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Losing Bid for Postal Contract Proves Costly for Electric-Vehicle Maker

“We don’t have the three or four extra billion dollars in our plan right now that it would take to do it,” said Mr....

NASA Sent a Secret Message to Mars. Meet the People Who Decoded It.

As NASA’s Perseverance rover fell through the Martian atmosphere last week, a video camera on the spacecraft captured the breakneck deployment of its parachute,...

Meet the key members of Biden’s Covid-19 response team.

The coronavirus pandemic has crippled economies, shut down travel and claimed hundreds of thousands of lives, transforming the world in ways that would have...

Biden’s Climate Envoy, at U.N., Likens Global Inaction to a ‘Suicide Pact’

The United States climate envoy, John Kerry, on Tuesday warned that global warming was making the world a more dangerous place and posed risks...

Europe Wants to Diversify Its Pool of Astronauts

In its first hiring drive in over a decade, the continent’s space agency is looking to recruit disabled people and more women.

Researchers Halt Trial of Promising Sickle Cell Treatment

Just when it seemed that a new gene therapy for sickle cell disease was sailing toward success, the company developing the treatment found that...

Watch Video From NASA’s Perseverance Rover Landing on Mars

What is it like to land on Mars?Now you can watch, in riveting, high-definition clarity as if you were there.On Monday, NASA released a...

Companies Say They Care About the Climate. Their Actions Fall Short.

There has been some progress by companies that have rigorous targets. In a report last month, Science Based Targets, which was started by the...

People Who Have Had Covid Should Get Single Vaccine Dose, Studies Suggest

Nearly 30 million people in the United States — and probably many others whose illnesses were never diagnosed — have been infected with the...

Seven Hundred Leagues Beneath Titan’s Methane Seas

What could be more exciting than flying a helicopter over the deserts of Mars? How about playing Captain Nemo on Saturn’s large, foggy moon...

When There’s No Heat: ‘You Need Wood, You Get Wood’

Community wood banks, like food banks, help people in need. Climate change is shaping their role.

Octopuses Have a Secret Sense to Keep Their 8 Arms Out of Trouble

Though it is well-known for its many arms, the octopus does not seem to know where those eight appendages are most of the time.“In...

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F.D.A. Clears Johnson & Johnson’s Shot, the Third Vaccine for U.S.

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration on Saturday authorized Johnson & Johnson’s single-shot Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use, beginning the rollout of millions...

Digidog, a Robotic Dog Used by the Police, Stirs Privacy Concerns

Two men were being held hostage in a Bronx apartment. They had been threatened at gunpoint, tied up and tortured for hours by two...

Golden Globes 2021: What to Watch For

LOS ANGELES — “Mank,” David Fincher’s black-and-white tale of Old Hollywood, is nominated for six trophies at Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards, the most of...