New York Times : Science (31)

Trilobites: Fish Depression Is Not a Joke

Fish can get depressed, just like you, and that could make them a good model organism for studying depression in people.

LIGO Detects Fierce Collision of Neutron Stars for the First Time

Seen and heard, the fireball is a stunning breakthrough into kilonovas, bursts of energy believed to produce metals like gold and uranium in the universe.

Trilobites: It’s One of North America’s Quietest Places. Along Came a Bear.

When scientists salvaged recordings from a remote spot in a national park in Alaska, they heard footsteps, sniffs, huffs, a series of crunches, then silence.

Wolf Puppies Are Adorable. Then Comes the Call of the Wild.

No matter how you raise a wolf, you can’t turn it into a dog. To find out why, scientists have to spend a lot of time cuddling and testing puppies.

Trilobites: In Easter Island DNA, Evidence of Genetic Loneliness

DNA analysis of Pre-Columbian human remains suggest natives of South America may not have intermingled with the Polynesians who built the fascinating Moai statues.

Trilobites: Jeremy the Lefty Snail Is Dead. His Offspring Are All Right.

The brown garden snail won international fame for a mutation that caused his shell to coil left instead of right, making it difficult to mate with other snails.

ScienceTake: How Kangaroo Rats Escape Rattlesnakes

Kangaroo rats are so good at leaping away from rattlesnake strikes that they sometimes show off in front of their predators.

Trilobites: Solitary Pumas Turn Out to Be Mountain Lions Who Lunch

After tracking 13 pumas at feeding spots in Wyoming for three years, researchers mapped complex social networks of reciprocity among the predatory cats.

10 Weeks, 10 Hurricanes, and a 124-Year-Old Record Is Matched

With Tropical Storm Ophelia’s transition to Hurricane Ophelia, 2017 became the first year since 1893 in which 10 Atlantic storms in a row reached hurricane strength.

Trilobites: The Dirty Secrets Saved in Dead Birds’ Feathers

The feathers of birds preserved in natural history museum collections record changes to historical air quality across America’s Rust Belt, a new study finds.

Trilobites: A Surprise From the Supervolcano Under Yellowstone

The conditions that lead to supereruptions can emerge within a single human lifetime, according to a study of the volcano’s remnants in the national park.

Why Stanford Researchers Tried to Create a ‘Gaydar’ Machine

Scientists worried that facial recognition software could be used to detect sexual orientation. Their efforts to raise an alarm caused an uproar.

Trilobites: A Stick Insect. A Tree Lobster. Whatever You Call It, It’s Not Extinct.

A genetic analysis showed that a stick insect found on another island was the same species as one that had been wiped out by rats on Australia’s Lord Howe Island.

Trilobites: A Stick Insect. A Tree Lobster. Whatever You Call It, It’s Not Extinct

A genetic analysis showed that a stick insect found on another island was the same species as one that had been wiped out by rats on Australia’s Lord Howe Island.

Trilobites: Many of Florida’s Sea Turtle Nests Were Destroyed by Hurricane Irma

The storm obliterated nests during what scientists had hoped would be a record year for leatherback and green turtles.

New Species of Sponges Found on the Pacific Seafloor

The tiny creatures live on rock nodules containing metals like iron, cobalt and copper that are targeted for deep-sea mining in the Clarion-Clipperton Zone.

Space Council Chooses the Moon as Trump Administration Priority

Vice President Mike Pence accused the Obama administration of neglecting the space program, while others saw an ongoing renaissance.

Matter: A ‘Sonic Attack’ on Diplomats in Cuba? These Scientists Doubt It

The symptoms reported by U.S. embassy staff in Havana probably were not caused by a mysterious sonic weapon, experts said.

Bronze Arm Found in Famous Shipwreck Points to More Treasure Below

Marine archaeologists announced news findings from their most recent excavation of the roughly 2,000-year-old Antikythera wreck.

Trilobites: Slow and Steady, a Tortoise Is Winning Its Race With Extinction

The Burmese Star Tortoise was called functionally extinct by ecologists, but a captive breeding program in Myanmar has saved it, a study says.

Nobel Prize in Chemistry Awarded for 3D Views of Life’s Biological Machinery

Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson developed a process that may lead to 'detailed images of life’s complex machineries,' the committee said.

Matter: Ancient Viruses Are Buried in Your DNA

Endogenous retroviruses wormed into the human genome eons ago. Today viral genes continue to produce a variety of mysterious proteins in the body.

Trilobites: Electric Honeycombs Form When Nature Gets Out of Balance

A 17-year-old high school student in Pakistan replicated a physics visualization, and developed results that surprised some older scientists.

Nobel Prize in Chemistry Awarded for 3D Views of Biological Molecules

Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson developed a process that may lead to 'detailed images of life’s complex machineries,' the committee said.

2017 Nobel Prize in Physics Awarded to LIGO Black Hole Researchers

Rainer Weiss of M.I.T. and his Caltech collaborators Kip Thorne and Barry Barish discovered ripples in space-time known as gravitational waves.

2017 Nobel Prize in Medicine Goes to 3 Americans for Body Clock Studies

Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young were recognized for research into the cellular mechanisms controlling the body’s 24-hour cycle.

Nobel Prize in Medicine Goes to 3 Americans for Body Clock Studies

Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young were recognized for research into the cellular mechanisms controlling the body’s 24-hour cycle.

Trilobites: Yearly 9/11 Tribute Shows Light Pollution’s Effects on Birds

Scientists used the annual memorial to the fallen Twin Towers to quantify the effects of urban nighttime light on migratory birds.

As Seas Warm, Whales Face New Dangers

Scientists are worrying that many humpback and right whales are dying.

Scientists in Mexico Scramble to Deploy Seismic Sensors

Two destructive earthquakes have lent urgency to the country’s plans to build an underwater seismic network.

Nobel Prize in Medicine Awarded for Biological Clock Research

Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young were recognized for research into the cellular mechanisms controlling the body’s 24-hour cycle.