Hospital and Drugmaker Move to Build Vast Database of New Yorkers’ DNA

The Mount Sinai Health System began an effort this week to build a vast database of patient genetic information that can be studied by researchers — and by a large…

Arctic Warming 4 Times as Fast as the Rest of the Planet, New Analyses Find

The rapid warming of the Arctic, a definitive sign of climate change, is occurring even faster than previously described, researchers in Finland said Thursday. Over the past four decades the…

Modern and Ancient Crickets May Sing the Same Song

Whether it’s a cicada’s earsplitting drone, a bee’s blaring buzz or a cricket’s incessant chirp, insects are a staple of summer’s score. And arthropods have been making a racket for…

London Plans Polio Vaccine Boosters as More Virus Is Found in Sewage

LONDON — Every child in London age 1 to 9 should be offered a booster dose of polio vaccine, the British health authorities said on Wednesday, after traces of the…

Maritime Apps for Your Next Seaside Vacation

Of all summer’s pleasures, few are as irresistible as a getaway by the water, be it an ocean, lake or city harbor. You can swim, sail, fish and partake of…

Manchin’s Donors Include Pipeline Giants That Win in His Climate Deal

BLACKSBURG, Va. — After years of spirited opposition from environmental activists, the Mountain Valley Pipeline — a 304-mile gas pipeline cutting through the Appalachian Mountains — was behind schedule, over…

McKinney Fire Kills Thousands of Fish

As a deadly fire continued to burn last week in the Klamath National Forest in Northern California, Kenneth Brink, a local fisherman, counted dead fish in a river that had…

Do Spiders Dream of Eight-Legged Sheep?

By day, jumping spiders hunt their prey, stalking and pouncing like cats. When the lights go down, these pea-sized predators hang out — and maybe their minds spin dreams. As…

‘What a Horrible Place This Would Have Been’

This spring, a team of archaeologists and volunteers began painstakingly digging into the history of Fort Mercer, a Revolutionary War fortification on the Delaware River that is now the centerpiece…

Five Decades in the Making: Why It Took Congress So Long to Act on Climate

WASHINGTON – In 1969, President Richard Nixon’s adviser Daniel Patrick Moynihan wrote a memo describing a startling future. The increase of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere caused by burning oil,…