Biden Promises Protections for Nevada’s Spirit Mountain

WASHINGTON — President Biden pledged Wednesday that he would preserve the Spirit Mountain area in southern Nevada, which contains some of the most biologically diverse and culturally significant lands in…

As Gen X and Boomers Age, They Confront Living Alone

Planning for the Future For many solo adults, the pandemic highlighted the challenges of aging. Ms. Selman, the 55-year-old professor, lived in Terre Haute, Ind., when Covid-19 hit. Divorced for…

As Officials Ease Restrictions, China Faces New Pandemic Risks

As one country after another succumbed to outbreaks this year, China kept the coronavirus at bay, buying valuable time to prepare for the inevitable: a variant of the virus so…

A Penguin-Like Shape May Have Helped This Dinosaur Dive

Birds, the only group of dinosaurs still alive today, have evolved to make themselves at home in just about everywhere, from digging underground burrows to soaring above the oceans for…

Elon Musk Hopes to Test a Brain Implant in Humans Next Year

In a presentation showcasing the Neuralink implant that Elon Musk hopes will someday connect the human brain to a computer, two monkeys were reportedly moving computer cursors with their brains.…

Physicists Create ‘the Smallest, Crummiest Wormhole You Can Imagine’

“We make uncertainty an ally and embrace it,” Dr. Spiropulu said. To reach their full potential, quantum computers will need thousands of working qubits and a million more “error correction”…

Hurricane Season Ends, Marked by Quiet August and Deadly September

An erratic North Atlantic hurricane season comes to an end this week, with an average number of storms, a rare quiet spell in August and destructive late-season activity, including the…

One Step Closer to a Universal Flu Vaccine?

Imagine a single dose of vaccine that prepares your body to fight every known strain of influenza — a so-called universal flu vaccine that scientists have been trying to create…

Whole Foods to Stop Buying Maine Lobster Amid Risk to Endangered Whales

Whole Foods has said it plans to stop buying Maine lobster, citing concerns from environmental groups that say endangered North Atlantic right whales have become entangled in fishing gear. The…

Organ Donations Rise Around Motorcycle Rallies

This summer, when half a million bikers clogged the streets of tiny Sturgis, S.D., for one of the country’s largest motorcycle rallies, there might have been a small unexpected benefit…