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Sun, 23 Apr 2017 00:14:46 GMTGathering at the Washington Monument before March for Science on Saturday.Thousands of scientists and science enthusiasts took to the streets in Washington and around the world on Saturday to protest.
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 18:11:43 GMTMarchers taking to the streets in Washington.Visual highlights from the demonstrations in Washington and around the world.
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 14:07:57 GMTAn image from the Cassini spacecraft shows Earth as a point of light between the icy rings of Saturn.The spacecraft is set to venture into the gap between Saturn and its innermost ring 22 times until Sept. 15, then crash into the planet.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:30:15 GMTIn 2007, a researcher observed this whirlwind carrying gypsum crystals in the Chilean desert.The large crystals, and perhaps life forms within, may be scattered around by a whirlwind that a geologist calls a gravel devil.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 18:05:38 GMTNaked 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.
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:13:56 GMTAn oldfield mouse. It’s not just cute: Peromyscus polionotus is monogamous, an unusual trait among mammals.A groundbreaking study has found that genetic variations in mice are linked to parental care and monogamy, the first time such a link has been found in mammals.
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 21:37:20 GMTThe Anderson family making protest signs at home near Salt Lake City. They are planning to attend the March for Science on Saturday in Washington, D.C.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.
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:11:42 GMTAn 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 of suitability for life.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.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:30:02 GMTResearch shows treatment for substance abuse disorders is a great value for society, but many programs have long waiting lists.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:05:32 GMTThe Kitty Hawk Flyer is one of several prototypes being designed by Kitty Hawk, a start-up based in Mountain View, Calif.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.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 22:51:16 GMTThe author and environmentalist Kuki Gallmann in 2006.Kuki Gallmann was wounded in an attack that may be part of a wider problem in which farmers have been terrorized by herders who want more land to graze their animals.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 04:54:41 GMTStudents 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 jagged.”Think you know your racial background? A communications studies project involving ancestry DNA testing has led to interesting conversations on identity.
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 09:00:03 GMTShadow 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.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:31:03 GMTTrump is in charge at a critical moment for keeping climate change in check. We may never recover.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 07:21:11 GMTFinding new ways to cure cancer trumps privacy concerns.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 22:28:08 GMTDr. Robert L. Sadoff in an undated photograph from The Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law.A founder of modern forensic psychiatry, Dr. Sadoff once estimated that he had evaluated as many as 10,000 defendants in criminal cases.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:00:01 GMTNoah Strycker.The renowned birder recommends Ecuador and Uganda, as well as Cape May in New Jersey. His favorite place is the Malheur refuge in Oregon.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 17:58:48 GMTThe Aedes aegypti mosquito, which transmits Zika and other viruses.Climate change is altering the environment in ways that increase the potential for viruses like Zika.
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 19:16:19 GMTA computer-generated image depicts the flyby of asteroid 2014 JO25, which didn’t hit the Earth, but NASA is preparing for one that might.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.
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 18:00:16 GMTA 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 them there.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.
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:00:16 GMTA pretzel made with a new 3-D printing technique that uses fused silica glass.Researchers think 3-D printing may make it cheaper and easier to create glass objects, from skyscraper facades to tiny devices used in research.
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 09:00:03 GMTClimate displacement is becoming one of the world’s most powerful — and destabilizing — geopolitical forces.
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:34:40 GMTSeema Verma, the new Medicare administrator, last week at the White House. She met with health insurers on Tuesday.Insurers have been closely watching as President Trump and congressional lawmakers debate the future of subsidies that help lower deductibles and co-payments.
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 19:47:49 GMTA giant shipworm removed from its tube.It’s actually a clam, it lives on sulfur and researchers have studied a living specimen for the first time.
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 10:08:10 GMTIn this 360° video, get an up-close look at how a dung beetle in Laikipia, Kenya, prepares a meal.
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 09:00:01 GMTLarchmont-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 not.Along parts of the East Coast, the entire system of insuring coastal property is beginning to break down.
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 09:00:02 GMTScientists are investigating whether releasing tons of particulates into the atmosphere might be good for the planet. Not everyone thinks this is a good idea.
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 21:37:23 GMTDemonstrators 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 world.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.
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 21:12:47 GMTThe percentage of scientists aged 55 and older nearly doubled from 1993 to 2008, amid concerns that young researchers are getting crowded out.
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 20:48:23 GMTAdam 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 March.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.
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 20:42:40 GMTAlbert 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 25.A new series on the National Geographic Channel introduces viewers to the man behind the cuddly accent and the curvatures of space-time.
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 19:35:43 GMTBirds that migrate early and start producing offspring may find their nests overtaken by larger birds that nest later, a wildlife biologist says.
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 19:27:09 GMTTujah, the Komodo dragon. Scientists are studying a substance from his blood that has germ-killing abilities.Blood samples from a captive Komodo dragon blood yield molecules that kill bacteria and heal wounds, biochemists find.