- ‘Only God Can Thank You’: Female Health Workers Fight to Be Paidby Stephanie Nolen and Tiksa Negeri on 21 September 2023 at 09:00
Community health workers put in long hours to protect people in developing countries from diseases such as malaria, Covid-19 and H.I.V. But most are compensated minimally, or not paid at all.
- This Tiny Parasitic Wasp Can Drill Through Plasticby Darren Incorvaia on 21 September 2023 at 04:00
In experiments under his microscope at home, a teenage researcher discovered a very unusual talent in a species of tiny insect that usually lays eggs on the inside of a tough plant growth.
- The Animals Are Talking. What Does It Mean?by Sonia Shah on 20 September 2023 at 20:56
Language was long understood as a human-only affair. New research suggests that isn’t so.
- A Top New York Hospital, an Unapproved Treatment and an F.D.A. Warningby Ellen Gabler, Steve Eder and Allie Pitchon on 20 September 2023 at 19:25
A product made from umbilical cord blood was used in spine surgeries at a Manhattan hospital. After a federal warning came an internal complaint: Patients should have been told.
- The Reach of Wildfire Smoke Is Going Global and Undoing Progress on Clean Airby Delger Erdenesanaa and Noah Weiland on 20 September 2023 at 18:55
In the United States, smoke from wildfires is undoing progress from the Clean Air Act. In poorer countries, the situation is even worse.
- Astronaut Ready for Silence After Record-Setting Full Year in Spaceby Amanda Holpuch on 20 September 2023 at 18:16
Last week, Frank Rubio broke the record for the longest continuous spaceflight by a U.S. astronaut. He was supposed to be away for only six months.
- We Asked Readers to Spend the Summer Watching Birds. Here’s What Happened.by Emily Anthes on 20 September 2023 at 17:57
Thousands of people from around the world responded to the invitation, sharing their sightings with scientists at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
- Ancient Logs Offer Earliest Example of Human Woodworkingby Carl Zimmer on 20 September 2023 at 16:52
Scientists have unearthed logs in Africa that are nearly a half-million years old, the remnants of large wooden structures crafted by our early ancestors.
- A Vanishing Nomadic Clan, With a Songlike Language All Their Ownby Brendan Borrell and Joshua Irwandi on 20 September 2023 at 14:10
New genetic research confirms the oral history of a small group of nomadic people living in Indonesia’s rainforest.
- Warming Oceans May Raise Risk of Bacterial Infectionsby Roni Caryn Rabin on 20 September 2023 at 14:00
As oceans warm, pathogenic bacteria are turning up more frequently in northern regions, scientists say.
- Block Island’s Nature Preserves Offer Solitude and Wildlifeby Karen Angel on 20 September 2023 at 09:00
On Block Island, a tiny dot off the New England coast, birders and other nature lovers can find beauty and solitude in 2,500 acres of ponds, dunes and marshes.
- What James Cameron Wants to Bring Up From the Titanicby William J. Broad on 19 September 2023 at 20:46
Preservationists such as Robert D. Ballard have long clashed with salvors such as Paul-Henri Nargeolet, who died in June on the Titan submersible. Is a third way possible?
- Pink Diamonds Emerged Out of One of Earth’s Most Ancient Breakupsby Maya Wei-Haas on 19 September 2023 at 16:07
Australian researchers said the colorful gems of the Argyle mine, which produced more than 90 percent of the world’s pink stones, may have erupted when a supercontinent split.
- You May Have This Blobby Animal to Thank for Your Nervous Systemby Sam Jones on 19 September 2023 at 15:00
Researchers propose that placozoans, one of the simplest kinds of animals, may contain the blueprint for the neurons of more complex creatures.
- How a Lawsuit in N.J. Could Bring Aid in Dying to Millionsby Paula Span on 19 September 2023 at 04:26
The plaintiffs want the state to drop its residency requirement. Oregon and Vermont have already done so.
- Climate Protesters March on New York, Calling for End to Fossil Fuelsby Somini Sengupta, Hilary Howard and Delger Erdenesanaa on 18 September 2023 at 23:19
Ahead of U.N. meetings this week, thousands gathered in Midtown to demand that President Biden and other world leaders stop new oil and gas drilling.
- How to Tell if Your A.I. is Consciousby Oliver Whang on 18 September 2023 at 16:31
In a new report, scientists offer a list of measurable qualities that might indicate the presence of some presence in a machine.
- Why Miró’s Yellows Have Lost Their Brillianceby Katherine Kornei on 18 September 2023 at 09:01
Researchers discovered that a particular brand of paint favored by the Spanish artist had an atomic structure that predisposed it to degradation.
- Why It Took So Long for the FDA to Tackle a Cold Medicineby Christina Jewett on 18 September 2023 at 02:12
Pharmacists affiliated with the University of Florida have spent decades nudging the agency to pull a decongestant from over-the-counter medicines.
- If Biden Wins Election, Industry Pollution Will Be a Target for Climate Policiesby Coral Davenport on 18 September 2023 at 02:09
If the president wins re-election, his climate team is likely to try to cut greenhouse gases from steel, cement and other hard-to-clean-up manufacturing.