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Lockdowns Spared Millions of Animals From Becoming Roadkill, Researchers Say

As states locked down to slow the spread of the coronavirus, the nation’s roads became less deadly for wild animals, most likely sparing millions of them from becoming roadkill, according…

Why We Still Don’t Know Enough About Covid-19 and Pregnancy

At the end of April, Denise J. Jamieson, M.D., a member of the Covid-19 task force at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and chairwoman of gynecology and obstetrics…

She’s an Authority on Earth’s Past. Now, Her Focus Is the Planet’s Future.

PALISADES, N.Y. — Columbia University is taking new steps to make climate change, which has been studied there for decades, an even more prominent part of the school’s mission. And…

Beyond the Milky Way, a Galactic Wall

Astronomers have discovered that there is a vast wall across the southern border of the local cosmos. The South Pole Wall, as it is known, consists of thousands of galaxies…

Coronavirus Live Updates: U.S. Nears 60,000 New Daily Cases

Here’s what you need to know: ImageIn Miami this week.Credit…Saul Martinez for The New York Times States that were among the earliest to reopen have driven the surge in cases…

What Happens When You’re Disabled but Nobody Can Tell

This article is part of a series exploring how the Americans With Disabilities Act has shaped modern life for disabled people. Listen to This Article Computer-generated audio recording. I have…

NOAA Officials Feared Firings After Trump’s Hurricane Claims, Inspector General Says

WASHINGTON — The head of one of the nation’s premier science agencies felt that his job and the jobs of others would be in jeopardy if the agency did not…

The Coronavirus Can Be Airborne Indoors, W.H.O. Concedes

The coronavirus may linger in the air in crowded indoor spaces, spreading from one person to the next, the World Health Organization formally conceded on Thursday. The W.H.O. had described…

This Ancient Sea Creature Builds Its Body With a Whisper, not a Scream

Building a body from scratch is a daunting task, one that requires careful coordination among all those involved. That’s why nature’s starting stuff — cells — have learned to be remarkably…

Northern Right Whales Are on the Brink, and Trump Could Be Their Last Hope

WASHINGTON — When boaters spotted a dead North Atlantic right whale off Elberon, N.J., on June 25, marine biologists quickly identified the hulking gray carcass as North Atlantic Right Whale…