NYT>Science

  • Abortions Increase in the U.S., Reversing a 30-Year Decline, Report Finds
    by Pam Belluck on 2022-06-15 in your-feed-science, Abortion, States (US), Birth Control and Family Planning, Guttmacher Institute, United States, your-feed-healthcare

    A new survey of the nation’s abortion providers found increases in every region of the country from 2017 to 2020.

  • Black Death: A Clue to Where the Plague Originated
    by Gina Kolata on 2022-06-15 in Bubonic Plague, Epidemics, Kyrgyzstan, Cemeteries, History (Academic Subject), Teeth and Dentistry, Archaeology and Anthropology, Nature (Journal), Research

    By fishing shards of bacterial DNA from the teeth of bodies in a cemetery, researchers found the starting point for the plague that devastated Eurasia, they say.

  • Monkeypox Outbreak Poses ‘Real Risk’ to Public Health, W.H.O. Official Says
    by Nick Cumming-Bruce on 2022-06-15 in Monkeypox, World Health Organization, Kluge, Hans, Europe, European Center for Disease Prevention and Control, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Preventive Medicine, Vaccination and Immunization

    Dr. Hans Kluge, the organization’s director for Europe, said that the longer the virus circulated, the wider its reach would be.

  • Can a Law Protecting Endangered Animals Stop New Oil Drilling?
    by Lisa Friedman on 2022-06-15 in Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Oil (Petroleum) and Gasoline, Endangered and Extinct Species, Carbon Dioxide, Environment, Federal Lands, Air Pollution, Interior Department, Bureau of Land Management

    Environmentalists say the government failed to study the threats to endangered species from before issuing oil and gas drilling permits.

  • Earth’s Largest Rodents Were Smaller Than We Once Thought
    by Jack Tamisiea on 2022-06-15 in Rodents, Paleontology, Royal Society Open Science (Journal), Research, Fossils, South America, Phoberomys pattersoni, Josephoartigasia monesi, occipital condyle, your-feed-science

    A new study found that primeval rodents, which were estimated to be the size of bison, were closer to modern-day ponies.

  • Growing Numbers of Girls Resist Genital Cutting in Sierra Leone
    by Stephanie Nolen on 2022-06-15 in Female Genital Mutilation, Women’s Rights, Women and Girls, Sierra Leone, your-feed-healthcare

    Sierra Leone is one of a few countries in sub-Saharan Africa that have not banned cutting. Now, young women are defying mothers and grandmothers by refusing to undergo the procedure.

  • Unexplained Hepatitis Is Not More Common in U.S. Kids Than Before Pandemic, CDC Suggests
    by Emily Anthes on 2022-06-15 in Hepatitis, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Liver, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    Officials have also been trying to determine whether the cases represent a new phenomenon or are simply a new recognition of one that has long existed; there have always been a subset of pediatric hepatitis cases with no clear cause.

  • Russian Coal Mine Responsible for Huge Methane Leaks
    by Henry Fountain on 2022-06-14 in Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Mines and Mining, Methane, Russia

    In January, a satellite detected 13 plumes of methane, a potent planet-warming gas, coming from the largest coal mine in Russia.

  • Saving a Texan Bayou, ‘16 Bottles’ at a Time
    by Cara Buckley on 2022-06-14 in Water Pollution, Waste Materials and Disposal, Plastic Bottles, Rivers, Buffalo Bayou (Houston, Tex), Houston (Tex), Gulf of Mexico, Content Type: Personal Profile, Rivers, David (Bayou Dave), Careers and Professions

    Bayou Dave, a modern-day Sisyphus, has spent the last dozen years ridding a trash-choked Houston waterway of plastic and Styrofoam.

  • Un fármaco para la alopecia recibe aprobación de la FDA
    by Gina Kolata on 2022-06-14 in your-feed-science, Alopecia Areata, Eli Lilly and Company, Food and Drug Administration, Drugs (Pharmaceuticals), New England Journal of Medicine, Hair

    El medicamento, de Eli Lilly, ya se emplea para la artritis reumatoide y, en muchos pacientes, restablece el crecimiento del cabello. Pronto podría haber otros dos más en el mercado.

  • As the Large Hadron Collider Revs Up, Physicists’ Hopes Soar
    by Dennis Overbye on 2022-06-14 in Space and Astronomy, Large Hadron Collider, Higgs Boson, Physics, Magnets and Magnetism, Dark Matter (Astronomy), Neutrinos, CERN, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, your-feed-science

    The particle collider at CERN will soon restart. “There could be a revolution coming,” scientists say.

  • How Cats Make the Most of Their Catnip High
    by Oliver Whang on 2022-06-14 in Cats, Animal Behavior, Insects, iScience (Journal), iridoid, nepetalactone, your-feed-animals, your-feed-science

    A new study finds that the feline reaction to catnip and silver vine helps to stave off mosquitoes and other bloodsucking insects.

  • Can Carbon Capture Be Part of the Climate Solution?
    by Paul Tullis on 2022-06-14 in Carbon Capture and Sequestration, visionaries2022, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Global Warming, Oil (Petroleum) and Gasoline, Fuel Efficiency, Air Pollution, Energy Efficiency

    Jennifer Wilcox, who has a leading role in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management, says yes, though there are significant challenges.

  • The Health Effects of Extreme Heat
    by Raymond Zhong on 2022-06-14 in Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Heat and Heat Waves, Heatstroke, Respiratory Diseases, Sweating, Weather, Air Conditioning, Anatomy and Physiology, Pennsylvania State University, University of Sydney, India, Kenya

    Researchers are drilling down into the ways life on a hotter planet will tax our bodies, and looking for protections that, unlike air-conditioning, don’t make the problem worse.

  • How Many Languages Could a Child Speak?
    by Randall Munroe on 2022-06-14 in Language and Languages, Education, Youth, Children and Childhood, your-feed-science

    In theory, a young person could master a broad array of tongues. But there are some inherent limits.

  • Fred the Mastodon’s Tusks Reveal a Life of Fighting and Roaming
    by Jeanne Timmons on 2022-06-14 in Mastodons, Animal Migration, Animal Behavior, Paleontology, Isotopes, Research, Elephants, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Indiana, your-feed-science, your-feed-animals

    By studying chemical signatures in fossilized tusks, researchers have pieced together one of the elephant-like animal’s movements and maladies.

  • SpaceX Wins Environmental Approval for Starship Mars Rocket Launch
    by Kenneth Chang on 2022-06-13 in Space and Astronomy, Rocket Science and Propulsion, Mars (Planet), Conservation of Resources, Regulation and Deregulation of Industry, Space Exploration Technologies Corp, Federal Aviation Administration, Gulf Coast (US), Boca Chica (Tex)

    The Federal Aviation Administration placed conditions on the flights, but ruled that a more extensive environmental impact statement that would have caused delays was not required.

  • They Were Cigarette Smokers. Then a Stroke Vanquished Their Addiction.
    by Benjamin Mueller on 2022-06-13 in Brain, Stroke, Smoking and Tobacco, Addiction (Psychology), your-feed-science, Nature Medicine (Journal), Research

    Patients whose brain injury coincidentally relieved their nicotine cravings may help unravel the neural underpinnings of addiction, a new study suggests.

  • Russia’s Oil Revenue Soars Despite Sanctions, Study Finds
    by Hiroko Tabuchi on 2022-06-13 in Russian Invasion of Ukraine (2022), International Trade and World Market, Oil (Petroleum) and Gasoline, Embargoes and Sanctions, Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates), Natural Gas, European Union, Gazprom, Europe, Russia, Ukraine

    Rising oil prices more than offset a decline in export volumes during the first 100 days of the assault on Ukraine.

  • Ivermectin Has Little Effect on Recovery Time From Covid, Study Finds
    by Carl Zimmer on 2022-06-13 in Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Clinical Trials, Ivermectin (Drug), Drugs (Pharmaceuticals), Research, your-feed-science

    A new clinical trial is the largest to date testing the antiparasitic drug on people with Covid.

  • Pfizer Vaccine Effective in Children Under 5, the F.D.A. Says
    by Sharon LaFraniere on 2022-06-13 in Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Vaccination and Immunization, Drugs (Pharmaceuticals), BioNTech SE, Pfizer Inc, Food and Drug Administration, Moderna Inc

    Outside experts will make their recommendations this week on how the agency should rule on applications from Pfizer and Moderna to vaccinate the nation’s youngest children.

  • ‘Vegan Leather’: How Fashion Giants Recast Plastic as Good for the Planet
    by Hiroko Tabuchi on 2022-06-12 in Fashion and Apparel, Textiles, Plastics, Leather and Leather Goods, Sustainable Living, Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Invista, JBS SA

    An influential system overseen by retailers and clothing makers ranks petroleum-based synthetics like “vegan leather” as more environmentally sound than natural fibers.

  • A Restored Painting Recalls the Colosseum’s Christian Past
    by Elisabetta Povoledo on 2022-06-12 in Colosseum (Rome), Restoration and Renovation, Historic Buildings and Sites, Christians and Christianity, Roman Catholic Church, Rome (Italy), Art, Jerusalem (Israel)

    The restoration of a wall painting depicting an idealized Jerusalem is a reminder that the Roman monument, known best for gladiatorial combat, was a sacred Christian space for centuries.

  • Eavesdropping on the Secret Lives of Dolphins in New York Harbor
    by William J. Broad on 2022-06-11 in your-feed-science, Dolphins and Porpoises, Research, New York Harbor, New York City, New Jersey

    For two years, an array of six underwater microphones tracked the feeding noises of marine mammals newly prevalent in New York waters.

  • Some Monarch Butterfly Populations Are Rising. Is It Enough to Save Them?
    by Emily Anthes on 2022-06-11 in Butterflies and Moths, Global Warming, Defoliants and Herbicides, Endangered and Extinct Species, Global Change Biology (Journal), North American Butterfly Assn, Midwestern States (US), North America, Mexico, California, your-feed-animals, your-feed-science

    Not all scientists agree with the findings of a new study, which seem likely to fuel an ongoing debate about the threats the butterflies face.