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11690 Science Ebola Outbreak Reaches Major City in Congo, Renewing Calls for Emergency Order
The year-old outbreak has now reached Goma, a heavily populated city near the border with Rwanda. The W.H.O. will ask experts again to decide whether to issue a declaration that could increase funding to fight the disease spread. [Denise Grady]
11689 Science Deep-Fried Tempura Flakes Are Linked to a Series of Sushi Restaurant Fires
Fire officials say the crunchy mix can spontaneously combust and should be handled properly. [Neil Vigdor]
11688 Science Britain’s £50 Note Will Honor Computing Pioneer Alan Turing
During his lifetime, the mathematician and computer pioneer’s reputation was overshadowed by a conviction under Britain’s Victorian laws against homosexuality, and his war work remained a secret until decades later. [Amie Tsang]
11687 Science Is It Time to Play With Spaceships Again?
After 50 years of Apollo nostalgia, we have yet to fully answer the central question: Why send humans into space? [Dennis Overbye]
11686 Science > Space & Cosmos ‘Storm Area 51’ Facebook Plan Has a Million Supporters. It’s a Joke, Kind Of.
A Facebook post invited people to swarm the secretive military base in Nevada on Sept. 20. The Air Force said they’d better not. [Jacey Fortin]
11685 Science The Sun Will be With You Shortly
Exactly when you see a sunrise or sunset depends on local factors that scientists can’t always include in their calculations. [C. Claiborne Ray]
11684 Science Lion Bones Are Profitable for Breeders, and Poachers
An American ban on trophies may have contributed to a growing trade in lion skeletons. [Rachel Nuwer]
11683 Science After Delay of Chandrayaan-2 Launch, Indians Are Disappointed but Confident
The country had been watching, eager for India to seize its place in space with a lunar landing. Scientists say the mission is still on — they just don’t know when. [Jeffrey Gettleman]
11682 Science India’s Shooting for the Moon, and the Country Is Pumped
The country’s plans to launch an uncrewed rover into space were delayed at the last moment, but it is determined to join a select group of nations. [Jeffrey Gettleman]
11681 Science ‘Mundos Alternos,’ Where Other Worlds Come to Life
Science fiction illuminates reality by imagining the unreal in a mind-bending show at the Queens Museum. [Will Heinrich]
11680 Science India’s Going to the Moon, and the Country Is Pumped
The country's plans to launch an unmanned rover into space were delayed at the last moment. But it is determined to join a select group of nations. [Jeffrey Gettleman]
11679 Science India’s Chandrayaan-2 Moon Launch Is Delayed
The country’s hopes to become the fourth to land on the moon were put on hold Monday. [Kenneth Chang]
11678 Science Driverless Cars Are Taking Longer Than We Expected. Here’s Why.
Automatic braking and lane-departure warnings are on the road, but a lot of work remains before self-driving cars become a reality. [Clyde Haberman]
11677 Science Messages on the Moon From a World Turned Upside Down
Our journey to the moon took us a long way from Earth, but it was always tangled up with power politics here on the ground. [Ken Liu]
11676 Science Urinary Tract Infections Affect Millions. The Cures Are Faltering.
As the infections become increasingly resistant to antibiotics, some standard treatments no longer work for an ailment that was once easily cured. [Matt Richtel]
11675 Science Imagining the Moon
The moon in art has changed from symbol to something real, but that hasn’t changed our will to see it. [Shannon Stirone]
11674 Science Two Magical Places That Sent Apollo 11 to the Moon and Back
They’ve nearly vanished, but hubs in Southern California and on Long Island played key roles in the lunar race. [Kenneth Chang]
11673 Science Climate Change Fills Storms With More Rain, Analysis Shows
The Gulf Coast is being inundated with rain and preparing for possible landfall of a tropical storm. A study of recent hurricanes found that climate change increased rainfall by up to 9 percent. [Kendra Pierre-Louis]
11672 Science Manhattanhenge July 2019 Day 2: When and Where to Watch
After getting rained out in May, many New Yorkers got to take “the best sunset picture of the year” on Friday. They’ll get a second chance on Saturday. [Nicholas St. Fleur]
11671 Science Why Everyone Wants to Go Back to the Moon
Something of a new lunar race is underway, but the motivations differ from what put men on its surface 50 years ago. [Kenneth Chang]
11670 Science E.P.A. Plans to Curtail the Ability of Communities to Oppose Pollution Permits
The agency is preparing to weaken rules that, for a quarter-century, have given communities a voice in deciding how much industrial pollution may legally be released nearby. [Coral Davenport]
11669 Science Fernando Corbató, a Father of Your Computer (and Your Password), Dies at 93
In a breakthrough in the 1960s, he showed that computers could be used interactively with quick results, and also made secure from others’ using them. [Katie Hafner]
11668 Science In Hawaii, Rat Lungworm Disease Infects People but Eludes Researchers
A brain-invading parasite has made nearly 100 people sick in Hawaii in the last decade. How worried should health officials be? [Knvul Sheikh]
11667 Science A Burning Lava Lake Concealed by a Volcano’s Glacial Ice
Persistent pools of lava are quite rare on Earth, and it took years of satellite images to find this one. [Robin George Andrews]
11666 Science Rene Favaloro, a Pioneering Surgeon, Is Honored in Today’s Google Doodle
Dr. Favaloro, a leader in heart-bypass surgery and a revered figure in Argentina, died in 2000. [Eric Nagourney]
11665 Science Neglected After Apollo, the Moon Comes Back Around
Something of a new lunar race is underway, but the motivations differ from what put men on the moon 50 years ago. [Kenneth Chang]
11664 Science Manhattanhenge July 2019: When and Where to Watch
It got rained out in May, but you’ll get another chance to take “the best sunset picture of the year” in New York on Friday and Saturday. [Nicholas St. Fleur]
11663 Science Your Apollo 11-Inspired Guide to Eclipses, Supermoons and More Lunar Events
Eclipses, supermoons and other astronomical highlights to look forward to, years into the future. [Nicholas St. Fleur]
11662 Science Climate Change Fills Hurricanes With More Rain, Analysis Shows
The Gulf Coast is being inundated with rain and preparing for possible landfall of a tropical storm. A study of recent hurricanes found that climate change increased rainfall by up to 9 percent. [Kendra Pierre-Louis]
11661 Science Life in a City Without Water: Anxious, Exhausting and Sweaty
A weak monsoon and years of draining groundwater have parched Chennai, a city of nearly five million people on the southeastern coast of India. [Somini Sengupta]