- Montana’s Famed Trout Under Threat as Drought Intensifiesby Jim Robbins on 23 July 2021 at 14:21
The state is imposing more restrictions on fishing this year as the combination of extreme conditions, including low river levels, fish die-offs and the crush of anglers, poses long-term problems.
- Olympics Covid Cases Raise Tricky Questions About Testingby Emily Anthes and Alexandra E. Petri on 23 July 2021 at 14:07
Frequent screening of healthy, vaccinated people will pick up even the mildest infections. How much testing is too much?
- Scientists Finish the Human Genome at Lastby Carl Zimmer on 23 July 2021 at 13:47
The complete genome uncovered more than 100 new genes that are probably functional, and many new variants that may be linked to diseases.
- ‘Not Out of the Woods’: C.D.C. Issues Warning to the Unvaccinatedby Michael D. Shear, Jonathan Weisman and Sheryl Gay Stolberg on 23 July 2021 at 13:11
The renewed sense of urgency was aimed at millions of people who have not yet been vaccinated and therefore are most likely to be infected.
- Climate Crisis Turns World’s Subways Into Flood Zonesby Hiroko Tabuchi and John Schwartz on 23 July 2021 at 11:35
Swift, deadly flooding in China this week inundated a network that wasn’t even a decade old, highlighting the risks faced by cities globally.
- How Climate Change Hit Wine Countryby Christopher Flavelle on 23 July 2021 at 09:19
Sunscreen on grapes. Toilet water that is treated and used for irrigation. Napa Valley winemakers are taking extreme steps in the face of climate change.
- The Bootleg Fire Is Now Generating Its Own Weatherby Henry Fountain on 23 July 2021 at 09:16
Unpredictable winds, fire clouds that spawn lightning, and flames that leap over firebreaks are confounding efforts to fight the blaze, which is sweeping through southern Oregon.
- C.D.C. Director Warns of a ‘Pandemic of the Unvaccinated’by Emily Anthes and Alexandra E. Petri on 22 July 2021 at 23:53
Cases, hospitalizations and deaths remain far below last winter’s peak, but the director urged people to get fully vaccinated.
- Wildfires Are Intensifying. Here’s Why, and What Can Be Done.by Winston Choi-Schagrin on 22 July 2021 at 23:05
The danger from flames and smoke is growing as blazes spread more swiftly and unpredictably as a consequence of climate change. Here are answers to five important questions.
- How I Let Go of My Time-Management Anxietyby Yohanca Delgado on 22 July 2021 at 21:59
I constantly worry I’m forgetting a deadline, that I’ll be late, that my life is slipping through my fingers. Thinking about geologic time gives me perspective.
- We Need to Know How Menopause Changes Women’s Brainsby Kim Tingley on 22 July 2021 at 21:58
This might turn out to be a crucial window to try to prevent Alzheimer’s and other chronic diseases that often accompany older age.
- A.I. Predicts the Shapes of Molecules to Comeby Cade Metz on 22 July 2021 at 21:32
DeepMind has given 3-D structure to 350,000 proteins, including every one made by humans, promising a boon for medicine and drug design.
- 'No One is Safe': How the Heat Wave Has Battered the Wealthy Worldby Somini Sengupta on 22 July 2021 at 20:13
Floods swept Germany, fires ravaged the American West and another heat wave loomed, driving home the reality that the world’s richest nations remain unprepared for the intensifying consequences of climate change.
- Inside Mars, NASA's InSight Mission Mapped Surprises Down to the Coreby Robin George Andrews on 22 July 2021 at 19:12
NASA’s InSight mission revealed Mars’s inner workings down to its core, highlighting great differences of the red planet from our blue world.
- Australia's Trash Parrots Invent New Skill in Suburbsby James Gorman on 22 July 2021 at 18:20
Sydney’s clever and adaptable sulfur-crested cockatoos learn how to pry open garbage bins by watching one another.
- You’re Missing Microbes. But Is ‘Rewilding’ the Way to Get Them Back?by Gina Kolata on 22 July 2021 at 17:11
The science behind the idea of restoring the intestinal microbiome to an ancestral state is shaky, skeptics say, and in some cases unethical.
- El misterio de una extinción halla un aliado en un caracol con una computadora a cuestasby Sabrina Imbler on 22 July 2021 at 13:45
Una improbable colaboración ha resuelto un antiguo misterio sobre la supervivencia de los caracoles en las Islas de la Sociedad, en la Polinesia Francesa.
- Measuring the Cost of Racial Abuse in Soccerby Alan Burdick on 22 July 2021 at 11:12
Plus, fluorescent flying squirrels, aging golfers and more feats of athleticism in the Friday edition of the Science Times Newsletter.
- Drug Distributors and Johnson & Johnson Reach $26 Billion Deal to End Opioid Suitsby Jan Hoffman on 22 July 2021 at 10:18
The agreement would allow funds to begin flowing from the companies to states and communities to pay for addiction and prevention services.
- Maine Will Make Companies Pay for Recycling. Here’s How It Works.by Winston Choi-Schagrin on 22 July 2021 at 09:58
The law aims to take the cost burden of recycling away from taxpayers. One environmental advocate said the change could be “transformative.”