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A Total Solar Eclipse Leaves a Nation in Awe

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 00:29:07 GMT

Viewers cheered and howled as they took in the total eclipse in downtown Jackson, Wyo.A total eclipse that crossed the sky from Oregon to South Carolina brought out throngs of spectators, who exulted in seeing the midday sky go briefly dark.

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Eclipse Briefing: The Solar Eclipse: Highlights From Its Path Across the United States

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 00:34:36 GMT

A crowd in Salem, Ore. observed the beginning of the eclipse.For the first time since 1918, an eclipse traveled across the entire United States. Where the weather cooperated, those in the path took in a remarkable show.

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Out There: A Reverie for the Voyager Probes, Humanity’s Calling Cards

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 22:11:58 GMT

Launched 40 years ago, the spacecraft have sailed beyond the solar system, artifacts of a civilization that may be gone before they’re found.

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Matter: A Speedier Way to Catalog Human Cells (All 37 Trillion of Them)

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:59:59 GMT

A light micrograph showing Caenorhabditis elegans, a worm in which scientists used a new method to determine cell types.Many types of cells remain unknown, but researchers have discovered a faster way to group cells by function, paving the way for a complete census.

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Stitching Together Forests Can Help Save Species, Study Finds

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 20:01:03 GMT

A burning forest in Apui, Brazil, this month. Some ecologists wonder if they can slow extinctions by reconnecting fractured habitats with small corridors of forest.As the world’s forests are carved up by roads and farms, the animals in them are vanishing. A simple fix may help.

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Trilobites: Why You Can’t Trust Yourself to Match Photos of Strangers’ Faces

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 21:38:57 GMT

Tested with this and other pairings of comparable difficulty, subjects accepted about 24 percent of fake matches. Novices were conned most easily, the study found, when the two strangers had a similar hairstyle.When people online incorrectly identified a man as a participant at a white nationalist rally, they fell into a common trap of being deceived by similar hairstyles.

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$417 Million Awarded in Suit Tying Johnson’s Baby Powder to Cancer

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 04:12:56 GMT

A Los Angeles jury voted the damages for a medical receptionist who developed ovarian cancer after using Johnson & Johnson’s talc for decades.

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Experience Eclipse Totality

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 00:22:50 GMT

Squeeze in among the crowds and witness the first total solar eclipse to cross the entire continental United States since 1918. An exclusive video by The New York Times in partnership with NOVA/PBS.

Perspectives on the Eclipse

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 00:15:25 GMT

The 2017 solar eclipse seen from up above and down below.

Pictures From the Great American Eclipse

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 23:10:10 GMT

From left, Silvia Hernández, Nicole López and Felipe López watched the sun re-emerge from behind the moon in Jackson, Wyo. on Monday.Visual highlights from Times photographers’ work on the eclipse from across the United States.

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Q&A: Do Animals Overeat in the Wild?

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 22:13:11 GMT

Gluttony can be a survival strategy for some species, scientists say.

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Take a Number: Hospitals Are Clogged With Patients Struggling With Opioids

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 22:05:50 GMT

Recovering drug users and supporters held a rally in New York on Aug. 17 to call for action against a growing epidemic of opioid abuse.As President Trump declares a national emergency, new data indicates hospitalizations for problems linked to prescription and illicit opioid abuse have risen sharply.

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Coal Mining Health Study Is Halted by Interior Department

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 22:17:43 GMT

A mountaintop removal project in Blair, W. Va., a site that was approved by the Army Corps of Engineers, but was reevaluated by the Environmental Protection Agency.The study, begun under the Obama administration, was examining the health and environmental impacts of mountaintop-removal coal mining in Appalachia.

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Missed the Solar Eclipse? You’ll Have Another Chance in 7 Years

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 22:31:32 GMT

Eclipse watchers at Nye Beach in Newport, Ore., on Monday.On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will traverse the United States from Texas to Maine. After that, your next shot won’t be until 2045.

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How Deep Sea Creatures Emit Their Own Light

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 21:00:16 GMT

The depths of the ocean are a lot brighter than you might think. New research from the Monterey Bay Aquarium shows that nearly three quarters of deep sea creatures emit their own light using bioluminescence.

No, Seriously, Don’t Look at the Sun During the Eclipse Without Special Glasses

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 17:25:51 GMT

Reputable vendors of eclipse eyeglasses are required to print their name and address on the glasses or in the packaging, along with instructions and warnings.Here’s how to ensure the eyeglasses you obtained will offer adequate protection before you look at the solar eclipse.

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Before a Solar Eclipse Crosses 14 States, a Great American Road Trip

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:27:25 GMT

Cars lined up on Sunday to get into Grand Teton National Park outside Jackson, Wyo. People are flocking to the area in anticipation of viewing a total solar eclipse on Monday.Traffic and a run on Moon Pies were anticipated in some places as Americans prepared for Monday’s eclipse, the first to move coast to coast in nearly a century.

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Photos: The Eclipse Is Coming. Are You Ready?

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 11:48:45 GMT

On Monday, the moon will blot out the sun. Here’s what people are doing to prepare.

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Wreckage of U.S.S. Indianapolis, Lost for 72 Years, Is Found in the Pacific

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 21:47:14 GMT

The cruiser Indianapolis off Mare Island, Calif., on July 10, 1945, weeks before it was sunk by a Japanese torpedo. Researchers have found its wreckage.A search team led by Paul G. Allen, a founder of Microsoft, found the Navy cruiser, whose sinking is among the worst disasters in American naval history.

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By Degrees: Should You Trust Climate Science? Maybe the Eclipse Is a Clue

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 11:19:41 GMT

At left, observing a solar eclipse in Indonesia in 2016. At right, a depiction of Galileo showing the poet John Milton his telescope.Many Americans will follow the solar eclipse on Monday because of a scientific prediction. But we seem to take some forecasts more seriously than others.

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Trilobites: Taking Photos Won’t Take You Out of the Moment, Study Suggests

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:21:37 GMT

Taking a photo during a solar eclipse in Indonesia in March 2016.Tempted to grab that once-in-a-lifetime eclipse snapshot? Feel free: Taking pictures helps people engage with and remember experiences more deeply, according to new research.

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The Demons of Darkness Will Eat Men, and Other Solar Eclipse Myths

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 11:20:07 GMT

An annular eclipse as seen from Arizona in 2012. Many ancient civilizations saw eclipses as bad omens.Here’s a glimpse at the way that civilizations around the world have understood solar eclipses, and used them to reinforce cultural norms and values.

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Pursuits: Birders and Naturalists Ponder the Fate of the Greater Sage Grouse

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:00:22 GMT

The greater sage grouse is a favorite among birders.The Interior Secretary recently announced that efforts to protect the handsome bird, known for an amazing mating dance, are being reviewed.

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What Happens to Solar Power in an Eclipse? We’ll Find Out Monday

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 11:19:05 GMT

Grid operators will scramble when solar panels go dark — a rare trial run for a future in which the nation will be more reliant on renewable energy.

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How to Stay Sane During a Solar Eclipse

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:00:02 GMT

The terrifying beauty of totality is best confronted in a crowd.

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Trilobites: Researchers Offer Solution to Puzzle of Sea Snakes With Jet-Black Skin

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:25:03 GMT

Researchers have found that turtle-headed sea snakes living closer to humans lose their colored bands to become darker, solid-colored snakes, as a result of pollution.Turtle-headed sea snakes that live closer to humans develop darker skin, which may be like a pollution trap that they shed.

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Some Democrats See Tax Overhaul as a Path to Taxing Carbon

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:39:59 GMT

Senators Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, second from left, and Brian Schatz of Hawaii, third from left, hope to curry bipartisan support for a carbon tax as part of a larger deal on tax reform.Two Senate Democrats are advocating a carbon tax plan that would cut the corporate tax rate as well as greenhouse gas emissions.

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Art Review: How Do You Paint an Eclipse? Work Fast in the Dark

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:45:06 GMT

A 1925 painting by Howard Russell Butler in “Transient Effects: The Solar Eclipses and Celestial Landscapes of Howard Russell Butler,” at the Princeton University Art Museum.In 1918, astronomers invited the artist Howard Russell Butler to record the last total solar eclipse to cross the continental United States.

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Marian C. Diamond, 90, Student of the Brain, Is Dead

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:31:21 GMT

Dr. Diamond studying rats with the psychologist Mark R. Rosenzweig, left, and the biochemist Edward L. Bennett in an undated photograph.Dr. Diamond, a neuroscientist, challenged the long-held assumption that the brain is a static and unchangeable entity and examined Albert Einstein’s.

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Sperm Count in Western Men Has Dropped Over 50 Percent Since 1973, Paper Finds

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:15:41 GMT

Total sperm count among Western men fell 59.3 percent from 1973 to 2011, according to new research.Research that studied semen samples from nearly 43,000 men from 50 countries detected a sharp downward trend that is provoking broad health concerns.

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Meals for Your Eclipse Menu

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 19:37:05 GMT

Crescent cookies are an easy way to celebrate the total solar eclipse.In parts of the United States, the eclipse will occur around lunchtime. Consider planning a picnic. (At least, have a crescent-shaped cookie.)

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Trump Signs Order Rolling Back Environmental Rules on Infrastructure

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:52:43 GMT

President Trump, with Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin and Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao, announcing the “streamlining” of permitting requirements for infrastructure projects.The president said he was streamlining regulations in order to speed construction of infrastructure projects like roads and bridges.

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How to Plan a Last-Minute Eclipse Trip

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 11:22:25 GMT

Successive images of a solar eclipse last year viewed from the beach of Ternate, an island in Indonesia, show the beginning, top left, to the end, bottom right.How to go, where to stay and what to do if you just now decided you wanted to see the total solar eclipse.

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