- Monkeypox Appears to Recede, but Risks and Uncertainties Lingerby Apoorva Mandavilli on 26 September 2022 at 09:00
Scientists do not yet know how well the vaccine and the drug used to treat the infection are working. Two new trials will provide answers.
- More Trans Teens Are Choosing ‘Top Surgery’by Azeen Ghorayshi on 26 September 2022 at 07:00
Small studies suggest that breast removal surgery improves transgender teenagers’ well-being, but data is sparse. Some state leaders oppose such procedures for minors.
- How to Watch NASA’s DART Spacecraft Slam Into an Asteroidby Kenneth Chang on 26 September 2022 at 01:26
The DART mission has been flying to its target since launching last year. On Monday night, it will connect.
- E.P.A. Will Make Racial Equality a Bigger Factor in Environmental Rulesby Coral Davenport on 24 September 2022 at 17:00
The agency is creating an office of environmental justice to address the disproportionate harm that climate change has caused in low-income areas and communities of color.
- How a Hospital Chain Used a Poor Neighborhood to Turn Huge Profitsby Katie Thomas and Jessica Silver-Greenberg on 24 September 2022 at 16:13
Bon Secours Mercy Health, a major nonprofit health system, used the poverty of Richmond Community Hospital’s patients to tap into a lucrative federal drug program.
- Arbitration Has Come to Senior Living. You Don’t Have to Sign Up.by Paula Span on 24 September 2022 at 09:00
In the blizzard of paperwork needed to get into a nursing home or assisted living, some residents unwittingly surrender the right to a day in court.
- More Than 700 Children Have Died in a Measles Outbreak in Zimbabweby Tendai Marima and Stephanie Nolen on 24 September 2022 at 04:01
It is driven by a decline in child immunization during the pandemic and the influence of an anti-vaccination evangelical church.
- ‘Sobering’ Study Shows Challenges of Egg Freezingby Gina Kolata on 23 September 2022 at 21:02
Data from a fertility center showed many women did not get pregnant because of the age at which they froze their eggs and because they did not preserve enough of them.
- 3 Chimpanzees Kidnapped for Ransom From Congo Sanctuaryby Rachel Nuwer on 23 September 2022 at 20:24
In a country where wildlife trafficking already runs rampant, conservationists fear that ransoming of animals may become a common tactic used by criminals.
- Saving Whales From Ship Collisions With Warnings and Letter Gradesby Alex Fox on 22 September 2022 at 23:55
Four whales have died near San Francisco this year after ships crashed into them, and scientists hope to drive that number to zero with new technology.
- Shy Raccoons Are Better Learners Than Bold Ones, Study Findsby Betsy Mason on 22 September 2022 at 22:00
Wildlife management strategies focused on aggressive raccoons may be inadvertently boosting the proportion of more clever ones in cities.
- Maarten Schmidt, First Astronomer to Identify a Quasar, Dies at 92by Clay Risen on 22 September 2022 at 19:57
His 1963 breakthrough revealed one of the furthest objects from Earth and opened new questions about the evolution of the universe.
- The Number of Ants Worldwide Reaches Into the Quadrillionsby Rebecca Dzombak on 22 September 2022 at 15:20
There are 20 quadrillion ants worldwide, according to a new census, or 2.5 million for every living human. There are probably even more than that.
- Why Omicron Might Stick Aroundby Carl Zimmer on 22 September 2022 at 13:45
Omicron, the 13th named variant of the coronavirus, seems to have a remarkable capacity to evolve new tricks.
- See Images of Neptune Come Into Focus With Webb Telescopeby Jonathan O’Callaghan on 22 September 2022 at 12:09
New images from the space-based observatory offer a novel view of the planet in infrared.
- Valery Polyakov, Who Took the Longest Journey in Space, Dies at 80by Alex Traub on 22 September 2022 at 02:10
Seeking to demonstrate the safety of long space missions, he worked out on his trip and returned 437 days later looking “like he could wrestle a bear,” one astronaut said.
- Senate Ratifies Kigali Amendment, the Global Pact to Curb Hydrofluorocarbonsby Lisa Friedman and Coral Davenport on 21 September 2022 at 22:23
In a bipartisan vote, lawmakers voted to join an international agreement to phase out the hydrofluorocarbons commonly found in refrigerators and air-conditioners.
- The Settings That Make Smartphones Easier for Everyone to Useby J. D. Biersdorfer on 21 September 2022 at 13:00
The accessibility features Apple and Google include in their mobile software can help people of all abilities get more from their devices.
- Fossils Solve Mystery of an Ancient ‘Alien Goldfish’by Jack Tamisiea on 21 September 2022 at 00:23
Closer examination of Typhloesus fossils suggests that the organism, which swam 330 million years ago, was similar to modern sea slugs.
- Lack of Data Still Blunts U.S. Response to Outbreaksby Sharon LaFraniere on 20 September 2022 at 20:44
Major data gaps, the result of decades of underinvestment in public health, have undercut the government response to the coronavirus and now to monkeypox.