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    No Longer a Dream: Silicon Valley Takes On the Flying Car

    No Longer a Dream: Silicon Valley Takes On the Flying Car


    The Kitty Hawk Flyer is one of several prototypes being designed by Kitty Hawk, a start-up based in Mountain View,...

    This isn’t science fiction. A number of start-ups as well as big aerospace firms are trying to build personal aircraft you could fly around town.
    DNA Tests, and Sometimes Surprising Results

    DNA Tests, and Sometimes Surprising Results


    Students at West Chester University in Pennsylvania have volunteered to take part in ancestry DNA testing. Anita Foeman, a communications professor, says she has found that conversations around race are “complicated and...

    Think you know your racial background? A communications studies project involving ancestry DNA testing has led to interesting conversations on identity.

    Meet Three Scientists Ready to March


    Shadow three scientists as they work with wolves and butterflies, DNA and tide pools before they attend one of the March for Science demonstrations around the...

    Shadow three scientists as they work with wolves and butterflies, DNA and tide pools before they attend one of the March for Science demonstrations around the country.
    The Planet Can’t Stand This Presidency

    The Planet Can’t Stand This Presidency


    Trump is in charge at a critical moment for keeping climate change in check. We may never...

    Trump is in charge at a critical moment for keeping climate change in check. We may never recover.

    ScienceTake: No Oxygen? The Naked Mole Rat Might Not Care


    Naked mole rats flip a metabolic switch to last for hours in oxygen levels that would kill other mammals. They can last 18 minutes with zero...

    Naked mole rats flip a metabolic switch to last for hours in oxygen levels that would kill other mammals. They can last 18 minutes with zero oxygen.
    Asteroid Misses Earth Narrowly, by Cosmic Standards

    Asteroid Misses Earth Narrowly, by Cosmic Standards


    A computer-generated image depicts the flyby of asteroid 2014 JO25, which didn’t hit the Earth, but NASA is preparing for one that...

    The asteroid, 2014 JO25, which is approximately 2,000 feet end-to-end, was about 1.1 million miles away when it passed by on Wednesday morning.
    Trillions of Plastic Bits, Swept Up by Current, Are Littering Arctic Waters

    Trillions of Plastic Bits, Swept Up by Current, Are Littering Arctic Waters


    A photo collage of plastic fragments found in the Arctic Ocean by the research team. A study published Wednesday shows a major ocean current is carrying trillions of bits of plastic from the North Atlantic to the Greenland and Barents seas, and leaving...

    A new study found that a major ocean current is carrying plastic from the North Atlantic to the Greenland and Barents seas, and leaving it there.
    A New Exoplanet May Be Most Promising Yet in Search for Life

    A New Exoplanet May Be Most Promising Yet in Search for Life


    An artist’s impression of the newly discovered rocky exoplanet. The exoplanet is close enough that astronomers are hopeful that with the next generation of big telescopes, they will be able to probe its atmosphere for signs of water or other evidence...

    The planet, about 40 light years from Earth, is close enough that astronomers hope they will someday be able to probe its atmosphere for signs of water or other evidence of suitability for life.

    Dinner With a Dung Beetle


    In this 360° video, get an up-close look at how a dung beetle in Laikipia, Kenya, prepares a...

    In this 360° video, get an up-close look at how a dung beetle in Laikipia, Kenya, prepares a meal.
    The Climate Issue: When Rising Seas Transform Risk Into Certainty

    The Climate Issue: When Rising Seas Transform Risk Into Certainty


    Larchmont-Edgewater, a Norfolk, Va., neighborhood frequently plagued by floods. The house in the center has been raised above flood levels; the one at left has...

    Along parts of the East Coast, the entire system of insuring coastal property is beginning to break down.
    Scientists and Activists Look Beyond the March for Science

    Scientists and Activists Look Beyond the March for Science


    Demonstrators gathered last month in front of the White House after President Trump rolled back many of President Obama’s climate-change policies. On Saturday, marches for science are expected in more than 500 cities across the...

    On Saturday scientists and their advocates are expected to fill streets in more than 500 cities. But what they do next is just as important.
    The March for Science: Why Some Are Going, and Some Will Sit Out

    The March for Science: Why Some Are Going, and Some Will Sit Out


    The Anderson family making protest signs at home near Salt Lake City. They are planning to attend the March for Science on Saturday in Washington,...

    In remarks submitted to The Times, some said the president’s posture toward science demanded a response, but others worried about the politicization of science.
    Take a Number: Ranks of Scientists Aging Faster Than Other Workers

    Take a Number: Ranks of Scientists Aging Faster Than Other Workers


    The percentage of scientists aged 55 and older nearly doubled from 1993 to 2008, amid concerns that young researchers are getting crowded...

    The percentage of scientists aged 55 and older nearly doubled from 1993 to 2008, amid concerns that young researchers are getting crowded out.
    A California Court for Young Adults Calls on Science

    A California Court for Young Adults Calls on Science


    Adam Lipson, a public defender, looked on as a participant in San Francisco’s Young Adult Court addressed Judge Bruce E. Chan at a session in...

    San Francisco’s Young Adult Court, created in 2015, is based on recent research suggesting that brain development extends beyond age 18, into the 20s.
    Out There: ‘Genius’ Unravels the Mysteries of Einstein’s Universe

    Out There: ‘Genius’ Unravels the Mysteries of Einstein’s Universe


    Albert Einstein at the opening of the Jewish Pavilion at the World’s Fair in Queens in 1939. “Genius,” a new 10-part series about Einstein, will premiere on the National Geographic Channel on April...

    A new series on the National Geographic Channel introduces viewers to the man behind the cuddly accent and the curvatures of space-time.
    Q&A: Avian Housing Wars: Competition for Nesting Spots

    Q&A: Avian Housing Wars: Competition for Nesting Spots


    Birds that migrate early and start producing offspring may find their nests overtaken by larger birds that nest later, a wildlife biologist...

    Birds that migrate early and start producing offspring may find their nests overtaken by larger birds that nest later, a wildlife biologist says.