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A Cathedral Tried to Approach Heaven, but the Earth Held a Deep Secret
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Flows of spring water cut the planned height of St. John the Divine in half and prompted studies to illuminate the church’s watery past and future.

  23 decembrie 2022 | NYTimes

7 Women on Egg Freezing: Hope, Regret, Uncertainty
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Ten years have passed since the procedure’s “experimental” label was lifted. The Times heard from hundreds of patients about their experiences.

  23 decembrie 2022 | NYTimes

How See-Through Glass Frogs Hide Their Red Blood From Predators
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The glass frog’s unusual adaptation to bolster its camouflage could offer clues for preventing deadly blood clots in people.

  22 decembrie 2022 | NYTimes

A Science Reporter Asks: ‘Where Are the Aliens?’
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Kenneth Chang, a Times science reporter, covers a broad range of topics, including nuclear fusion and the conditions favorable to life outside our solar system.

  22 decembrie 2022 | NYTimes

NASA InSight Mars Mission Is Dead After 4 Years Listening for Marsquakes
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After four years of making important discoveries about the interior of the red planet, the stationary lander lost power because of Martian dust covering its solar panels.

  21 decembrie 2022 | NYTimes

The ‘Tripledemic’ Holiday: How to Fly More Safely (Hint: Wear a Mask)
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Case counts of Covid, the flu and R.S.V. are ticking up. Here’s what you need to know if you’re planning on flying during the holiday season.

  19 decembrie 2022 | NYTimes

How Genital Stingers Give Male Wasps Some Sexual Equality
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A study that involved giving frogs an unpleasant snack has shown that male wasps really can defend themselves with jabs from their genitalia.

  19 decembrie 2022 | NYTimes

How Can Tainted Spinach Cause Hallucinations?
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A food recall from Australia sheds light on an unusual aspect of brain chemistry.

  18 decembrie 2022 | NYTimes

What Should You Do When the Bear Is Cinnamon?
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Scientists have uncovered a genetic mutation that makes it dangerously difficult to distinguish a black bear from a grizzly.

  16 decembrie 2022 | NYTimes

Russian Spacewalk Is Canceled Because of Coolant Leak
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When mission controllers observed white particles spewing from a spacecraft that serves as a “lifeboat” for the International Space Station, they scrapped the mission.

  15 decembrie 2022 | NYTimes

E.R. Doctors Misdiagnose Patients With Unusual Symptoms
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Doctors fail to recognize serious conditions like stroke and sepsis in tens of thousands of patients each year, according to a new study.

  15 decembrie 2022 | NYTimes

50 Years After the Apollo 17 Mission, the Moon Looks Closer Than Ever
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Astronauts from NASA said goodbye to the moon for the last time on Dec. 14, 1972. The somberness of the anniversary is offset by the scenes of Artemis I’s recently concluded mission.

  14 decembrie 2022 | NYTimes

Scientists Overlooked the Snake Clitoris, Until Now
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Missed for decades, this anatomical revelation opens the door to seduction and female stimulation potentially playing roles in snake mating.

  14 decembrie 2022 | NYTimes

An Ancient ‘Horizon Calendar’ Comes Into View Over Mexico City
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Scientists suggest in a new study that ancient Mesoamericans tracked leap years using a sunlit horizon.

  13 decembrie 2022 | NYTimes

Geminid Meteor Shower: How and When to Watch It Peak
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Tuesday night into Wednesday morning will be one of the dates scattered throughout each year when skywatchers can catch a meteor shower.

  13 decembrie 2022 | NYTimes

Don Lewis, Unsung Pioneer of Electronic Music, Dies at 81
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He invented the first system for integrating multiple instruments using a single control panel, predating the MIDI controller by years.

  13 decembrie 2022 | NYTimes