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Scientists have developed an explanation for one of the most striking features of Enceladus, an ocean world that has the right ingredients for life.
The new research helps explain how sponges, and coral reef ecosystems, survive with limited nutrients.
This weekend an ice cube from beyond our solar system made its closest approach to the sun, trailing mystery and dust.
The Indian space agency has been tight-lipped about the fate of Vikram, but crowdsourcing and NASA’s openness led to its discovery.
The world’s forests are being carved into pieces. In tropical regions, animals are likely to pay a heavy price.
When it comes to race, “It’s always like ‘O.K., but now we’re going to start the lesson on peas,’’’ a biology teacher said. A study will test a new approach.
After a bone marrow transplant, a man with leukemia found that his donor’s DNA traveled to unexpected parts of his body. A crime lab is now studying the case.
No one knows why. A rodeo was in town but denied any connection. The Las Vegas police said it “does not appear to be a police matter at this time.”
Researchers hope the findings will improve conservation efforts, as some killer whale populations have dwindled and become endangered.
A senior Interior Department official broke ethics rules when he met with his former employer to discuss Interior business, the inspector general said.
It was another very warm year in the region, leading to low winter sea ice and growing concerns over sea level rise.
A state judge ruled in favor of Exxon Mobil in a lawsuit claiming the company committed fraud in its accounting for the costs of climate change.
In Australia’s vast interior, rivers and lakes are disappearing. “We’re starting to glimpse what the future is going to be like,” one scientist said.
In this week’s Tripped Up column, Sarah Firshein investigates the rights that airplane passengers with allergies have when flying. (Not as many as they should.)
A new report found that oxygen levels in the world’s oceans declined by 2 percent over 50 years, threatening marine life around the planet.
Audrey Mash got caught in a snowstorm while hiking in the Pyrenees. Doctors say she experienced the longest period of cardiac arrest that a patient has survived in Spain.
American pigs are raised on a liberal diet of antibiotics, fueling the rise of resistant germs. Danish pork producers are proving there’s a better way.
While e-cigarettes are still the most popular, teenagers are also smoking other items like cigarillos — another worrisome sign for nicotine addiction, the C.D.C. says.
The state's unusual decision exposes the insurance industry’s miscalculation of the cost of climate change.
The documentarian Jon Kasbe spent years among elephant hunters in Kenya, and his movie is an intense 74-minute distillation of his efforts.
A new study finds a weak link between coloring and straightening treatments and breast cancer. But experts caution the results are far from certain.
Scientists working with the solar diving mission have released the spacecraft’s first batch of findings.
A project to calculate the cost of raising roads shows that some places may not justify the vast expense, casting doubt on the future of those areas.
The administration wants to require hospitals to reveal the rates they privately negotiate with insurers for all sorts of procedures, amid the public outcry over surprise medical bills.
After a weak harvest for many potato farmers in the United States and Canada, there were concerns about shortages of the fast food staple. But supplies aren’t likely to run out anytime soon.
The acceleration climate change's effects have brought the world “dangerously close” to abrupt and irreversible changes, scientists warned.