As cryptocurrency prices plunged and funds failed, strict rules on risky assets helped Wall Street companies sidestep the worst. Retail investors weren’t as lucky.
Why a country known for blazing broadband and innovative devices remains tethered to a browser abandoned by most of the world long ago.
A new documentary examines the work and lives of the French volcanologists Katia and Maurice Krafft, helped mightily by their own magnificent footage.
CANAZEI, Italy — Days before a glacier in the Italian Dolomites broke off with the force of a collapsing skyscraper, crushing at least 10 hikers under an avalanche of ice, snow and rock, Carlo Budel heard water running under the ice.
Once hunted to the brink of extinction, fin whales in the Southern Ocean have rebounded and returned to their historic feeding grounds, according to a new survey.
By understanding the microbes that help large beetle larvae digest polystyrene, scientists hope to find a better disposal process for packing foam.
Two armies of physicists struggle to close in on the Higgs boson, the Great White Whale of modern science. This was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in 2014.
Retrievers that don’t retrieve and Papillons that point are all possible because the genes that shape dog behavior predate modern breeding that focuses on appearance, researchers find.
Researchers described Annakacygna, a family of flightless ancient swans that were filter-feeders.
Financially speaking, the billionaire’s buyout of the social media network breaks all the usual rules.
A team of Italian scientists describe what they believe is a gaping scar from one of these ancient battles on the neck frill of the Triceratops.
The maker movement started out flashy, bringing 3-D printers into classrooms around the world. Now, it’s about meeting student and community needs.
Torrential rainfall lashed Japan in July. A cloudburst in August submerged entire villages in south India. In September, Hurricane Florence burst dams and lagoons, with coal ash and pig waste spilling into the waterways of North Carolina.
After a vote (and a century of research), the standard measure for mass is redefined, and the long reign of Le Grand K is ended.
Winsomely captured in poems and song, the birds are yielding new secrets about their astounding beaks and penchant for violence.
Mete out love and discipline. Set ambitious goals. Endure a teenager’s first dates. Fans say the game Chinese Parents is a surprisingly poignant exercise in role reversal.
Softer foods from agricultural lifestyles may have changed the human bite, making it easier to form certain sounds.
From parasitic wasps to shark look-alikes, states have honored many distinctive creatures. Often, students were the driving force.
Researchers got an inside look at beatboxers’ lips, mouths, and throats as they performed.
The rise of Candida auris embodies a serious and growing public health threat: drug-resistant germs.
Were you fascinated by dinosaurs when you were younger? Are you still fascinated? Do you have a favorite dinosaur?
Did you know that Mercury is in retrograde? From March 5 to March 28, as it typically does three times a year, Mercury, the closest planet to the sun, appears to move backward across the sky — from east to west rather than from west to east. Have you seen any negative effects in your life? Have you been more cautious about your actions? Or do you think fear or caution, based on astrological events, is nonsense?
For the past 40 years, thanks to satellite measurements, scientists have known that sea ice coverage in the Arctic is shrinking. Global warming has reduced the extent of ice in the region in summer, when it is at its lowest, by nearly 13 percent a decade. That has led some researchers to predict that the Arctic could be ice-free in summers by the middle of the century.
Last year, Patches the dachshund earned the nickname Little Unicorn after she developed a large tumor that jutted out of her forehead.
Try out a mini experiment testing the way water reacts to different types of surfaces. First, gather a few surfaces with varying textures — rough, smooth, grainy, oily, soft, hard or bumpy. You might use a desktop, a sheet of textured paper, an aluminum can or pavement.
Try a mini-experiment. Take a sheet of paper, any shape or size, and crumple it. Unfold it and describe what you see. (If you don’t have a piece of paper on hand, watch this video.)
Would you want to own one of the robots? If so, which one? Do you think it could help you with various tasks — or would it mostly be just a cool thing to have?