- Novavax Says U.S. Will Pause Funding for Production of Its Vaccineby Sharon LaFraniere on August 6, 2021 at 3:39 am
The Maryland company, which has a $1.75 billion federal contract to develop and produce a coronavirus vaccine, said it needed to address the concerns of federal regulators.
- A Ride to Space on Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic? $450,000, Please.by Kenneth Chang on August 6, 2021 at 1:28 am
The cost of a few minutes of weightlessness for new customers will be much higher than earlier prices, and they may have to wait awhile to fly.
- Biden, in a Push to Phase Out Gas Cars, Tightens Pollution Rulesby Coral Davenport on August 6, 2021 at 12:50 am
The president is restoring and strengthening tailpipe emissions regulations from the Obama era and has set a target that half of all vehicles sold in the United States be electric by 2030.
- Nursing Homes Confront New Covid Outbreaks Amid Calls for Staff Vaccination Mandatesby Matt Richtel and Reed Abelson on August 6, 2021 at 12:48 am
With the vaccinated elderly susceptible to breakthrough infections, inoculation of workers is becoming more urgent.
- Infrastructure Bill Recognizes Climate Change Is a Crisisby Christopher Flavelle on August 6, 2021 at 12:30 am
For the first time, both parties have acknowledged — by their actions, if not their words — that the United States is unprepared for global warming and will need huge amounts of cash to cope.
- Squirrel Parkour Artists Are as Smart as They Are Athleticby James Gorman on August 5, 2021 at 10:45 pm
Picking a launch spot, sticking a landing, throwing in a little parkour and recovering from mistakes: Squirrels do it all.
- Biden Announces Record Amount of Climate Resilience Fundingby Christopher Flavelle on August 5, 2021 at 7:22 pm
The Federal Emergency Management Agency will give states $3.5 billion to prepare for disasters, as wildfires and other calamities pummel the country.
- Heart Problems After Vaccination in U.S. Are Uncommon and Short-Lived, Researchers Sayby Apoorva Mandavilli on August 5, 2021 at 5:26 pm
These heart problems are far more common among patients who develop Covid-19, outside experts noted.
- Who Are the Unvaccinated in America? There’s No One Answer.by Julie Bosman, Jan Hoffman, Margot Sanger-Katz and Tim Arango on August 5, 2021 at 1:19 am
One segment of people who have avoided shots is vehemently opposed to the idea. But there is a second group, surveys suggest, that is still deciding.
- Vaccinated People May Spread the Virus, Though Rarely, C.D.C. Reportsby Apoorva Mandavilli on August 4, 2021 at 11:31 pm
The agency cited an outbreak in Provincetown, Mass., in which most of the infected were immunized. An internal C.D.C. document paints an even more harrowing picture.
- Democrats Seek $500 Billion in Climate Damages From Big Polluting Companiesby Lisa Friedman on August 4, 2021 at 9:08 pm
Under a draft plan Democrats are circulating, the Treasury Department would tax a handful of the biggest emitters of planet-warming pollution to pay for climate change.
- Global Covid Case Total Passes 200 Millionby Marc Santora and Isabella Kwai on August 4, 2021 at 8:31 pm
Vaccines have weakened the link between surging cases and serious illness, but in vaccine-deprived parts of the world, the deadly pattern remains.
- Gilbert V. Levin, Who Said He Found Signs of Life on Mars, Dies at 97by Kenneth Chang on August 4, 2021 at 6:52 pm
Most planetary scientists dismissed his conclusions, but he remained steadfast that the experiment he conducted in the mid-1970s had been a success.
- Iraq Reclaims 17,000 Looted Artifacts, Its Biggest-Ever Repatriationby Jane Arraf on August 4, 2021 at 4:25 pm
The cuneiform tablets and other objects had been held by the Museum of the Bible, founded by the family that owns the Hobby Lobby craft store chain, and by Cornell University.
- F.D.A. Aims to Give Final Approval to Pfizer Vaccine by Early Next Monthby Sharon LaFraniere and Noah Weiland on August 4, 2021 at 8:25 am
The Food and Drug Administration’s move is expected to kick off more vaccination mandates for hospital workers, college students and federal troops.
- Climate Change Could Devastate Emperor Penguins, U.S. Officials Warnby Catrin Einhorn on August 4, 2021 at 1:16 am
The Fish and Wildlife Service announced a proposal on Tuesday to list the birds as a threatened species.
- NASA and Boeing Postpone Launch of Starliner Spacecraftby Kenneth Chang on August 4, 2021 at 12:44 am
After a flawed trip to orbit in 2019, the company hopes to take another crack at an uncrewed test flight of its spacecraft for NASA astronauts.
- Is the Delta Variant Making Younger Adults ‘Sicker, Quicker’?by Roni Caryn Rabin on August 3, 2021 at 11:24 pm
Many doctors on the front lines say unvaccinated patients in their 20s and 30s are becoming more severely ill, and more quickly. But comprehensive data is lacking.
- How a Gecko From Africa Crossed the Atlantic Oceanby Sabrina Imbler on August 3, 2021 at 11:01 pm
The African house gecko, one of the most widely distributed invasive reptiles in the world, may have moved with the trans-Atlantic slave trade.
- With Undersea Robots, an Air Force Navigator Lost Since 1967 Is Foundby Mike Ives on August 3, 2021 at 4:52 pm
A recovery mission off Vietnam’s coast showed how advances in technology have given new reach to the Pentagon’s search for American war dead.
- What if Highways Were Electric? Germany Is Testing the Idea.by Jack Ewing on August 3, 2021 at 4:39 pm
An electrified highway is theoretically the most efficient way to eliminate truck emissions. But the political obstacles are daunting.
- Touring Trinity, the Birthplace of Nuclear Dreadby Dennis Overbye on August 3, 2021 at 2:20 pm
A recent visit to the site of the first atomic bomb explosion offered desert vistas, (mildly) radioactive pebbles and troubling reflections.
- The Covid Variant in Schools: What to Knowby Emily Anthes on August 3, 2021 at 10:28 am
Classrooms are opening their doors to a different pandemic. Here is how to think about risk.
- Paula Caplan, 74, Dies; Feminist Psychologist Took On Her Professionby Clay Risen on August 2, 2021 at 8:34 pm
She argued that categorizing premenstrual syndrome or feelings of guilt as disorders resulted from sexism in a field dominated by men.
- Biden’s Climate Plans Are Stunted After Dejected Experts Fled Trumpby Coral Davenport, Lisa Friedman and Christopher Flavelle on August 2, 2021 at 3:49 pm
Hundreds of scientists and policy experts left the government during the Trump administration. The jobs remain unfilled six months into President Biden’s term.
- It Was His Day Off. Then the Space Station Went for a Spin.by Kenneth Chang on August 2, 2021 at 3:37 pm
Zebulon Scoville and others at NASA’s mission control in Houston spent Thursday righting the International Space Station after a new Russian module unexpectedly fired its thrusters.
- A Third of White-Tailed Deer Tested in Survey Were Exposed to Coronavirusby James Gorman on August 2, 2021 at 2:29 pm
The results of a federal study are yet another indication of the unpredictable nature of the disease.
- Where Covax, the Vast Global Vaccine Program, Went Wrongby Benjamin Mueller and Rebecca Robbins on August 2, 2021 at 7:00 am
After months of struggle, the U.N.-backed Covax alliance will soon have many more doses, promising relief for vaccine shortages in poorer countries. But it faces a deepening crisis: difficulties getting shots into arms as the Delta variant spreads.
- ‘X’ Marks the Spot: Officials Map a Route Out of the Pandemicby Emily Anthes on August 2, 2021 at 5:20 am
Governments and organizations around the world are using geospatial data and digital mapping tools to guide their vaccination campaigns.
- C.D.C. Internal Report Calls Delta Variant as Contagious as Chickenpoxby Apoorva Mandavilli on August 1, 2021 at 8:24 pm
Infections in vaccinated Americans are rare, compared with those in unvaccinated people, the document said. But when they occur, vaccinated people may spread the virus just as easily.
- In South Africa, Poachers Now Traffic in Tiny Succulent Plantsby Tommy Trenchard on August 1, 2021 at 1:36 pm
Police search the desert trying to track down the poachers selling Conophytums to collectors worldwide, threatening to wipe out rare plants in the wild.
- A Plant That ‘Cannot Die’ Reveals Its Genetic Secretsby Richard Sima on July 31, 2021 at 6:31 pm
Events in the genome of Welwitschia have given it the ability to survive in an unforgiving desert for thousands of years.
- Stranded Killer Whale Survives With Help of Good Samaritansby Alyssa Lukpat and Jacey Fortin on July 31, 2021 at 5:03 pm
Rescuers and wildlife officials kept it cool and wet while waiting for a rising tide. The orca returned to sea about six hours after it was spotted on the rugged shores of an Alaskan island.
- Bezos’ Blue Origin Loses Challenge to NASA SpaceX Lunar Lander Contractby Kenneth Chang and Catie Edmondson on July 30, 2021 at 10:39 pm
The Government Accountability Office said a $2.9 billion award to SpaceX to build the next lunar lander for astronauts would stand.
- U.S. Authorities Seek Documents From Troubled Covid Vaccine Manufacturerby Chris Hamby on July 30, 2021 at 10:36 pm
Emergent BioSolutions, which ruined 75 million vaccine doses at its Baltimore plant, disclosed records requests from Congress and federal and state law enforcement agencies.
- Those Virus Sequences That Were Suddenly Deleted? They’re Backby Carl Zimmer on July 30, 2021 at 8:20 pm
Chinese researchers have uploaded genetic sequences of coronaviruses to a scientific database more than a year after they took them offline.