Science

The Times’s Resident Expert for a World on Fire
The Times’s Resident Expert for a World on Fire

Canada, Portugal, London: How the fire expertise of our Phoenix bureau chief informs our global reporting.

June 24, 2017

Senate Health Plan Falls Short of Promise for Cheaper Care, Experts Say
Senate Health Plan Falls Short of Promise for Cheaper Care, Experts Say

Republicans say a new health law would make it easier and more affordable to get care. But the opposite may be true.

June 24, 2017

John E. Sarno, N.Y.U. Rehabilitation Doctor, Dies at 93
John E. Sarno, N.Y.U. Rehabilitation Doctor, Dies at 93

Dr. Sarno maintained that most nontraumatic instances of chronic pain are physical manifestations of deep-seated psychological anxieties.

June 24, 2017

Cuts to Medicaid May Limit Access to Nursing Homes
Cuts to Medicaid May Limit Access to Nursing Homes

Medicaid, targeted by Republicans’ health care bills, pays for most of the 1.4 million elderly people in nursing homes. Cutbacks to the program may limit their care.

June 24, 2017

Xi Jinping Is Set for a Big Gamble With China’s Carbon Trading Market
Xi Jinping Is Set for a Big Gamble With China’s Carbon Trading Market

A carbon trading program is shaping up as a big policy retort to President Trump’s decision to quit the Paris accord. But getting local industries on board will be a challenge.

June 23, 2017

High Above Mars, a NASA Orbiter Spies the Curiosity Rover
High Above Mars, a NASA Orbiter Spies the Curiosity Rover

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has been taking images of the rover about every three months to monitor the surrounding area for changes.

June 22, 2017

Trilobites: Why Do Bird Eggs Have Different Shapes? Look to the Wings
Trilobites: Why Do Bird Eggs Have Different Shapes? Look to the Wings

In the most comprehensive study of egg shapes to date, scientists say that the best predictor of long or pointy eggs is a bird’s flying ability.

June 22, 2017

Yellowstone Grizzly Bear to Lose Endangered Species Protection
Yellowstone Grizzly Bear to Lose Endangered Species Protection

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced Thursday that the bear, which has been on the endangered species list since 1975, was thriving in the region.

June 22, 2017

I Chased an Eclipse at 60,000 Feet (and Set a World Record)
I Chased an Eclipse at 60,000 Feet (and Set a World Record)

Miles above the ground, one of the world's most renowned solar eclipse experts spent a record-breaking 74 minutes in totality aboard a supersonic jetliner that flew twice the speed of sound.

June 22, 2017

Thanks to Trump, This Scientist Is Running for Congress
Thanks to Trump, This Scientist Is Running for Congress

Jess Phoenix said she hopes to be one of the first politicians sent to Washington, D.C. on the promise of combating climate change.

June 22, 2017