New York Times - Science Times
A final word, in alphabetical order, to bid farewell to the Science Times podcast.
Can exercise change our DNA?
Cleaner, But is Natural Gas Better?
Natural gas seems to be better for the environment than coal because of its reduced carbon emissions, but environmentalists say it may not be better after all.
Climate-Friendly Nuclear Energy
Nuclear energy could help stem climate change, but economic conditions aren’t favorable for many existing nuclear power plants.
Reviving an Ancient Pulse
Using modern digital processing, researchers have given sound to some of the earliest written recordings of pulses and heartbeats.
Infusing Fun Into Cancer Treatment
‘The Infusionarium,’ a new feature at the Children’s Hospital of Orange County, helps young patients cope with infusion treatments by helping them pass the time during sometime grueling treatments.
Monitoring Earth’s Temperature
Scientists arrived at a limit of 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit for Earth’s temperature to increase, arguing anything above that will cause significant damage.
James B. Garvin, a chief scientist with NASA, discusses the history of Mars exploration, current technological advances and what is still to come in understanding our planetary neighbor.
The Secrets of our Genealogical Past
DNA analyses can reveal surprises about the emergence of our species and the political and social structures that dictate modern life.
A robot exhibit at New York City’s Museum of Math shows how simple interactions lead to large-scale, organized behavior.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and the Brain
New research showing brain inflammation in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome may help scientists better understand how to treat the condition.
Scientists in the Florida Keys are using corals’ innate healing abilities to try to repopulate lost areas.
Quicker Scan Results
A new movement may help patients receive test results directly from their radiologists, speeding up the process.
The Plight of Monarch Butterflies
New research could implicate efforts to help the Monarch butterfly in actually hurting their chances of long-term survival.
Riding a Comet to Find Our Origins
Denton Ebel, curator of meteorites at the American Museum of Natural History, talks about how Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko could help us to learn about the birth of our solar system and planet.
Fat Man and Little Boy Revisited
Newly available photographs and movies have made the dawn of the nuclear weapons era go viral, providing a history lesson to a new generation.
A group of researchers at New York University is using sewage water to track diseases and monitor health.
What If You Had a Hypothetical Question That Needed Answering?
Randall Munroe, a former NASA roboticist who achieved viral fame with his website xkcd.com, has a new book called “What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions.”
The Beaver, Nature’s Drought Fighter
Beavers are in high demand across the driest parts of the United States for their innate abilities to keep water from draining away.
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