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Trilobites: Romeo the Frog Finds His Juliet. Their Courtship May Save a Species.

Trilobites: Romeo the Frog Finds His Juliet. Their Courtship May Save a Species.

Romeo, who was thought to be the last Sehuencas water frog: “Did my heart love till now? forswear it, sight! For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night.”
F.D.A. Panel Splits on Whether to Approve New Diabetes Drug

F.D.A. Panel Splits on Whether to Approve New Diabetes Drug

The drug makers Sanofi and Lexicon Pharmaceuticals are seeking F.D.A. approval for the first oral treatment for Type 1 diabetes.
What Happened to Earth’s Ancient Craters? Scientists Seek Clues on the Moon’s Pocked Surface

What Happened to Earth’s Ancient Craters? Scientists Seek Clues on the Moon’s Pocked Surface

Meteor Crater near Winslow, Ariz., one of just 190 confirmed craters on Earth.

Orca Calf Offers Hope for a Fading Group in the Pacific Northwest

The newborn killer whale, called L124, looks healthy. But its family is still in danger of extinction.
Does Cannabis Use Cause Schizophrenia?

Does Cannabis Use Cause Schizophrenia?

Cannabis plants in a lab at Niagara College in Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario. As marijuana use becomes more widespread and varied, some people worry that its more potent versions can cause or

Critic’s Pick: Ansel Adams in a New Light

The National Parks are in partial shutdown. But America’s wilderness shines in a show at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston that reveals how human intervention has changed purple mountains’ majesty.
Is Ancient DNA Research Revealing New Truths — or Falling Into Old Traps?

Is Ancient DNA Research Revealing New Truths — or Falling Into Old Traps?

A skull found at a prehistoric burial site near Teouma Bay, on the island nation of Vanuatu.
Climate Change’s Giant Impact on the Economy: 4 Key Issues

Climate Change’s Giant Impact on the Economy: 4 Key Issues

Wading through flood waters from Tropical Storm Harvey in Houston in August 2017. “We know we can adapt to slow changes,” a Yale economist said. “Rapid changes are the ones that would be most damaging
New Diet Guidelines to Benefit People and the Planet: More Greens for All, Less Meat for Some

New Diet Guidelines to Benefit People and the Planet: More Greens for All, Less Meat for Some

A report in the medical journal The Lancet suggests far less red meat for people who eat a lot of it, like Americans and Canadians, but not the world’s poor.

Trilobites: Watch These Stink Bugs Hatch in Unison

In terrifying synchrony, baby stink bugs all but explode to life.
Global Warming Is Helping to Wipe Out Coffee in the Wild

Global Warming Is Helping to Wipe Out Coffee in the Wild

Drying coffee beans in Ethiopia. More than half of all species are at risk of vanishing in the wild because of climate change and deforestation.
Andrew Wheeler, at E.P.A. Confirmation Hearing, Walks a Fine Line on Climate Change

Andrew Wheeler, at E.P.A. Confirmation Hearing, Walks a Fine Line on Climate Change

Andrew Wheeler testifying Wednesday before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.
Jean Bourgain, Problem-Conquering Mathematician, Is Dead at 64

Jean Bourgain, Problem-Conquering Mathematician, Is Dead at 64

Jean Bourgain receiving the 2017 Breakthrough Prize in mathematics at the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif. The actor Jeremy Irons presented the award. Behind him was Sundar Pichai,
Sacklers Directed Efforts to Mislead Public About OxyContin, New Documents Indicate

Sacklers Directed Efforts to Mislead Public About OxyContin, New Documents Indicate

Purdue Pharma’s headquarters in Stamford, Conn. The Sacklers, who own Purdue Pharma, became one of the wealthiest families in the United States in part because of sales of OxyContin.

There’s a Huge Ice Disk in a Maine River. No, the Aliens Aren’t Coming.

Despite all the speculation, it’s not a landing zone for aliens. Scientists say the ice disks are an unusual but entirely natural phenomenon.
Trilobites: When Fungi Fight Back

Trilobites: When Fungi Fight Back

Coprinopsis cinerea, or the gray shag mushroom, growing in California.

Giant Ice Disk Spins in Maine River

The sudden appearance of a giant ice disk in Maine has raised many questions. Watch it rotate in this stunning drone video.
Here’s How the Shutdown Is Delaying Climate Data and Undercutting Scientists

Here’s How the Shutdown Is Delaying Climate Data and Undercutting Scientists

Locked doors this month at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association headquarters in Silver Spring, Md.
North Korea’s Less-Known Military Threat: Biological Weapons

North Korea’s Less-Known Military Threat: Biological Weapons

North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-un, center, touring the Pyongyang Bio-Technical Institute, in a photo released in June 2015 by the North Korean news agency.