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NASA Is About to Crash Into an Asteroid. Here’s How to Watch.
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The DART mission has been flying to its target since launching last year. On Monday night, it will connect.

  25 septembrie 2022 | NYTimes

How a Hospital Chain Used a Poor Neighborhood to Turn Huge Profits
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Bon Secours Mercy Health, a major nonprofit health system, used the poverty of Richmond Community Hospital’s patients to tap into a lucrative federal drug program.

  24 septembrie 2022 | NYTimes

Arbitration Has Come to Senior Living. You Don’t Have to Sign Up.
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In the blizzard of paperwork needed to get into a nursing home or assisted living, some residents unwittingly surrender the right to a day in court.

  24 septembrie 2022 | NYTimes

‘Sobering’ Study Shows Challenges of Egg Freezing
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Data from a fertility center showed many women did not get pregnant because of the age at which they froze their eggs and because they did not preserve enough of them.

  23 septembrie 2022 | NYTimes

3 Chimpanzees Kidnapped for Ransom From Congo Sanctuary
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In a country where wildlife trafficking already runs rampant, conservationists fear that ransoming of animals may become a common tactic used by criminals.

  23 septembrie 2022 | NYTimes

Shy Raccoons Are Better Learners Than Bold Ones, Study Finds
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Wildlife management strategies focused on aggressive raccoons may be inadvertently boosting the proportion of more clever ones in cities.

  22 septembrie 2022 | NYTimes

Maarten Schmidt, First Astronomer to Identify a Quasar, Dies at 92
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His 1963 breakthrough revealed one of the furthest objects from Earth and opened new questions about the evolution of the universe.

  22 septembrie 2022 | NYTimes

The Number of Ants Worldwide Reaches Into the Quadrillions
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There are 20 quadrillion ants worldwide, according to a new census, or 2.5 million for every living human. There are probably even more than that.

  22 septembrie 2022 | NYTimes

Why Omicron Might Stick Around
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Omicron, the 13th named variant of the coronavirus, seems to have a remarkable capacity to evolve new tricks.

  22 septembrie 2022 | NYTimes

See Images of Neptune Come Into Focus With Webb Telescope
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New images from the space-based observatory offer a novel view of the planet in infrared.

  21 septembrie 2022 | NYTimes

Fossils Solve Mystery of an Ancient ‘Alien Goldfish’
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Closer examination of Typhloesus fossils suggests that the organism, which swam 330 million years ago, was similar to modern sea slugs.

  21 septembrie 2022 | NYTimes

How to Hunt Like an Octopus
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High-speed video recordings reveal that the cephalopod’s eight arms aren’t moving randomly when they go in for the kill.

  20 septembrie 2022 | NYTimes

The Godwit’s 7,000-Mile Journey: A Migration That Breaks Records
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Researchers marvel at the bird’s record-holding migratory flight of 7,000 or so miles from Alaska to New Zealand at this time of year. No eating or refueling along the way.

  20 septembrie 2022 | NYTimes

This Acrobatic Hunting Trick Is Straight Out of the Spider-Verse
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A small Australian spider uses a Cirque du Soleil-worthy tactic to prey on fierce ants.

  19 septembrie 2022 | NYTimes

China’s Discovery of Lunar Mineral Could Add to Fuller View of the Moon
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Scientists found a single crystal of a new phosphate mineral while analyzing lunar basalt particles, which were collected from the moon two years ago by the Chang’e-5 mission.

  16 septembrie 2022 | NYTimes

Life on Mars? NASA’s Rover Helps Us Find It.
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Rocks collected by Perseverance are filled with organic molecules, and they formed in a lake that would have been habitable a few billion years ago.

  15 septembrie 2022 | NYTimes