- Kwaku Ohene-Frempong, Expert in Sickle Cell Disease, Dies at 76by Gina Kolata on 21 May 2022 at 22:27
When his baby boy was diagnosed with the illness, he made it his mission to combat it. He later took his expertise back to his native Ghana.
- Since You’re Already Getting a Flu Shot, Why Not One for Covid, Too?by Apoorva Mandavilli on 21 May 2022 at 11:42
Scientists and federal health officials are debating plans to pair coronavirus and flu vaccinations in the fall.
- Boeing’s Starliner Docks With Space Station for NASAby Kenneth Chang on 21 May 2022 at 02:40
If it returns to Earth successfully next week, the space taxi built for NASA could carry astronauts to orbit later this year.
- A Boxed Set for the Birds Hopes to Save Them, Tooby Grayson Haver Currin on 21 May 2022 at 00:31
A star-studded, 242-track trove of songs and poems inspired by birdsong is the latest project in a series of releases raising awareness about its own threatened sources.
- What Is Monkeypox?by Daniel Victor on 20 May 2022 at 23:19
There have been dozens of cases reported in recent weeks among populations not typically vulnerable to the disease.
- C.D.C.’s Pandemic Team Will Surrender Some Responsibilitiesby Roni Caryn Rabin on 20 May 2022 at 22:15
The transition was announced in a letter to agency employees, but details were scant.
- Ben Roy Mottelson Dies at 95; Shed Light on the Shape of Atomsby Dylan Loeb McClain on 20 May 2022 at 18:54
He shared the 1975 Nobel Prize in Physics for discoveries of forces that can distort the shape of an atomic nucleus, with implications for human-made nuclear fission.
- Testing Requirements for Travel to the U.S.? Here’s What to Knowby Heather Murphy on 20 May 2022 at 17:08
The requirement to test for Covid before flying to the United States is hated by many travelers and the U.S. travel industry. But the government shows no sign of getting rid of it.
- Officials Report a Possible Monkeypox Case in New Yorkby Joseph Goldstein on 20 May 2022 at 17:03
The patient is under care at Bellevue Hospital while further testing is conducted.
- After Years of Trouble, Boeing Repeats Launch of Starliner Spacecraft for NASAby Kenneth Chang on 20 May 2022 at 04:45
The aerospace giant’s astronaut capsule reached orbit, but has yet to complete a flight to the space station, while SpaceX has carried seven crews into orbit.
- In Romania’s Transylvanian Alps, See Bison on Safariby Charly Wilder on 19 May 2022 at 20:02
In Europe, “rewilding” is aiding the reintroduction of key animal species, including bison, which visitors can track in the forests and meadows of western Romania.
- Puberty Starts Earlier Than It Used To. No One Knows Why.by Azeen Ghorayshi on 19 May 2022 at 19:26
Some girls are starting to develop breasts as early as age 6 or 7. Researchers are studying the role of obesity, chemicals and stress.
- Human Skull About 8,000 Years Old Is Found in Minnesota Riverby Eduardo Medina on 19 May 2022 at 17:33
The skull most likely belonged to a young man who lived around 5500 to 6000 B.C., the authorities said. It was found by two kayakers on a river depleted by drought.
- Lawmakers Grill F.D.A. Chief on Baby Formula Oversight Amid Shortagesby Christina Jewett on 19 May 2022 at 17:16
Dr. Robert Califf, the agency commissioner, is the first administration official to face congressional scrutiny over the infant formula supply crisis.
- Fentanyl Tainted Pills Cause Drug Fatalities Among Youth to Soarby Jan Hoffman on 19 May 2022 at 16:53
Teenagers and young adults are turning to Snapchat, TikTok and other social media apps to find Percocet, Xanax and other pills. The vast majority are laced with deadly doses of fentanyl, police say.
- Scientists Uncover a Shady Web of Online Spider Salesby Emily Anthes on 19 May 2022 at 15:00
More than 1,200 species of arachnids are part of a largely unregulated global marketplace, according to a new study.
- Dolphin Skincare: How These Sea Mammals Seem to Self-Medicate Their Skinby Carolyn Wilke on 19 May 2022 at 15:00
For skin care like a cetacean, you’re going to need corals, sponges and the ability to hold your breath for a long time.
- Watch a Giant Stingray’s Safe Return to Its River Homeby Jason Bittel on 18 May 2022 at 22:34
The Mekong River is home to enormous and endangered aquatic life. A 400-pound fish’s release shows how some conservation efforts in Cambodia are paying off.
- A Massachusetts Man Is Infected With Monkeypoxby Apoorva Mandavilli on 18 May 2022 at 22:29
The case, the first in the U.S. this year, follows unusual clusters discovered in Europe and Canada.
- Over 75 Percent of Long Covid Patients Were Not Hospitalized for Initial Illness, Study Findsby Pam Belluck on 18 May 2022 at 20:09
Researchers analyzed the largest database of private insurance claims in the United States in the first four months after a diagnostic code for long Covid was created.