth’s largest animals could disappear – because humans are eating them all

Humanity's meat eating habits are killing off Earth's biggest animals at an alarming rate.

12 days ago

'Trump effect' on climate may be dimming, new polls shows
'Trump effect' on climate may be dimming, new polls shows

Among liberal and moderate Republicans, 70 percent said they believed that global warming was occurring, a seven percentage point increase from 2017.

13 days ago

Rising Temperatures Could Melt Most Himalayan Glaciers by 2100
Rising Temperatures Could Melt Most Himalayan Glaciers by 2100

If current climate change trends continue, the Himalayas could heat up by 8 degrees Fahrenheit by the end of the century, researchers said.

14 days ago

Many Children Are Overdoing It on the Toothpaste, C.D.C. Study Says
Many Children Are Overdoing It on the Toothpaste, C.D.C. Study Says

A new study found that nearly 40 percent of children ages 3 to 6 used more toothpaste than is recommended by dental professionals.

16 days ago

Super Bowl LIII: Look out for these NASA technologies in the big game
Super Bowl LIII: Look out for these NASA technologies in the big game

NASA technologies will be in play at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium when the New England Patriots take on the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII.

16 days ago

Frostbite and Hypothermia: Tips to Stay Safe in Extreme Cold Weather
Frostbite and Hypothermia: Tips to Stay Safe in Extreme Cold Weather

During extreme cold, the blood rushes to the center of the body to protect vital organs, and the body temperature can fall to dangerous lows. The best advice is to stay inside, experts say.

20 days ago

These Patients Had Sickle-Cell Disease. Experimental Therapies May Have Cured Them.
These Patients Had Sickle-Cell Disease. Experimental Therapies May Have Cured Them.

Success against sickle-cell would mark “the first genetic cure of a common genetic disease” and could free tens of thousands of Americans from agonizing pain.

23 days ago

Alaska Hunter Who Killed Cubs in Bear Den Gets 3 Months in Jail
Alaska Hunter Who Killed Cubs in Bear Den Gets 3 Months in Jail

A father-and-son hunting pair fatally shot a mother black bear and her newborn cubs in April. A camera used for wildlife research captured the whole thing.

24 days ago

Douglas Costle, Who Helped Create the E.P.A. and Then Ran It, Dies at 79
Douglas Costle, Who Helped Create the E.P.A. and Then Ran It, Dies at 79

He helped conceive the environmental agency that President Nixon created in 1970 and oversaw it through crises in the Carter administration.

24 days ago

Spinal Fractures Can Be Terribly Painful. A Common Treatment Isn’t Helping.
Spinal Fractures Can Be Terribly Painful. A Common Treatment Isn’t Helping.

Injections of bone cement into fractured vertebrae fail to relieve pain any more than a placebo does, researchers found.

26 days ago