1. Inside the Spittlebug’s Bubble Home Science, Today

    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.

  2. How the Spittlebug Builds Its Bubbly Fortress Video, Today

    Spittlebugs feed on plant sap and then excrete bubbly foam to create a protective fortress around themselves. Later, they emerge as adult froghoppers.

  3. Kaiser Permanente’s New Medical School Will Waive Tuition for Its First 5 Classes Health, Today

    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.

  4. Betsy DeVos vs. Student Veterans Opinion, Yesterday

    The Department of Education secretary has been uniquely brazen, and unpatriotic, in her deregulation campaign. It’s time that she answered for her actions.

  5. For a Black Mathematician, What It’s Like to Be the ‘Only One’ U.S., Yesterday

    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.

  6. Jasper Johns, American Legend T Magazine, Yesterday

    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.

  7. Jasper Johns, in Images Slideshow, Yesterday

    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.

  8. Isolated and Adrift, an American Woman Turned Toward Iran U.S., February 16

    Monica Witt’s defection to Iran appears to have been part of a radicalization that began in military service and accelerated in graduate school.

  9. In Eastern Europe, U.S. Officials Talk Deals, Not Erosion of Democracy World, February 15

    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.

  10. The Week in Arts: Kamasi Washington, Amy Sedaris, Farruquito’s Flamenco Arts, February 15

    The brash saxophonist performs at the Apollo; Season 2 of “At Home With Amy Sedaris" begins; and the Spanish dancer returns to Manhattan.

  11. Saturdays in the Bronx With Bach New York, February 15

    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?

  12. Modern Love College Essay Contest Style, February 15

    Open your heart and laptop and tell us a story.

  13. ‘I Remember the First Time I Saw a Teenager Die’ Opinion, February 14

    Scenes from the trauma bay haunt those of us who work to save the victims of gun violence.

  14. Everyone Needs Legal Help. That Doesn’t Mean Everyone Needs a Lawyer. Opinion, February 13

    Rebecca Sandefur believes America needs a new model for handling everyday legal issues.

  15. ‘A Stain on the City’: 63 People’s Convictions Tossed in Chicago Police Scandal U.S., February 13

    The arrests of two law enforcement officers in 2012 brought attention to the tactics used in a public housing complex.

  16. Can Big Science Be Too Big? Science, February 13

    A new study finds that small teams of researchers do more innovative work than large teams do.

  17. Anne Firor Scott, Scholar of Women’s History, Dies at 97 Obituaries, February 13

    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.

  18. Can a Progressive Case Be Made for Amazon HQ2? New York, February 13

    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.

  19. The Two Codes Your Kids Need to Know Opinion, February 12

    The College Board came up with a surprising conclusion about keys to success for college and life.

  20. Roderick MacFarquhar, Eminent China Scholar, Dies at 88 Obituaries, February 12

    With a three-volume study of the Cultural Revolution and lively lectures at Harvard, he influenced how people around the world understood China.

  21. Women Sue Yale Over a Fraternity Culture They Say Enables Harassment U.S., February 12

    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.

  22. Women and People of Color Starred in Hit Movies in Record Numbers, Study Finds Movies, February 12

    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.

  23. Hong Kong, Crossroads of the Criminal Wildlife Trade Science, February 12

    Despite reforms, the territory is a linchpin in the global traffic in illegal animal parts.

  24. Everywhere in the Animal Kingdom, Followers of the Milky Way Science, February 11

    As scientists learn more about milk’s evolution and compositional variations, they are redefining what used to be a signature characteristic of mammals.

  25. Cuomo’s Approval Rating Drops to Lowest Level in 8 Years as Governor New York, February 11

    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.

  26. I’m Asian-American. Affirmative Action Worked for Me. Opinion, February 9

    Other Asian-American students should have the same opportunity.

  27. A Rare Bird Indeed: A Cardinal That’s Half Male, Half Female Science, February 9

    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.

  28. Dr. John Gunderson, 76, Dies; Defined Borderline Personality Disorder Obituaries, February 8

    “He was the first person to look systematically at the data and figure out what the heck this diagnosis really meant,” a colleague said.

  29. 5 New Designers to Watch This Season T Magazine, February 8

    As fashion month kicks off, meet the rising talents showing their collections in New York, London and Paris.

  30. Second Woman Accuses Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of Virginia of Sexual Assault U.S., February 8

    The new allegation follows one by a California professor, Vanessa Tyson, who says Mr. Fairfax sexually assaulted her in 2004.

  31. Beaked Whales Are the Deepest Divers Science, February 7

    Cuvier’s beaked whales off Cape Hatteras dive farther and stay underwater longer than any other marine mammal.

  32. A High-Tech Pill to End Drug Injections Health, February 7

    Engineers have developed a tiny robotic capsule that injects insulin once it lands in the stomach.

  33. Going to College Should Not Be a Financial Albatross Opinion, February 7

    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.

  34. ‘A Light for Me in the Darkness’: For Migrant Detainees, a Bond Forged by Letter U.S., February 7

    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.

  35. Thank God for Canada! Opinion, February 6

    Our boring neighbor is a moral leader of the free world.

  36. Revolt at American University Where Pompeo Addressed Middle East World, February 6

    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.

  37. Behind the Play: a Tragedy, a Gift, a Wish to Forgive Theater, February 6

    Underwriting the heart-rending “Everything Is Wonderful” has prompted a Baltimore couple to learn more about the car crash that killed their son.

  38. White Men Hold New York City’s Top Posts. 12 Public Advocate Hopefuls Want to Change That. New York, February 6

    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.

  39. The Helicopter Parent Descends on College Football Sports, February 6

    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?

  40. Yearbook Pages at Northam’s Medical School Recorded Both Memories and Prejudices U.S., February 5

    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.

  41. William Van Alstyne, 84, Dies; Often-Cited Constitutional Scholar Obituaries, February 5

    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.

  42. Louis Armstrong House Museum Hires a New Director to Guide Expansion Project Arts, February 5

    Kenyon Victor Adams, a 40-year-old artist and curator, hopes to bring Armstrong’s archive “into the 21st century.”

  43. The Deadliest Quake of 2018 Was Among the Fastest Ever Science, February 5

    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.

  44. Austin Museum Expands Latin American Collection Arts, February 5

    The Blanton Museum of Art has acquired 119 paintings, sculptures, furniture and silverwork collected by Roberta and Richard Huber.

  45. The Hummingbird as Warrior: Evolution of a Fierce and Furious Beak Science, February 5

    Winsomely captured in poems and song, the birds are yielding new secrets about their astounding beaks and penchant for violence.

  46. How the Hummingbird Bill Evolved for Battle Video, February 5

    In the South American tropics, where hummingbirds must compete for food, evolution has drastically reshaped their bills.

  47. Theodore Rabb, Resourceful Renaissance Historian, Dies at 81 Obituaries, February 4

    Based at Princeton, Professor Rabb brought a fresh eye to analyzing historical records in producing books, articles and a PBS series.

  48. India Protests U.S. Detention of Students in Fake-University Sting World, February 3

    New Delhi said several Indian students had been unwittingly caught up in an operation intended to expose visa fraud.

  49. One Way to Make College Meaningful Opinion, February 2

    Don’t find yourself; find a vocation.

  50. He Committed Murder. Then He Graduated From an Elite Law School. Would You Hire Him as Your Attorney? Business, February 2

    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?

  51. Flying Squirrels That Glow Pink in the Dark Science, February 1

    While ultraviolet fluorescence is common in birds, butterflies and sea creatures, scientists haven’t often observed it in mammals.

  52. When Is the Surgeon Too Old to Operate? Health, February 1

    A handful of hospitals have instituted mandatory screening procedures for medical professionals over 70. Many have been unenthusiastic about the idea.

  53. More Bark Than Bite in Iran’s Ban on Walking Dogs World, February 1

    Tehranians, accustomed to periodic crackdowns by their Islamic guardians, are not taking the decree all that seriously. Nor, it seems, are the police.

  54. And the Band Played Until Someone Complained New York, February 1

    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.

  55. Pam Tanowitz to Be First Choreographer in Residence at Bard Center Arts, January 31

    Ms. Tanowitz, a midcareer artist whose “Four Quartets” was critically lauded, will make three works during a three-year residency.

  56. University of Iowa Student Is Among More Than 20 Dead in Midwestern Deep Freeze U.S., January 31

    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.

  57. Howard Schultz Doesn’t Understand American History Opinion, January 31

    The most effective third-party presidential candidates were polarizers, not centrists.

  58. A Small New England College Struggles to Survive Opinion, January 31

    Is there still room for unconventional schools like Hampshire College?

  59. Erik Olin Wright, 71, Dies; Marxist Sociologist With a Pragmatic Approach Obituaries, January 30

    Dr. Wright offered practical alternatives to capitalism, promoting ideas like a universal basic income.

  60. David Daniels, Opera Star, Is Arrested on Sexual Assault Charge Arts, January 30

    Mr. Daniels and his husband were arrested on Tuesday on charges stemming from an incident in Houston in 2010.

  61. High Ceilings and a Lovely View: Denisova Cave Was Home to a Lost Branch of Humanity Science, January 30

    The mysterious Denisovans may have occupied a cave in what is now Siberia for more than 250,000 years.

  62. This Is Your Brain Off Facebook Health, January 30

    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.)

  63. Who’s to Blame for Fast Food on Campus? You Style, January 29

    There’s a simple reason so many colleges have chain restaurants: Students want them.

  64. When College Rapists Graduate Opinion, January 29

    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?

  65. We Want to Hear From You Interactive, January 29

    Tell us why you want a college degree as an adult, and what the path to attaining one has been like for you.

  66. The Strong and Beautiful Message of Sudan’s Young Protesters Opinion, January 29

    Protests set off by economic crisis and misrule have forged a tenuous unity among various ethnic and regional groups.

  67. Germs in Your Gut Are Talking to Your Brain. Scientists Want to Know What They’re Saying. Health, January 28

    The body’s microbial community may influence the brain and behavior, perhaps even playing a role in dementia, autism and other disorders.

  68. Why It Hurts to Lose Sleep Health, January 28

    Sleep deprivation can make your physical aches more painful. A new study begins to explain how that happens.

  69. Please Send Us Your College Application Essays About Money Your Money, January 28

    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.

  70. The Fleecing of Millennials Opinion, January 27

    Their incomes are flat. Their wealth is down. And Washington is aggravating future threats.

  71. Duke University Apologizes Over Professor’s Email Asking Chinese Students to Speak English U.S., January 27

    The university is conducting an internal review after a professor sent an email cautioning international students from speaking Chinese on campus.

  72. Freshman in College, Freshman in the Capitol: West Virginia’s 19-Year-Old Lawmaker U.S., January 27

    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.

  73. These Patients Had Sickle-Cell Disease. Experimental Therapies Might Have Cured Them. Health, January 27

    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.

  74. A Frat Boy and a Gentleman Opinion, January 26

    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.

  75. Ontario Has Francophones? Oui, Beaucoup, and They’re Angry World, January 26

    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.

  76. Newseum Building to Be Sold to Johns Hopkins for $372.5 Million Arts, January 25

    The struggling museum will have to find a new home in 2020, after years of running at a deficit.

  77. Free College? Think Again Opinion, January 25

    A fellow at a progressive think tank shows the downside of so-called income share agreements.

  78. How Madison McFerrin, Singer, Spends Her Sundays New York, January 25

    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.

  79. Your Loyalties Are Your Life Opinion, January 24

    The philosopher we need today.

  80. Large Asian Art Collection Donated to University of Texas at Dallas Arts, January 24

    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.

  81. Tracy K. Smith’s Work Diary: The ‘Nonstop Rush’ of a Poet Laureate Business, January 24

    What, you thought it was all iambic pentameter and chamomile tea?

  82. The Hard Part of Computer Science? Getting Into Class Technology, January 24

    Student demand for computer science courses is outstripping the supply of professors, creating a student divide of computing haves and have-nots.

  83. Spinal Fractures Can Be Terribly Painful. A Common Treatment Isn’t Helping. Health, January 24

    Injections of bone cement into fractured vertebrae fail to relieve pain any more than a placebo does, researchers found.

  84. Dream Act Is Approved in N.Y. to Aid Undocumented Students, in Rebuke to Trump New York, January 23

    The Democratic-led State legislature waded into the battle over immigrants’ rights, passing the Dream Act to secure financial aid for undocumented students.

  85. For John Ashbery’s Personal Library, a Spot on the Shelves at Harvard Arts, January 23

    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.

  86. Blaming the Victims of Larry Nassar Opinion, January 22

    Girls Inc. responds to comments by the former interim president of Michigan State University.

  87. Global Warming Concerns Rise Among Americans in New Poll Climate, January 22

    “I’ve never seen jumps in some of the key indicators like this,” the lead researcher said.

  88. How Ants Sniff Out the Right Path Science, January 22

    They may seem like automatons, but ants are surprisingly sophisticated in their navigational strategies.

  89. Scientists Are Teaching the Body to Accept New Organs Health, January 22

    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.

  90. The Economic Squeeze on Rural Colleges Opinion, January 21

    Readers see politics at work and a lost opportunity for middle and lower income students.

  91. Harvey Weinstein Is in the Market for a ‘Dream Team’ Defense New York, January 20

    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.