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Poor Americans More Likely to Have Respiratory Problems, Study Finds

But that changed drastically. By the survey period 2017-18, current and former smoking rates among the wealthiest dropped by nearly half to 34 percent...

Will the Next Space-Weather Season Be Stormy or Fair?

The big news about the sun is that there is no big news. We are blessed, astronomers like to say, to be living next...

Activists Crashed Exxon’s Board, but Forcing Change Will Be Hard

“If you want to be a public company in a carbon-intensive industry you are going to have to convince investors that you still have...

What to Name a Bunch of Black Holes? You Had Some Ideas.

“Abyss,” “crush,” “haunting” and “chasm” came up frequently. So did (less grimly) “Hawking,” after the man who did so much to understand them, as...

The ‘Talking’ Dog of TikTok

Alexis Devine said that she knew early on that Bunny, her sheepadoodle puppy, was destined to talk.A 40-year-old artist and jewelry designer in Tacoma,...

Subway Swabbers Find a Microbe Jungle — And Thousands of New Species

Teams of researchers and volunteers fanned out across the mass transit systems of 60 cities, collecting thousands of samples from 2015 to 2017. They...

When to Watch a Lunar Eclipse and Supermoon in Late Night Skies

Night owls in California and other points out west are in for a treat on May 26 as the moon enters Earth’s shadow and...

Biden Opens California’s Coast to Wind Farms

WASHINGTON — The notion of wind farms churning in the Pacific Ocean, creating clean energy to power homes and businesses, has long been dismissed...

Biden Doubles FEMA Program to Prepare for Extreme Weather

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration said it would spend $1 billion to help communities prepare for worsening disasters, the latest sign of the toll...

A Serene Shore Resort, Except for the SpaceX ‘Ball of Fire’

BOCA CHICA, Texas — The text arrived late at night: For your own safety, leave home by morning, it read. Nancy and James Crawford,...

Ana Becomes First Named Storm of Atlantic Hurricane Season

The Atlantic Ocean recorded its first named storm of hurricane season on Saturday after a subtropical storm developed northeast of Bermuda, the National Hurricane...

So You Want to End the Conversation?

With vaccination spreading across the United States, social life has begun to bend toward a semblance of normalcy: dinner parties, restaurants, spontaneous encounters with...

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If there were a way to quantify what makes a team interesting, the Tampa Bay Rays would find it. Maybe they already have. They...

Why One American Basketball Team Won’t Be at the Summer Olympics

When three-on-three basketball has its Olympics debut in Tokyo this summer, Latvia will be there. So will Poland. But a men’s team from the...

The French Open Gets Closer to Normal

On Wednesday, Osaka announced on social media that she would not attend news conferences during the French Open, saying they can be damaging to...

Here’s the Arctic Station That Keeps Satellites Connected

Arrayed across a plateau on an island in the high Norwegian Arctic, the 100 geodesic domes of the Svalbard Satellite Station look like abstract...