Archives: The New York Times

NASA will spend 11 months upgrading the only piece of its Deep Space Network that can send commands to the probe, which has crossed into interstellar space.

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The 2020 election is off to a complicated start. Maybe we can draw some comparative political lessons from the animal kingdom.

Hyper-accumulating plants thrive in metallic soil that kills other vegetation, and botanists are testing the potential of phytomining.

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The red supergiant is no closer to exploding, it seems. It also no longer appears round.

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The smoldering crater left by the apocalyptic space rock became a nice home for blue-green algae within years of the impact.

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A new telescope in Hawaii takes aim at our nearest star and its mysteries.

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The distribution of shells in one population of hermit crabs matched how wealth is shared in some human societies.

Theoretically, the universe may be riddled with tunnels through space and time. Two scientists have now proposed a way to detect the existence of a cosmic escape hatch.

Scientists have rediscovered a compound developed by German researchers during World War II. It appears to be more effective and perhaps safer than DDT.

Wine, which is among the most sensitive and nuanced of agricultural products, demonstrates how climate change is transforming traditions and practices that may be centuries old.