John Kerry’s Antarctica Visit Highlights a Continent, and Climate Policies, Under Threat by JUSTIN GILLIS


By JUSTIN GILLIS

Mr. Kerry’s visit capped nearly four years of diplomatic focus on conservation issues. Now the prospect looms that Donald J. Trump will rip up those efforts.

Published: November 14, 2016 at 07:00PM

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Earth Sets a Temperature Record for the Third Straight Year by JUSTIN GILLIS


By JUSTIN GILLIS

Surface temperatures are heading toward levels that many scientists believe will pose a threat to both the natural world and to human civilization.

Published: January 17, 2017 at 07:00PM

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Some Dinosaur Eggs Took Six Months or More to Hatch by JAMES GORMAN


By JAMES GORMAN

Using embryonic tooth age, researchers have concluded that dinosaur eggs took twice as long to hatch as bird eggs.

Published: January 1, 2017 at 07:00PM

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Dr. Denton Cooley, Whose Pioneering Heart Surgery Set Off a 40-Year Medical Feud, Dies at 96 by LAWRENCE K. ALTMAN


By LAWRENCE K. ALTMAN

Working at the Houston cardiology center he founded, Dr. Cooley, in 1969, implanted the first totally artificial heart. His mentor and partner, the renowned surgeon Dr. Michael E. DeBakey, felt betrayed.

Published: November 17, 2016 at 07:00PM

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Drilling Into the Chicxulub Crater, Ground Zero of the Dinosaur Extinction by NICHOLAS ST. FLEUR


By NICHOLAS ST. FLEUR

By studying hills that formed after an asteroid struck the Yucatán Peninsula, researchers found that materials deep in Earth’s crust were brought toward the surface.

Published: November 16, 2016 at 07:00PM

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‘We Couldn’t Believe Our Eyes’: A Lost World of Shipwrecks Is Found by WILLIAM J. BROAD


By WILLIAM J. BROAD

Archaeologists have found more than 40 vessels in the Black Sea, some more than a millennium old, shedding light on early empires and trade routes.

Published: November 10, 2016 at 07:00PM

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Ice That Sparkles Like Diamonds Washes Onto Japanese Shores by JOANNA KLEIN


By JOANNA KLEIN

Nicknamed ‘jewelry ice,’ a rare kind of winter river ice on the northern island of Hokkaido has captivated locals and attracted photographers.

Published: January 29, 2017 at 07:00PM

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