T/science

28sci rings cover mediumthreebytwo210
Infinite Visions Were Hiding in the First Black Hole Image’s Rings
Science, Yesterday

Scientists proposed a technique that would allow us to see more of the unseeable.

27tb uranus mediumthreebytwo210
Uranus Ejected a Giant Plasma Bubble During Voyager 2’s Visit
Science, March 27

The planet is shedding its atmosphere into the void, a signal that was recorded but overlooked in 1986 when the robotic spacecraft flew past.

11sci virus tracker1 mediumthreebytwo210
Flattening the Coronavirus Curve
Science, March 27

One chart explains why slowing the spread of the infection is nearly as important as stopping it.

26virus pangolin1 mediumthreebytwo210
Significance of Pangolin Viruses in Human Pandemic Remains Murky
Science, March 26

Scientists haven’t found evidence that the new coronavirus jumped from pangolins to people, but they do host very similar viruses

26tb neanderthalfish2 mediumthreebytwo210
Neanderthals Feasted on Seafood, Seabirds, Perhaps Even Dolphins
Science, March 26

Scientists say that a discovery in a seaside Portuguese cave further challenges popular images of Neanderthals as meat-eating brutes.

26tb raptor1 mediumthreebytwo210
Fossils Show Raptors Prowled North America Late in Dinosaurs’ Era
Science, March 26

They were smaller than the creatures that savaged “Jurassic Park,” but may have had superior ability to stalk and take down prey.

26tb hippos promo mediumthreebytwo210
Pablo Escobar’s Hippos Fill a Hole Left Since Ice Age Extinctions
Science, March 26

Invasive herbivore mammals seem to restore functions missing in some food webs and ecosystems since the Pleistocene era.

21kellyweb mediumthreebytwo210
Pasé un año en el espacio y tengo algunos consejos sobre el aislamiento
en Español, March 25

Aprende de alguien que simplemente no podía salir.

25goodall qna1 mediumthreebytwo210
Jane Goodall Is Self-Isolating, Too
Science, March 25

She’s in England, in the house she grew up in, and she has a few thoughts about chimpanzees, the coronavirus pandemic and the loo paper shortage.

24virus chimps1 mediumthreebytwo210
Chimp Sanctuaries Restrict Visits Over Concerns About the Coronavirus
Science, March 24

There’s a possibility chimpanzees could be susceptible to Covid-19, so sanctuaries are taking precautions.

24virus medschools1 mediumthreebytwo210
A Medical Class ‘Minted by the Pandemic’
Science, March 24

Across the nation, medical students are graduating directly into the path of an epic health crisis.

24virus mail1 mediumthreebytwo210
You’ve Got Mail. Will You Get the Coronavirus?
Science, March 24

The practice of disinfecting mail dates back to the invention of quarantine. There’s little evidence it needs to be invoked today.

23sci megavirus mediumthreebytwo210
Welcome to the Virosphere
Science, March 24

SARS-CoV-2, the cause of the pandemic, belongs to one of 6,828 named species of virus. Hundreds of thousands more species are known, with perhaps trillions waiting to be found.

23tb asteroid promo mediumthreebytwo210
Remember When Japan Blasted an Asteroid? Here’s What We Learned
Science, March 23

The Hayabusa2 spacecraft’s explosive encounter reveals that a space rock called Ryugu looks extremely young for its age.

23sci virus closedlabs promo mediumthreebytwo210
When Coronavirus Closes Your Lab, Can Science Go On?
Science, March 23

Plenty of work can be done from home, but the pandemic is forcing some parts of the scientific process to be put on the shelf.

23sci outthere seti mediumthreebytwo210
The Search for E.T. Goes on Hold, for Now
Science, March 23

A popular screen saver takes a break while its inventors try to digest data that may yet be hiding news of extraterrestrials.

22virus treatments1 mediumthreebytwo210
Scientists Identify 69 Drugs to Test Against the Coronavirus
Science, March 22

Two dozen of the medicines are already under investigation. Also on the list: chloroquine, a drug used to treat malaria.

21greenberg1 mediumthreebytwo210
Daniel S. Greenberg, Science Journalist and Iconoclast, Dies at 88
Science, March 22

He challenged peers who acted as “cheerleaders” for science, and influenced government science policy with a Washington-based newsletter.

00virus geese top mediumthreebytwo210
Geese May Not Inspire You, but They Certainly Take Your Mind Off the Virus
Science, March 22

Watching birds that do not practice social distancing is a nice break from washing your hands and disinfecting friends.

21kellyweb mediumthreebytwo210
I Spent a Year in Space, and I Have Tips on Isolation to Share
Opinion, March 21

Take it from someone who couldn’t: Go outside.

21kellyweb mediumthreebytwo210
I Spent a Year in Space, and I Have Tips on Isolation to Share
Opinion, March 21

Take it from someone who couldn’t: Go outside.

Virus log chart 1584728689795 mediumthreebytwo210
A Different Way to Chart the Spread of Coronavirus
Health, March 20

Those skyrocketing curves tell an alarming story. But logarithmic graphs can help reveal when the pandemic begins to slow.

00tb butterflies02 mediumthreebytwo210
What’s Happening to the Monarch Butterfly Population?
Science, March 20

“Something’s going on in early spring,” a professor said, and researchers are trying to solve the mystery.

Merlin 166844463 3d98a402 9d6c 417a b1bc c4a8fd797bd4 mediumthreebytwo210
Coronavirus Delays Work on NASA’s Moon Rocket and Capsule
Science, March 19

Work will be suspended at two NASA centers, a setback that could end hopes for sending astronauts back to the moon in 2024.

19tb vampirebats2 mediumthreebytwo210
Vampire Bats Know Sharing Blood With Friends Is Good Manners
Science, March 19

After a good blood meal, one bat will share with another, if the other bat is family, or has proved to be a reliable friend.

19virus jenkins mediumthreebytwo210
You Can Help Break the Chain of Transmission
Science, March 19

“Every time each of us stops, or even just delays, an infection is a small victory.”

17virus panic mediumthreebytwo210
Complacency, Not Panic, Is the Real Danger
Science, March 19

Only a small minority of people panic under threat, research shows. Far more don’t take the threat seriously enough.

Merlin 170696823 fc0e5cdd 187b 41b1 8346 b61823ec81d0 mediumthreebytwo210
What to Name the Oldest Modern Bird Fossil? Wonderchicken
Science, March 18

Its skull was found in a chunk of rock that went overlooked for nearly two decades.

18worden1 mediumthreebytwo210
Alfred M. Worden, Who Orbited the Moon in 1971, Dies at 88
Science, March 18

While two Apollo 15 crewmen roamed the lunar surface on a scientific mission, he took valuable photographs from the space capsule.

16virus antiviral1 mediumthreebytwo210
Hundreds of Scientists Scramble to Find a Coronavirus Treatment
Science, March 17

In an ambitious international collaboration, researchers have “mapped” proteins in the coronavirus and identified 50 drugs to test against it.

17tb mammoths1 mediumthreebytwo210
This Mysterious Ancient Structure Was Made of Mammoth Bones
Science, March 17

The ring of skulls, skeletons, tusks and other bones was too large for a roof, scientists say, so what was it for?

13sci nests1 mediumthreebytwo210
Why Birds Are the World’s Best Engineers
Science, March 17

A nest is “a disordered stick bomb,” resilient in ways that humans have hardly begun to understand, much less emulate.

16tb feedings1 mediumthreebytwo210
Brawling Monkeys. Wandering Deer. Blame Coronavirus.
Science, March 16

At popular tourist stops in Thailand and Japan, some creatures are going hungry because visitors haven’t been turning up to feed them.

12virus soap mediumthreebytwo210
¿Por qué el jabón funciona?
en Español, March 16

A nivel molecular, el jabón rompe las cosas. A nivel de la sociedad, ayuda a mantener todo unido.

14tb sabercat1 mediumthreebytwo210
They Knew Saber-toothed Tigers Were Big. Then They Found This Skull.
Science, March 14

The find suggests that the prehistoric predators might have been able to feed on even the most giant prey of the Pleistocene era.

13virus labanimals1 mediumthreebytwo210
These Lab Animals Will Help Fight Coronavirus
Science, March 14

Scientists are ramping up the breeding of lab mice as well as the testing of primates and other animals, but it all takes time.

13virus exponential1 mediumthreebytwo210
The Exponential Power of Now
Science, March 13

The explosive spread of coronavirus can be turned to our advantage, two infectious disease experts argue: “But only if we intervene early. That means now.”

15virusmoney scams mediumthreebytwo210
Something Else Troubling Is Going Around: Dubious Investments
Business, March 13

As markets plunge, investors are likely to see more pitches from annuity brokers peddling complex products. Buyer beware.

How coronavirus infects a cell promo 1583866148761 mediumthreebytwo210 v3
Así secuestra tus células el coronavirus
Interactive, March 13

El intrincado viaje que sigue en el cuerpo el virus que causa COVID-19.

How coronavirus infects a cell promo 1583866148761 mediumthreebytwo210 v3
Así secuestra tus células el coronavirus
Interactive, March 13

El intrincado viaje que sigue en el cuerpo el virus que causa COVID-19.

00sci decadal1 mediumthreebytwo210
American Astronomy’s Future Goes on Trial in Washington
Science, March 13

As competition with Europe heats up, astronomers pitch their dreams of giant telescopes astride the Earth.

Screen shot 2020 03 12 at 4 mediumthreebytwo210
These Ants Have a Revolutionary Escape Strategy
Science, March 13

Why reinvent the wheel when you can become it?

00virus social1 mediumthreebytwo210
Mapping the Social Network of Coronavirus
Science, March 13

To slow the virus, Alessandro Vespignani and other analysts are racing to model the behavior of its human host.

12virus soap mediumthreebytwo210
Why Soap Works
Science, March 13

At the molecular level, soap breaks things apart. At the level of society, it helps hold everything together.

12tb volcanobomb1 mediumthreebytwo210
The Army Bombed a Hawaiian Lava Flow. It Didn’t Work.
Science, March 12

It could be tried again if the city of Hilo comes under threat, although many object to such airstrikes.

12exomars mediumthreebytwo210
Coronavirus, Testing Delays Push Europe-Russia Mars Mission to 2022
Science, March 12

“We cannot really cut corners,” said the head of the European Space Agency.

Merlin 170309634 eb6c016c af31 42bb a2d7 5e7248c76d54 mediumthreebytwo210
From Pandemic to Social Distancing: A Coronavirus Glossary
Science, March 11

Here are some of the terms and phrases you need to know to understand the virus and how it spreads.

Could an Invasive Snail Save Your Morning Coffee?
Science, March 11

Coffee leaf rust has long been the enemy of coffee growers, but a snail from Southeast Asia may give them hope.

11amber1 mediumthreebytwo210
Some Paleontologists Seek Halt to Myanmar Amber Fossil Research
Science, March 11

The substance has driven remarkable discoveries about the prehistoric world, but concerns about its sourcing are growing.

11tb tinydino1 mediumthreebytwo210
Skull of Smallest Dinosaur Discovered in Amber
Science, March 11

Researchers say it is tinier than the smallest living bird, the bee hummingbird, and raises questions about bird evolution.

Merlin 169951464 115f69cd 89bf 4b3c b417 c8f29e2ccd9e mediumthreebytwo210
For Italians, Dodging Coronavirus Has Become a Game of Chance
World, March 11

Daily life in Italy is now a roll of the dice. Just ask residents of Pavia, once home to a founder of modern probability theory.

Merlin 169951464 115f69cd 89bf 4b3c b417 c8f29e2ccd9e mediumthreebytwo210
For Italians, Dodging Coronavirus Has Become a Game of Chance
World, March 11

Daily life in Italy is now a roll of the dice. Just ask residents of Pavia, once home to a founder of modern probability theory.

How coronavirus infects a cell promo 1583866148761 mediumthreebytwo210 v3
How Coronavirus Hijacks Your Cells
Interactive, March 11

The intricate journey of the virus that causes Covid-19.

11sci virus tracker1 mediumthreebytwo210
Flattening the Coronavirus Curve
Science, March 11

One chart explains why slowing the spread of the infection is nearly as important as stopping it.

Physed squat mediumthreebytwo210
Sitting Is Bad for Our Health. Should We Squat More Instead?
Well, March 11

Our bodies may be evolutionarily adapted to continual muscular activity, something we don’t achieve with chairs.

10saturn1 mediumthreebytwo210
Why Didn’t Saturn Eat Titan, Its Biggest Moon?
Science, March 10

New simulations explain how the ringed planet ended up with one giant moon that domineers its tinier siblings.

09sci munroe bobsled1 mediumthreebytwo210
What if Galileo Had Dropped Bobsleds From the Tower of Pisa?
Science, March 10

Don’t try this experiment in the Piazza del Duomo.

09klass sibs mediumthreebytwo210
How Siblings’ Gender Can Affect a Child’s Development
Well, March 10

Whether siblings are of the same sex or not can affect how much time children spend with their parents, romantic relationships and risk-taking, research shows.

Merlin 169959903 864a192d 8d6f 4597 846e 82a9fbd43f95 mediumthreebytwo210
How Not to Get Sick While Traveling
Travel, March 9

Should you wear a mask? Does airplane travel pose a greater risk? Do hand sanitizers work? Health professionals offer some tips.

Merlin 169959903 864a192d 8d6f 4597 846e 82a9fbd43f95 mediumthreebytwo210
How Not to Get Sick While Traveling
Travel, March 9

Should you wear a mask? Does airplane travel pose a greater risk? Do hand sanitizers work? Health professionals offer some tips.

07 influenza 02 mediumthreebytwo210
Coronavirus Is Very Different From the Spanish Flu of 1918. Here’s How.
Science, March 9

The fear is similar, but the medical reality is not.

06starliner1 mediumthreebytwo210
‘Close Call’: NASA-Boeing Investigation of Starliner Flight Finds Lapses
Science, March 6

The uncrewed December space mission could have ended in disaster.

Merlin 170074803 52acc8f5 e930 4dac b890 ea2a995cdf11 mediumthreebytwo210
The Networks That Ruled Earth’s Ancient Seas
Science, March 6

Fossils of rangeomorphs, which dominated the oceans more than a half-billion years ago, show the thin threads that connected them.

Merlin 169900932 9cbb56d1 8269 4615 b14f 2533532c4d90 mediumthreebytwo210
This Black Hole Blew a Hole in the Cosmos
Science, March 6

The galaxy cluster Ophiuchus was doing just fine until WISEA J171227.81-232210.7 — a black hole several billion times as massive as our sun — burped on it.

05spacestation1 mediumthreebytwo210
There Are 2 Seats Left for This Trip to the International Space Station
Science, March 5

Axiom Space is selling tickets on a SpaceX capsule for a $55 million, 10-day stay on the orbiting outpost that would be the first to involve no governmental space agencies.

04virus numbers2 mediumthreebytwo210
The Coronavirus, by the Numbers
Health, March 5

A mathematician who studies the spread of disease explains some of the figures that keep popping up in coronavirus news.

00voyager1 mediumthreebytwo210
When Voyager 2 Calls Home, Earth Soon Won’t Be Able to Answer
Science, March 4

NASA will spend 11 months upgrading the only piece of its Deep Space Network that can send commands to the probe, which has crossed into interstellar space.

04virus pets mediumthreebytwo210
Coronavirus and Your Dog: No Need to Panic Yet
Science, March 4

One dog may have a low-grade infection, but there’s no indication pets get sick or spread the virus.

03dyson1 mediumthreebytwo210
Lunch With Freeman Dyson, in 196,883 Dimensions
Science, March 3

“Some mathematicians are birds, others are frogs,” Dr. Dyson once wrote. He was both.

02sci animalvotes5 mediumthreebytwo210
Sneezing Dogs, Dancing Bees: How Animals Vote
Science, March 2

The 2020 election is off to a complicated start. Maybe we can draw some comparative political lessons from the animal kingdom.

02tb pregnancies mediumthreebytwo210
This Mom Is Still Pregnant. But She’s Already Having Another Baby.
Science, March 2

Female kangaroos and wallabies are known to use both of their uteruses, but the swamp wallaby uses both at the same time.

27xp spread pix3 mediumthreebytwo210 v2
Surfaces? Sneezes? Sex? How the Coronavirus Can and Cannot Spread
Health, March 2

What you need to know about how the virus is transmitted.

02macknew mediumthreebytwo210
Freeman Dyson’s Quest for Eternal Life
Opinion, March 2

The legendary physicist, who died Friday, envisioned an advanced consciousness encoded into matter, surviving the death of the last star.

29jemison1 mediumthreebytwo210
I Was the First Woman of Color in Space. Here’s What Katherine Johnson Means to Me.
Opinion, February 29

In my years in NASA and since, I’ve seen the untapped potential of women, particularly women of color.

28leapyear2 mediumthreebytwo210
Why Mars Needs Leap Days, Too
Science, February 28

Alien civilizations on other worlds would need much more awkward contortions to their calendars than we make here on Earth.