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The Oklahoma congressman’s nomination languished for more than seven months as senators raised objections to his record, and now additional concerns have been raised.
The autism researcher collaborated with the Third Reich and actively assisted in the killing of disabled children, a new report says.
“The Senses: Design Beyond Vision” at the Cooper Hewitt asks visitors to consider sound, taste and smell.
The Bajau, who spend most of their time on the ocean, are among the best divers in the world. Evolution is remaking them, a new study finds.
New data suggests progress in efforts to curb the epidemic but raises questions about whether tightened prescribing may be leading some people to heroin and fentanyl.
Jérôme Hamon, a bookseller who has a genetic disease, underwent a second transplant after his body rejected the first because he had taken an antibiotic for a cold.
Nearly 9,000 readers wrote to The Times to talk about their use of antidepressants. Here’s what we learned.
Our correspondent in San Francisco answers readers’ questions about the risks facing the Bay Area when the Big One hits.
A huge heat wave killed 30 percent of the reef’s coral in 2016, and continuously high temperatures are preventing its recovery.
The spacecraft will scan the sky for planets orbiting nearby star systems, another step in the long search for signs of life in the Milky Way. The launch on Wednesday was postponed from Monday.
The space rock crashed in a desert in Sudan in 2008, and the flaws in its embedded minerals are like nothing seen in today’s solar system.
A molecular biologist has turned a childhood obsession with a common beetle into a scientific quest.
Researchers in Singapore explained how they created a robot that could devise and execute a plan to put together an Ikea chair.
Local governments in California and New York City have sued oil and gas giants. Now Boulder and two Colorado counties have joined the fight.
A new online citizen science questionnaire is a brain teaser for people who think they’re good at guessing the breeds in the genetic makeup of a mutt.
One of the greatest concentrations of birds of prey in the world can be found among the towering rock formations and thick forests of Matobo National Park.
Agriculture could pull carbon out of the air and into the soil — but it would mean a whole new way of thinking about how to tend the land.
Growing up in Queensland means understanding the difference between hot, stinking hot and unbearably hot.
Columbia University researchers analyzed feces from city mice and found bacteria, drug-resistant bugs and viruses never seen before.
At least 12 types of rove beetle have evolved to convince ants and termites that it is one of them, all the while stealing their food and eating their young.
In “Maker of Patterns,” the renowned physicist presents his correspondence, revealing observations about the great minds of the 20th century.
Adding immunotherapy to standard chemo treatments can halve the risk of death for people with the most common type of lung cancer, a new study shows.
Scientists have made astonishing discoveries about the nature and evolution of friendship. Without it, humans suffer significant physical and emotional damage.
Viruses shape the ecology of the planet, but scientists still have only a rudimentary understanding of the microbial impacts on animals, plants and ecosystems.
As mining and development projects shrink the country’s forests, animals in search of food have been forced to wander farther from their natural habitats.
NASA’s TESS spacecraft will spend two years searching the sky for nearby alien worlds.
Friendship generally is regarded as an unalloyed good. But scientists have found it also can be a conspiracy, a way to separate “us” from “them.”
“Yes, there is still radiation here,” Australia’s only nuclear tour guide says of Maralinga, where the Australian and British governments dropped seven bombs between 1956 and 1963.
An egg farm in Hyde County, N.C., is the likely source of a salmonella outbreak that has sickened 22 people. Eggs from the farm may have reached nine states, officials said.
Researchers are studying a promising drug that could block the delivery of opioids from blood to brain, giving addicts a path to recovery.
The herd of southern mountain caribou, the last in the contiguous United States, has dwindled to three animals. Conservationists attribute the decline to development in Canada.
No one has died in the outbreak, though 35 have been infected, including three people who have developed a type of kidney failure, officials say.
An aggressive typhoid strain, resistant to five types of antibiotics, is expected to replace other endemic strains worldwide. It could evolve to become untreatable.
A new study suggests that brow ridges probably didn’t evolve for practical reasons, but for sometimes subtle communications.
Using loggerhead genetics, researchers traced the routes of turtles that return decades after birth to nest near their original homes.