GREENVILLE, S.C. — All those white blooming trees you see everywhere...do you think they are pretty? If you knew what they actually represent, you would choke on your morning coffee and gag on your scrambled
SAN FRANCISCO — In a feat that raises questions about how close the cloning of humans may be, scientists in China announced on Wednesday they have successfully cloned two long-tailed macaque monkeys. cloning
Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg The bananapocalypse is coming. That’s the likelihood that sometime in the next decade, bananas may disappear, victims of a fungal pathogen known as Panama Disease.
Ahhh, a breath of fresh air. Adding a few houseplants to your space can go a long way to improving the health of your home, such as cooling it down during the warm months and boosting cheer. But there
None of us was made from scratch. Every human being develops from the fusion of two cells, an egg and a sperm, that are the descendants of other cells. The lineage of cells that joins one generation to
WASHINGTON — President Trump’s latest rupture with a Republican senator has widened the schism with his own party on Capitol Hill, potentially jeopardizing the future of his legislative agenda even as
For users of Apple’s iOS the imminent arrival of a major new update to the mobile platform is generally a moment of high excitement. In the case of iOS 11, iPad users have the most to be excited about
We've been conditioned to view terrorism as the exclusive province of extremist Muslims. And now the chickens are coming home to roost. In the aftermath of the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville,
It took the death of a young woman at the hands of one of the neo-Nazis she was protesting to force the ever-expanding media universe to face a question it has been evading for years: Where’s the line?
The year is 2017, and as the president of the United States vehemently defends monuments to the Confederacy, some descendants of Confederate leaders are calling for them to be taken down. On Saturday,
The American Civil Liberties Union was under severe duress. Hate mail poured in, death threats, and the executive director was spat on. That moment, 40 years ago, fought over a planned rally by a small
OAKLAND, Calif. — Last weekend, when a 27-year-old bike messenger showed up at the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Va., he came ready for battle. He joined a human chain that stretched in of
Angry white men holding tiki torches and shouting their throats raw chanting “blood and soil,” spittle hanging from their lips. Angry white men, arms outstretched in the Nazi salute. Angry white men playing
To the Editor: Many liberals, independents, moderate conservatives and never-Trumpers will celebrate the White House adviser Stephen Bannon’s ouster (nytimes.com, Aug. 18). But the damage he sought to
The most egregious act of short-termism was Trump’s presidential candidacy itself. It’s clear he did not think through what might happen if he won. Chess vs. checkers is standard shorthand for suggesting
A new technique known as Crispr has revolutionized humans’ ability to edit DNA. See you if you can identify whether a given development has already happened, could eventually happen or is pure fiction.
Until 140 million years ago, there were no flowers anywhere on Earth. Then, primitive flowers burst onto the scene, and flowering plants took over the world. All living flowers today came from a single
It is hard to call a flower as dainty and attractive as the Deptford pink invasive. It seems incapable of threatening anything, but it is a plant originally native to Europe now growing with ease throughout
The so-called "Doomsday seed vault" deep under a remote mountain in Norway is safe, at least for now, the nation's government said. Melting permafrost late last year sent "meltwater gushing into the entrance