As New Virus Spreads From China, Scientists See Grim Reminders As New Virus Spreads From China, Scientists See Grim Reminders

Epidemics of related viruses, like SARS, killed hundreds. Now the World Health Organization must decide whether to declare another global health emergency.

yesterday, 13:38
Bumblebee Vomit: Scientists Are No Longer Ignoring It Bumblebee Vomit: Scientists Are No Longer Ignoring It

Regurgitation is an important consideration when it comes to the process of pollination.

yesterday, 16:24
Stress Really Does Make Hair Go Gray Faster Stress Really Does Make Hair Go Gray Faster

The same nerves involved in the fight-or-flight response can cause permanent damage to the cells responsible for producing hair color in mice, scientists have found.

yesterday, 19:00
China Silences Critics Over Coronavirus Outbreak China Silences Critics Over Coronavirus Outbreak

Beijing has responded faster to the new threat than it did with SARS, but it still silences and punishes those who veer from the official line, with potentially damaging consequences.

yesterday, 20:02
As Coronavirus Spreads from China, Scientists See Grim Reminders As Coronavirus Spreads from China, Scientists See Grim Reminders

Epidemics of related viruses, like SARS, killed hundreds. Now the World Health Organization must decide whether to declare another global health emergency.

yesterday, 15:40
Ancient DNA from West Africa Adds to Picture of Humans’ Rise Ancient DNA from West Africa Adds to Picture of Humans’ Rise

From a burial site in Cameroon, archaeologists recovered human genetic material dating as far back as 8,000 years.

yesterday, 21:08
Smokers Should Quit at Least 4 Weeks Before Surgery, W.H.O. says Smokers Should Quit at Least 4 Weeks Before Surgery, W.H.O. says

In a new study, the health agency urges hospitals and surgeons to play a bigger role to help the world’s 1 billion smokers kick the habit.

today, 0:03
Scale of China’s Wuhan Shutdown Is Believed to Be Without Precedent Scale of China’s Wuhan Shutdown Is Believed to Be Without Precedent

In sealing off a city of 11 million people, China is trying to halt a coronavirus outbreak using a tactic with a complicated history of ethical concerns.

today, 4:12
Trump Removes Pollution Controls on Streams and Wetlands Trump Removes Pollution Controls on Streams and Wetlands

The Trump administration has finished a new rule that rolls back environmental controls on many wetlands and intermittent streams, delivering a win to rural landowners.

today, 5:35
Coronavirus Deaths Are So Far Mostly Older Men, Many With Health Issues Coronavirus Deaths Are So Far Mostly Older Men, Many With Health Issues

As China releases details about the 17 people who have died in the outbreak, a well-known SARS expert raises an alarm about the virus’s spread, saying he feels “powerless.”

today, 10:35