Those foamy eruptions on garden plants protect a slow and steady sap drinker that is growing into a froghopper. But it has to stick its hind end out to breathe.
Spittlebugs feed on plant sap and then excrete bubbly foam to create a protective fortress around themselves. Later, they emerge as adult froghoppers.
By eliminating the financial burden of a medical education, the school hopes that more students will choose family medicine and other vital but lower-paid specialties.
The Department of Education secretary has been uniquely brazen, and unpatriotic, in her deregulation campaign. It’s time that she answered for her actions.
Fewer than 1 percent of doctorates in math are awarded to African-Americans. Edray Goins, who earned one of them, found the upper reaches of the math world a challenging place.
The artist’s work has managed to speak both to and for the country’s consciousness for the last 60 years — and he’s not done yet.
For 60 years, he has been a sort of oracle, reshaping our ideas about art and collective selfhood. At 88, he’s still searching for meaning.
Monica Witt’s defection to Iran appears to have been part of a radicalization that began in military service and accelerated in graduate school.
Promoting weapons sales and isolation of Iran, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Vice President Mike Pence did not speak out on the illiberal direction of some allies.
The brash saxophonist performs at the Apollo; Season 2 of “At Home With Amy Sedaris" begins; and the Spanish dancer returns to Manhattan.
Nearly every weekend for the past 28 years, local children have flocked to the Bronx Conservatory of Music for very low-cost instruction in classical music. Will the school’s success be its undoing?
Open your heart and laptop and tell us a story.
Scenes from the trauma bay haunt those of us who work to save the victims of gun violence.
Rebecca Sandefur believes America needs a new model for handling everyday legal issues.
The arrests of two law enforcement officers in 2012 brought attention to the tactics used in a public housing complex.
A new study finds that small teams of researchers do more innovative work than large teams do.
Studying diaries, letters and more, she found that women, in the South and beyond, were not just passive observers of the vital events of their time.
Low-income workers seem to want Amazon in New York more than elites do. Amazon should figure out how to give them what they really need.
The College Board came up with a surprising conclusion about keys to success for college and life.
With a three-volume study of the Cultural Revolution and lively lectures at Harvard, he influenced how people around the world understood China.
In a class-action lawsuit, three women claim Yale has fostered an environment where alcohol-fueled gatherings at fraternity houses dictate the undergraduate social scene.
Forty percent of the top films from 2018 starred or co-starred actresses. Women of color and those 45 and older also made strong gains.
Despite reforms, the territory is a linchpin in the global traffic in illegal animal parts.
As scientists learn more about milk’s evolution and compositional variations, they are redefining what used to be a signature characteristic of mammals.
Only 43 percent of those polled by Siena College reported having a favorable view of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, down from 51 percent last month.
Other Asian-American students should have the same opportunity.
In a backyard in Erie, Pa., an unusual cardinal has appeared, displaying both male and female traits. Scientists say it may be a so-called gynandromorph.
“He was the first person to look systematically at the data and figure out what the heck this diagnosis really meant,” a colleague said.
As fashion month kicks off, meet the rising talents showing their collections in New York, London and Paris.
The new allegation follows one by a California professor, Vanessa Tyson, who says Mr. Fairfax sexually assaulted her in 2004.
Cuvier’s beaked whales off Cape Hatteras dive farther and stay underwater longer than any other marine mammal.
Engineers have developed a tiny robotic capsule that injects insulin once it lands in the stomach.
Our country has most of the best colleges in the world. Students should be able to afford them, and borrowers should not be crushed by debts.
Residents of San Diego began writing to migrants in an immigration detention center just a few miles away. The letters opened new worlds for both of them.
Our boring neighbor is a moral leader of the free world.
Academics at a prestigious Cairo university have voted to declare no confidence in its American president, weeks after he hosted the secretary of state, who delivered a fiery address.
Underwriting the heart-rending “Everything Is Wonderful” has prompted a Baltimore couple to learn more about the car crash that killed their son.
A dozen of the 17 public advocate candidates are minorities, and four are women; whoever wins would have an instant platform to run as mayor in 2021.
In the era of what some academics call “we-parenting,” is it any wonder that parents also suit up in full football uniforms for signing day?
White former students say some of the offensive images were once acceptable, but their black classmates recall racially divided times when their presence was invisible.
An enrolled Republican and a civil libertarian, he said the Bill of Rights guaranteed both the freedom to have an abortion and the freedom to own a gun.
Kenyon Victor Adams, a 40-year-old artist and curator, hopes to bring Armstrong’s archive “into the 21st century.”
Last September, an earthquake triggered a deadly tsunami in Indonesia. Scientists now have clocked the speed of rupture at a blistering 9,600 miles per hour.
The Blanton Museum of Art has acquired 119 paintings, sculptures, furniture and silverwork collected by Roberta and Richard Huber.
Winsomely captured in poems and song, the birds are yielding new secrets about their astounding beaks and penchant for violence.
In the South American tropics, where hummingbirds must compete for food, evolution has drastically reshaped their bills.
Based at Princeton, Professor Rabb brought a fresh eye to analyzing historical records in producing books, articles and a PBS series.
New Delhi said several Indian students had been unwittingly caught up in an operation intended to expose visa fraud.
Don’t find yourself; find a vocation.
A bipartisan consensus has taken hold: After prison, nonviolent offenders should get a second chance at normal lives. But what about someone whose criminal history — and ambitions — are more extreme?
While ultraviolet fluorescence is common in birds, butterflies and sea creatures, scientists haven’t often observed it in mammals.
A handful of hospitals have instituted mandatory screening procedures for medical professionals over 70. Many have been unenthusiastic about the idea.
Tehranians, accustomed to periodic crackdowns by their Islamic guardians, are not taking the decree all that seriously. Nor, it seems, are the police.
For decades, it was tradition at Columbia University for the marching band to storm the library the night before finals. It was a raucous joke until the administration cut the band’s funding.
Ms. Tanowitz, a midcareer artist whose “Four Quartets” was critically lauded, will make three works during a three-year residency.
Gerald Belz, an 18-year-old who wanted to be a doctor, was found unconscious outside an academic building. He had visited his parents a few days before.
The most effective third-party presidential candidates were polarizers, not centrists.
Is there still room for unconventional schools like Hampshire College?
Dr. Wright offered practical alternatives to capitalism, promoting ideas like a universal basic income.
Mr. Daniels and his husband were arrested on Tuesday on charges stemming from an incident in Houston in 2010.
The mysterious Denisovans may have occupied a cave in what is now Siberia for more than 250,000 years.
Planning on quitting the social platform? A major new study offers a glimpse of what unplugging might do for your life. (Spoiler: It’s not so bad.)
There’s a simple reason so many colleges have chain restaurants: Students want them.
If they’re not held accountable at school, what’s to stop them from becoming the villain of another woman’s #MeToo story once they enter the work force?
Tell us why you want a college degree as an adult, and what the path to attaining one has been like for you.
Protests set off by economic crisis and misrule have forged a tenuous unity among various ethnic and regional groups.
The body’s microbial community may influence the brain and behavior, perhaps even playing a role in dementia, autism and other disorders.
Sleep deprivation can make your physical aches more painful. A new study begins to explain how that happens.
Did you apply for undergraduate admission for the fall 2019 semester? Did you write an essay about money, work or social class? We’d like to read it and perhaps publish it.
Their incomes are flat. Their wealth is down. And Washington is aggravating future threats.
The university is conducting an internal review after a professor sent an email cautioning international students from speaking Chinese on campus.
Caleb Hanna, one of the youngest state legislators in the country, is a black man raised in a white family who represents a predominantly white district in West Virginia.
Success against sickle-cell would be “the first genetic cure of a common genetic disease” and could free tens of thousands of Americans from agonizing pain.
One researcher found that fraternities were embracing “a more inclusive form of masculinity,” based on equality for gay men, respect for women, racial parity and emotional intimacy.
It has always been a battle to live “en français” in Ontario, and the province’s French speakers are now fighting mad about plans by Premier Doug Ford to cancel a French language university.
The struggling museum will have to find a new home in 2020, after years of running at a deficit.
A fellow at a progressive think tank shows the downside of so-called income share agreements.
She comes from music royalty, but that doesn’t stop her from committing to her craft in the afternoons. She also works in time for cooking and Netflix.
The philosopher we need today.
The family of Trammell and Margaret Crow has donated the Crow Museum’s entire collection to the school, plus $23 million to help build a campus arts complex.
What, you thought it was all iambic pentameter and chamomile tea?
Student demand for computer science courses is outstripping the supply of professors, creating a student divide of computing haves and have-nots.
Injections of bone cement into fractured vertebrae fail to relieve pain any more than a placebo does, researchers found.
The Democratic-led State legislature waded into the battle over immigrants’ rights, passing the Dream Act to secure financial aid for undocumented students.
About 5,000 books, often heavily annotated, that John Ashbery left behind have been acquired by Harvard, which also owns some 250 linear feet of his personal archive.
Girls Inc. responds to comments by the former interim president of Michigan State University.
“I’ve never seen jumps in some of the key indicators like this,” the lead researcher said.
They may seem like automatons, but ants are surprisingly sophisticated in their navigational strategies.
Patients receiving new kidneys and livers must take damaging anti-rejection drugs for the rest of their lives. Now researchers hope to train the immune system instead of just tamping it down.
Readers see politics at work and a lost opportunity for middle and lower income students.
The Hollywood producer and his lawyer parted ways last week. Now Mr. Weinstein is searching for top litigators to defend him against rape charges in May.