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Alison McAlpine’s experimental feature tries to film an essentially unfilmable subject: the night sky above the Atacama Desert in Chile.
With such enormous bodies, elephants should be particularly prone to tumors. But an ancient gene in their DNA, somehow resurrected, seems to shield the animals.
Experimental gene therapies have yielded promising results in early trials. But the drugs have left some patients wary, worried that success will not last.
A division of the U.S. Forest Service is studying fire behavior as the blazes in the West become hotter and spread faster than ever before.
The new psychological approach targets anxiety, PTSD and other mental disorders. Fewer people drop out with short-term treatment, and relief is quicker.
There’s a lot we don’t know about the sun and its power, and this mission will help to fill in the blanks in the years to come. A second launch attempt on Sunday is possible.
The spacecraft, which NASA says will “touch the sun,” was carried from the launchpad atop three columns of flame early on Sunday morning.
How the microbiologist Carl Woese fundamentally changed the way we think about evolution and the origins of life.
The well-regarded science writer took up poker while researching a book. Now she’s on the professional circuit.
With a sophisticated new algorithm, scientists have found a way to forecast an individual’s risks for five deadly diseases.
Ambassador Todd C. Chapman said that allegations he pressured the country by threatening trade sanctions and withdrawal of military aid were “patently false.”
Eugene N. Parker predicted the existence of solar wind in 1958. The NASA spacecraft is the first named for a living person.
The eggs weren’t viable, but officials at a wildlife reserve in Britain gave the tropical birds chicks from a related species to raise as their own.
The clash over the proposal exposes the tensions within the E.P.A. over the Trump administration’s efforts to roll back environmental regulations.
The package landed on a New Jersey field with a note assuring that the device was not a bomb and wishing the president a “great round of golf.”
Mr. Rabinowitz made it his life’s mission to preserve lions, tigers, leopards and cheetahs after childhood encounters with a jaguar at the Bronx Zoo
Kristjan Loftsson’s company is the last one in the world still hunting fin whales. His credo: “If it’s sustainable, you hunt.”
Many religious health care institutions do not make it clear up front what procedures they won’t perform, a New York Times analysis shows.
NASA’s Parker Solar Probe will fly through the punishing heat of the sun’s outer atmosphere.
The ruling by a federal appeals court was a major setback for the pesticide industry, which had successfully lobbied the Trump administration to reject a ban.
Vice President Mike Pence gave details about President Trump’s plan to create a military force for space. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is now onboard with the plan.
An amateur fossil hunter at first found a single shark tooth. It led to signs of a prehistoric shark feast.
Dolphins, manatees, sea lions, elephant seals and other animals no longer produce an enzyme that protects land mammals against harmful chemicals, including some pesticides.
Members of the American Psychological Association voted against allowing psychologists to resume work at certain detention centers like the one in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.
The deep red gems have long been found marred with internal markings. Researchers propose a new explanation involving fungal microorganisms who have found a nice place to live.
A public interest group tested 27 back-to-school products and found dangerous chemicals in four of them.
Some researchers think mechanical brushes aren’t just some spa amenity for dairy cows — they’re important to the animal’s well-being.
They also earn less allowance, suggesting that the gender inequality in pay begins at home, and early in life. But there are signs the gap is narrowing.