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Brett Morgen’s documentary tells her story through footage of Ms. Goodall’s interactions with chimpanzees in what is now Tanzania.
International delegates will gather next month to discuss implementing the Paris agreement, and American negotiators will be there even though the United States has said it will quit the pact.
In general, prosperity brings better health. But economic booms are also associated with air pollution, stress and car accidents.
Recently mushroom hunters have been sharing photos of the fly agaric, which has a reputation for strange and dangerous effects when ingested by other living things.
During the Ptolemaic Period, fluctuations in Nile flooding triggered by eruptions may have led to violent uprisings, researchers report.
From exosolar planets to colliding stars, The Times’s cosmic affairs correspondent introduces readers to the universe they live in.
Seen and heard, the fireball is a stunning breakthrough into kilonovas, bursts of energy believed to produce metals like gold and uranium in the universe.
The ruling, by a federal judge in Texas, is a setback for Allergan, which had transferred the patents to a Mohawk tribe in order to protect them.
Men have long complained about how condoms fit. Now a manufacturer is selling condoms in 60 sizes, in combinations of 10 lengths and nine circumferences.
Fish can get depressed, just like you, and that could make them a good model organism for studying depression in people.
New research shows that the number of eggs a woman has left doesn’t necessarily predict her ability to conceive naturally.
At the Smart Kitchen Summit in Seattle, they talked of appliances that plan, shop, advise — and leave little room for the joy of cooking.
For the first time, astronomers have seen and heard a pair of neutron stars collide in a crucible of cosmic alchemy.
When scientists salvaged recordings from a remote spot in a national park in Alaska, they heard footsteps, sniffs, huffs, a series of crunches, then silence.
Taking childhood trauma into account means asking inmates “What happened to you?” instead of “What is wrong with you?”
Backers of a giant mine promise thousands of jobs, but the plan has provoked one of the most fervent environmental campaigns in Australian history.
A plant conservationist from Syria and his colleagues are safeguarding seeds that might be crucial when more parts of the world become as hot and arid as the Middle East.
The discovery of the Arabic characters in boat graves has raised questions about the influence of Islam in Scandinavia.
No matter how you raise a wolf, you can’t turn it into a dog. To find out why, scientists have to spend a lot of time cuddling and testing puppies.
Fraudulent research and faked peer reviews have led to a humiliating setback for China’s goal of becoming a global leader in scientific research.
Kathleen Hartnett White, who has called global warming a “dogma” and clean energy “parasitic,” was nominated to lead the Council on Environmental Quality.
Scientists aren’t entirely sure how wolves evolved into dogs, but new research into the genetic and social behavior of wolf pups may offer some clues.
Some birds and animals found shelter during recent hurricanes, but many will struggle to live in a changed environment.
The prospects for opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas exploration are better than they have been in years.
The brown garden snail won international fame for a mutation that caused his shell to coil left instead of right, making it difficult to mate with other snails.
An inquiry centered on actions by a New York Congressman who is a majority stockholder in a biotech company.
Humans have long shared a genetic palette for skin pigmentation, slightly tweaked by evolution, scientists report.
DNA analysis of Pre-Columbian human remains suggest natives of South America may not have intermingled with the Polynesians who built the fascinating Moai statues.
Kangaroo rats are so good at leaping away from rattlesnake strikes that they sometimes show off in front of their predators.
By strutting their stuff, kangaroo rats discourage snakes from attacking. Watch their moves and listen to a researcher who is studying these antipredator displays.
With Tropical Storm Ophelia’s transition to Hurricane Ophelia, 2017 became the first year since 1893 in which 10 Atlantic storms in a row reached hurricane strength.
A man fell ill after returning from Madagascar, which is struggling to contain a rash of plague cases. It is the first instance of the outbreak spreading to another country.