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So-called ‘heartbeat’ legislation restricting abortion as early as six weeks into pregnancy has started a conversation about when most women actually learn that they’re pregnant.
In its decision to approve two drugs for orange and grapefruit trees, the E.P.A. largely ignored objections from the C.D.C. and the F.D.A., which fear that expanding their use in cash crops could fuel antibiotic resistance in humans.
The rise of the more potent fentanyl in its place has put a generation of older users, who had managed their addiction, at far greater risk of overdose.
Facebook has heralded artificial intelligence as a solution to its toxic content problems. Mike Schroepfer, its chief technology officer, says it won’t solve everything.
The E.P.A.’s inspector general found that Mr. Pruitt, the former head of the agency, had spent funds “without sufficient justification.”
Elon Musk’s company will wait until next week to test its system that aims to provide high-speed internet all over the world.
The mission is to be a test of the company’s ambitions to create a new line of business by connecting more parts of the world.
It’s not just Party City. Everyone is running out of helium. Part of the problem is that it’s so difficult to store.
A new survey of remote islands off the coast of Australia found mountains of plastic weighing as much as a blue whale.
In her writings and lectures, she postulated that the human race was on the brink of an enhanced way of existing and could bring about great things.
In a milestone for synthetic biology, colonies of E. coli thrive with DNA constructed from scratch by humans, not nature.
Surgeons cured Tiger Woods’s back on the fourth try — with plenty of help from Woods himself. But fusion surgery provides no guarantees of success.
Regulators denied an application for a $1 billion natural gas pipeline that environmentalists said would set back the fight against climate change.
That depends on how you do the research — and then on how you read the results. Here’s what studies show.
The New York Times photographer Josh Haner has spent the past four years capturing the effects of climate change around the world and under water.
New research found that those aged 18 to 25 believe theirs is the most narcissistic and entitled living generation. But that doesn’t make it true.
With the help of a trained panel of sniffers, chemists uncovered the molecules that give a rich treat its scents.
A “vaccine symposium” in Rockland County was denounced by health authorities and some ultra-Orthodox rabbis, who said the speakers were spreading dangerous propaganda.
An African swine fever outbreak that had been centered in China is rapidly spreading to neighboring countries, pushing up prices of pork, a staple in many Asian nations.
It’s a common trope in science fiction, but hives in nature are not dependent on any central node for their function.
The funds would help accelerate the agency’s schedule for returning astronauts to the lunar surface by 2024.
Scientists are racing to treat brain disabilities with electrical stimulation. Here’s a metaphor to help make sense of the progress.
A state jury’s award for a Northern California couple followed awards in separate cases in March and August, and was the largest by far.
In a year when we’ll celebrate Apollo 11’s 50th anniversary, it’s worth remembering the pathfinders who completed the same mission with one critical order: don’t actually land on the moon.
The F.D.A. has taken an industry-friendly approach toward companies using unproven cell cocktails to treat people desperate for relief from aging or damaged joints.
An authority on bioethics at New York University for decades, Dr. Zitrin sought to discipline physicians who assisted in executions by lethal injection.
His insights provided the foundation for the proof of Fermat’s Last Theorem and led to tools widely used in modern cryptography.