“Polypills” of generic drugs may dramatically reduce heart attacks and strokes in poor countries, a new study suggests. Some experts still aren’t enthusiastic.
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A paper in the journal Science makes a case that, sometimes, retreating from nature instead of fighting it can open up new opportunities for communities.
Former technicians at the Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York say the were sickened by exposure to a toxic cleaning compound.
Mr. Sanders’s climate change proposal calls for the United States to eliminate fossil fuel use by 2050. “We must be extraordinarily aggressive,” he said in an interview.
The White House, blindsided by a pact between California and four automakers, appears to be losing ground in its effort to prevent any more for joining the agreement.
Facing a Trump administration rule that forbids referrals for abortion, the organization decided to reject federal funds for family planning for low-income women.
The fires, most of which have been set by farmers clearing their land, are raging in uninhabited areas of rain forest and intruding on populated areas in the country’s north.
State wildlife officials are sharing video of disabled animals in an effort to identify the ailment and save the beloved, endangered cats.
The mosquito-borne virus spread through the island in 2017, but global health officials failed to sound the alarm.
The footage, captured by a team from Triton Submarines, showed the deterioration of the R.M.S. Titanic. The company said it was the first such visit in nearly 14 years.
Sea snakes are the most diverse group of marine reptiles in the world, but they are poorly understood and threatened by development. Blanche D’Anastasi is among the scientists working to save t...
Counting will get you nowhere. Try a little combinatorics instead.
A recent visit to the world’s most famous shipwreck found it “being consumed by the ocean and returned to its elemental state.”
Researchers are trying to develop options to lithium-ion and other batteries in a quest for quick bursts of power and extended energy storage.
Scores of people born through artificial insemination have learned from DNA tests that their biological fathers were the doctors who performed the procedure.
The C.D.C. said serious respiratory problems were reported in the past two months, though it remained unclear whether vaping nicotine or THC, the high-inducing chemical in marijuana, was the caus...
Hundreds of readers shared their experiences with drug-resistant U.T.I.s, many describing deep frustration with persistent, painful infections.
Unique sculptures date from the historical moment when two peoples and two cultures met on the banks of a section of the river, now known as the Iron Gates.
Every summer, hundreds of ancient bones emerge from the ice. A new genetic study helps explain how they got there.
A growing number of Western homeowners are being dropped by their insurance companies, prompting warnings from officials and worries about what comes next.
Long before streaming video, it captured images of campus life every 20 seconds. The quirky project, believed to be the longest-running public webcam, will shut down at the end of August.
The Lincoln Center Theater show is written by James Lapine, Tom Kitt and Michael Korie, and will star Carmen Cusack, Harry Hadden-Paton and Tony Yazbeck.
Researchers found spraying oxytetracycline on orange trees didn’t halt a devastating infection called citrus greening, but a more expensive method — injecting the trunks — holds some promis...
If the species is wiped out by poachers, Africa’s vast rain forest will lose 7 percent of its carbon storage ability, scientists estimate.
The insects love mud puddles. Here’s why.
A new study suggests that spider colonies with more aggressive females are more likely to survive after a hurricane passes through.
Seniors need transportation alternatives more than ever, but many are intimidated by ride-hailing apps.
Her findings led to cautions against X-rays for pregnant women. She also discovered that the presence of the Y chromosome meant a mammalian embryo was male.
“The Outlaw Ocean,” the journalist Ian Urbina’s chronicle of offshore crime, ranges from Somalia to the Philippines to the Antarctic.
Nicci Gerrard wrote about the disease after it struck her father, but her new book is “full of other people’s voices and stories as well as my own.”
A technology grows in popularity among dermatologists, sunscreen brands and artists.
The Department of Transportation’s declaration that miniature horses should be prioritized as service animals has raised many questions.
Two new cases were confirmed in South Kivu, according to the Health Ministry.