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Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin to Partner With 3 Companies on NASA Moon Lander
The start-up launched by the Amazon founder will work with three older space companies in its bid to carry American astronauts back to the lunar surface. 2019-10-23 00:58:18Kenneth Chang

The Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Acidified the Ocean in a Flash
The Chicxulub event was as damaging to life in the oceans as it was to creatures on land, a study shows. 2019-10-21 19:00:08Lucas Joel

The Loudest Bird in the World Has a Song Like a Pile Driver
When a mate approaches a male white bellbird in the Amazon, he whips around and sings his piercing tune right in her face. 2019-10-22 15:38:01Cara Giaimo

How the Butterfly Discovered Daylight
Nocturnal moths evolved into daytime butterflies not to escape bats, as biologists once thought, but to enjoy an abundant new drink: the nectar of flowering plants. 2019-10-21 19:24:54Nicholas Wade

Carl Safina Is Certain Your Dog Loves You
Animals have rich emotional lives, the ecologist argues. The evidence is “right in front of your eyes.” 2019-10-21 15:25:02Claudia Dreifus

Quantum Computing Is Coming, Bit by Qubit
With transmons and entanglement, scientists strive to put subatomic weirdness to work on the human scale. 2019-10-22 16:41:37Dennis Overbye

Add ‘Pseudo Thumb’ to the Aye-Aye Lemur’s Bizarre Anatomy
Hiding in the weird creature’s palm was something that scientists had missed. 2019-10-21 12:00:09JoAnna Klein

Why NASA’s First All-Women Spacewalk Made History
Two women on Earth, Jessica Bennett and Mary Robinette Kowal, had a chat about two women astronauts in medium-sized spacesuits. 2019-10-19 00:02:45Jessica Bennett and Mary Robinette Kowal

A Nazi Version of DDT Was Forgotten. Could It Help Fight Malaria?
Scientists have rediscovered a compound developed by German researchers during World War II. It appears to be more effective and perhaps safer than DDT. 2019-10-22 05:11:09Kenneth Chang

Black Scientists Held Back by Perceptions of Their Priorities
New research suggests “hard/lab science” is valued over “patient-focused science” in awarding research grants. 2019-10-23 09:39:09Emma Goldberg

Google Claims a Quantum Breakthrough That Could Change Computing
Scientists at a company lab said they had taken a big step toward creating a machine that would make today’s supercomputers look like toys. 2019-10-23 09:10:17Cade Metz

That New Alzheimer’s Drug? Don’t Get Your Hopes Up Yet
After declaring aducanumab a failure, the manufacturer now says the drug may help slow cognitive decline in certain patients. Some experts are skeptical. 2019-10-22 20:48:48Gina Kolata

How Children Get Hooked on Sugary Drinks
Misleading marketing and labeling may confuse parents about the health value of many juices, a new report finds. 2019-10-23 03:20:41Andrew Jacobs

Trump Administration Moves to Lift Protections for Fish and Divert Water to Farms
The Trump administration eased protections on a small California fish, allowing water to be diverted from its estuary habitat to large Central Valley farms. 2019-10-23 05:51:41Coral Davenport

Fossil Fuels on Trial: New York’s Lawsuit Against Exxon Begins
After four years of investigation and finger-pointing, a trial about whether Exxon Mobil misled investors about the financial risks of climate change begins on Tuesday. 2019-10-22 21:55:28John Schwartz

The World Can Make More Water From the Sea, but at What Cost?
As more places face a scarcity of fresh water, desalination is seen as a possible answer.  But energy and financial requirements limit how widely it can be used. 2019-10-23 04:09:29Henry Fountain and Jamie McGregor Smith

What Causes a Mysterious Paralysis in Children? Researchers Find Viral Clues
In one study, nearly 70 percent of children with the disease had antibodies to common enteroviruses that usually produce mild effects but can sometimes cause neurological problems. 2019-10-21 15:00:12Pam Belluck

$260 Million Opioid Settlement Reached at Last Minute With Big Drug Companies
The deal involves large pharmaceutical distributors and Teva, resolving cases that sought redress from the devastation caused by two decades of opioid abuse. 2019-10-21 20:41:47Jan Hoffman

Be Humble, and Proudly, Psychologists Say
Humility is not the boldest of personality traits, but it’s an important one, studies find. And it’s hard to fake. 2019-10-21 09:00:20Benedict Carey

Steps to Prevent Dementia May Mean Taking Actual Steps
Brain-training apps can’t match the several ways that exercise benefits the mind, research shows. 2019-10-21 09:00:05Austin Frakt

Dr. Bernard Fisher, Who Revolutionized Breast Cancer Treatment, Dies at 101
He brought an end to the routine use of the debilitating radical mastectomy. He later battled false allegations of scientific misconduct. 2019-10-19 23:54:33Denise Gellene

Hikers Find Mystery Skeleton on Remote Mountain in California
The remnants of shoes and a belt found with the bones may offer investigators useful clues. 2019-10-20 17:20:41Heather Murphy

New Energy Secretary Fits Trend: Cabinet Dominated by Lobbyists
President Trump said he would “drain the swamp,” but with the elevation of a former auto lobbyist to be energy secretary, he is sticking to the trend of filling his cabinet with Washington insiders. 2019-10-18 21:47:01Lisa Friedman

W.H.O. Continues Emergency Status for Ebola Outbreak in Congo
New cases are down to 15 a week from a high of 128 in April, but outbreaks are still popping up in remote and dangerous mining areas. 2019-10-18 21:49:43Donald G. McNeil Jr.

Zantac Recall Widens as Sanofi Pulls Its Drug Over Carcinogen Fears
The company’s announcement follows decisions by Walgreens, CVS and others to remove the drug from their shelves and after other manufacturers recalled their products. 2019-10-18 18:07:34Katie Thomas

A ‘Menopause Champion’ at Work? Yes. You Also Get Paid Leave.
A British broadcaster says its new menopause policy will help free up a “taboo” subject and close what has been called the “gender pain gap.” 2019-10-18 16:10:05Anna Schaverien

NASA Astronauts Complete the First All-Female Spacewalk
Jessica Meir and Christina Koch ventured outside the International Space Station on Friday to replace a power controller. 2019-10-18 21:22:21Karen Zraick

Una olvidada versión nazi del DDT podría ayudar a combatir la malaria
Científicos han redescubierto un compuesto desarrollado por investigadores alemanes durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial. Parece ser más efectivo y quizás más seguro que el DDT. 2019-10-18 19:35:34Kenneth Chang

Parents Should Limit Sports Participation for Children, Trainers Say
Young athletes are practicing too hard in just one sport, increasing the risk of injuries and burnout. New guidelines urge parents to reduce the intensity. 2019-10-17 21:28:25Roni Caryn Rabin

Lee Botts, Champion of the Great Lakes, Is Dead at 91
Her environmental work touched practically every drop of water and every mile of shoreline in the Great Lakes basin and educated numerous people in its ecology. 2019-10-18 16:37:00Keith Schneider

In Oregon Wine Country, One Farmer’s Battle to Save the Soil
Agriculture can play a leading role in combating climate change and reversing ecological damage. Mimi Casteel is showing one way to get it done. 2019-10-17 20:07:46Eric Asimov

Juul Suspends Online Sales of Flavored E-Cigarettes
Facing multiple inquiries into its marketing practices and its role in the rise of teenage vaping, the company suspended internet access to mango, cucumber and other pods. 2019-10-17 21:51:43Sheila Kaplan

Bank Regulators Present a Dire Warning of Financial Risks From Climate Change
The San Francisco Fed warned that banks, communities and homeowners face significant financial risk from climate change and offered proposals for banks to do more to help. 2019-10-17 22:05:39Christopher Flavelle

Taking Ayahuasca When You’re a Senior Citizen
Some older adults are dabbling in this powerful psychedelic, which is mostly illegal in the United States. 2019-10-21 19:05:36Casey Schwartz

Court Blocks Trump’s Plan to Ease Bird Protections on Oil Lands
A federal judge has blocked the Trump administration's plans to ease protections on an iconic western bird's habitat -- and open it to oil and gas exploration. 2019-10-17 00:32:40Lisa Friedman

Despite Their Promises, Giant Energy Companies Burn Away Vast Amounts of Natural Gas
Exxon, Marathon, BP and others are flaring natural gas, a wasteful practice with consequences in the fight against climate change, at a record pace.  2019-10-17 16:11:35Hiroko Tabuchi

Sutter Health to Settle Antitrust Lawsuit
The hospital group in California was accused of using its market dominance to demand higher prices for health care. 2019-10-16 20:29:21Reed Abelson

This Is the Free Jumpsuit You’ll Get With a $250,000 Ticket to Space
Virgin Galactic’s space tourists will wear the outfits, which would look at home on the bridge of the starship Enterprise. 2019-10-17 00:37:21Kenneth Chang

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