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    Q&A: In Nature, Cockroaches Don’t Die Belly Up

    Q&A: In Nature, Cockroaches Don’t Die Belly Up


    The supine position disgusted homeowners often find them in is a result of two domestic features: insecticides and flat...

    The supine position disgusted homeowners often find them in is a result of two domestic features: insecticides and flat floors.
    Trump’s Proposed Budget Cuts Trouble Bioterrorism Experts

    Trump’s Proposed Budget Cuts Trouble Bioterrorism Experts


    Testing blood samples for the Zika virus last year at a C.D.C. lab in San Juan, P.R. The agency would see an overall 17 percent funding cut under the president’s proposed...

    One aspect of national security would be shortchanged in the president’s budget proposal: protecting against deadly pathogens, man-made or natural.
    NASA’s Jupiter Mission Reveals the ‘Brand-New and Unexpected’

    NASA’s Jupiter Mission Reveals the ‘Brand-New and Unexpected’


    Multiple images combined show Jupiter’s south pole, as seen by NASA’s Juno spacecraft from an altitude of 32,000 miles. The oval features are...

    Observations taken from the first few orbits of the Juno spacecraft provide a glimpse of the interior, the poles and the equator of the solar system’s largest planet.
    Atlantic Hurricane Season Is Expected to Be Busy

    Atlantic Hurricane Season Is Expected to Be Busy


    Cocoa Beach, Fla., was hit by Hurricane Matthew, one of four named storms last year that were Category 3 or...

    The season, which runs from June 1 through Nov. 30, is likely to produce 11 to 17 named storms, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says.
    Looking for Trump’s Climate Policy? Try the Energy Department

    Looking for Trump’s Climate Policy? Try the Energy Department


    Iowa farmland. Historically, the Energy Department has nurtured innovation in the search for new power sources. Now that is in...

    The president’s proposed reductions to the department’s research may have a greater impact on climate change than the Paris accord decision.
    Google’s A.I. Program Rattles Chinese Go Master as It Wins Match

    Google’s A.I. Program Rattles Chinese Go Master as It Wins Match


    The Chinese Go master Ke Jie during his second game against AlphaGo, an artificial intelligence program, in Wuzhen, near Shanghai, on...

    A Google program called AlphaGo won a best-of-three match against a Chinese Go master, rattling his nerves and showing the power of new artificial intelligence technologies.
    Trilobites: The Science Behind the Flamingo’s One-Legged Stance

    Trilobites: The Science Behind the Flamingo’s One-Legged Stance


    An Andean flamingo in Chile’s Antofagasta region. A new study provides insight into the mechanics of the birds’ one-legged...

    Flamingos don’t appear to need to flex their muscles to maintain their classic one-legged posture, a new study suggests.
    Rare Gene Mutations Inspire New Heart Drugs

    Rare Gene Mutations Inspire New Heart Drugs


    Anna Feurer learned she had unusually low triglyceride levels after having bloodwork at a corporate health fair. The discovery prompted researchers to recruit her and her family for a research study of their genetic...

    Some people carry gene mutations that leave them nearly impervious to heart attacks. Learning how these mutations work has led to a novel experimental treatment.
    Neil Armstrong’s Moon Bag Could Fetch $4 Million at Auction

    Neil Armstrong’s Moon Bag Could Fetch $4 Million at Auction


    A bag used by the astronaut Neil Armstrong to bring lunar rocks home from the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. It will be auctioned, likely for millions of dollars, by Sotheby’s in...

    The bag, which contains traces of priceless moon dust, has been on a wild ride for the half-century since it came back on the Apollo 11.

    Feather Fancy


    The likes and dislikes of females produced a lot of different looking species of southern capuchino...

    The likes and dislikes of females produced a lot of different looking species of southern capuchino seedeaters.
    Fighting Trump on Climate, California Becomes a Global Force

    Fighting Trump on Climate, California Becomes a Global Force


    A Los Angeles interchange. California can write its own auto emissions standards because of a waiver granted under the Clean Air...

    The state has been at the leading edge of the resistance to President Trump. But of all the battles, none have the global implications of climate change.

    Inside the Svalbard Global Seed Vault


    The Svalbard Global Seed Vault, a safeguard of the world’s most important crops, flooded after permafrost surrounding the entrance thawed in Norway. Look inside in 360...

    The Svalbard Global Seed Vault, a safeguard of the world’s most important crops, flooded after permafrost surrounding the entrance thawed in Norway. Look inside in 360 degrees.
    Trump Budget Proposes Deep Cuts in Energy Innovation Programs

    Trump Budget Proposes Deep Cuts in Energy Innovation Programs


    President Trump’s budget proposes a major restructuring of the way electricity is bought and sold in Western states, which rely on hydroelectric power generated by government structures like the Hoover Dam in...

    The spending plan also calls for raising billions of dollars by opening up public lands to oil and gas drilling and selling oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.
    Cuts to AIDS Treatment Programs Could Cost a Million Lives

    Cuts to AIDS Treatment Programs Could Cost a Million Lives


    A health worker testing a patient for H.I.V. in Homa Bay County,...

    Researchers said at least one million people would die worldwide if the Trump administration’s proposed funding cuts to public health programs were enacted.
    Proposed Rules Would Allow U.S. to Track and Destroy Drones

    Proposed Rules Would Allow U.S. to Track and Destroy Drones


    Organic farmers in Colorado use a camera-equipped drone to survey their fields. The Trump administration is seeking the authority to track and destroy any type of drone over domestic...

    Citing security threats, the Trump administration has asked Congress to give the federal government sweeping powers regarding drones over domestic soil.
    U.S. Forests Shifting With Climate Change

    U.S. Forests Shifting With Climate Change


    Joyce Kilmer Memorial park in Snowbird,...

    A warmer, wetter climate is helping push dozens of Eastern U.S. trees to the north and, surprisingly, west, a new study finds.
    Trilobites: These Baby Mice Were Born From Sperm That Went to Space

    Trilobites: These Baby Mice Were Born From Sperm That Went to Space


    Mouse sperm, freeze-dried and in flown space for nine months, was successfully used to fertilize eggs, creating healthy litters of “space pups,” researchers from Japan are...

    Although tests did find slightly increased DNA damage, compared with freeze-dried earth sperm, the space version did the job when it came to fertilizing eggs.
    U.S. Nuclear History Offers Clues to North Korea’s Progress

    U.S. Nuclear History Offers Clues to North Korea’s Progress


    An unidentified rocket, reported to be a Hwasong-type missile similar to the one used in a May 14, 2017, test launch, was part of a military parade in Pyongyang, North Korea, last...

    Clues suggest the North is developing thermonuclear fuels, particularly to enhance its atom bombs.
    Some Social Scientists Are Tired of Asking for Permission

    Some Social Scientists Are Tired of Asking for Permission


    New federal rules may make it easier for researchers to conduct behavioral experiments. Critics worry that academics cannot judge whether their studies are...

    New federal rules may make it easier for researchers to conduct behavioral experiments. Critics worry that academics cannot judge whether their studies are harmful.
    Q&A: A Taste for Poison in Warmer Climates?

    Q&A: A Taste for Poison in Warmer Climates?


    Greater diversity in the tropics may give the appearance that animals there rely on venom...

    Greater diversity in the tropics may give the appearance that animals there rely on venom more.