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Deadly Germs, Lost Cures: Citrus Farmers Facing Deadly Bacteria Turn to Antibiotics, Alarming Health Officials

ZOLFO SPRINGS, Fla. — A pernicious disease is eating away at Roy Petteway’s orange trees. The…

The Ins and Outs of Knit Theory

BOSTON — On the eve of the American Physical Society’s annual March meeting, a Sunday “stitch…

Matter: Scientists Created Bacteria With a Synthetic Genome. Is This Artificial Life?

Scientists have created a living organism whose DNA is entirely human-made — perhaps a new form…

Your 5G Phone Won’t Hurt You. But Russia Wants You to Think Otherwise.

The cellphones known as 5G, or fifth generation, represent the vanguard of a wireless era rich…

What Do New State Abortion Laws Really Mean for Women?

This week, the governor of Georgia signed one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the…

Trilobites: Seeking Life in Antarctica? Look for the Penguins’ Outhouse

We tend to appreciate penguins for their cuteness. But to the natural world, it’s their poop…

Matter: In This Doctor’s Office, a Physical Exam Like No Other

To scientists like Michael Snyder, chair of the genetics department at Stanford University, the future of…

For a Split Second, a (Simulated) Particle Went Backward in Time

In “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” a story by F. Scott Fitzgerald and then a…

Huge Racial Disparities Found in Deaths Linked to Pregnancy

African-American, Native American and Alaska Native women die of pregnancy-related causes at a rate about three…

Ancient Rock Art in the Plains of India

RAJAPUR, India — In the evening breeze on a stony hilltop a day’s drive south of…

Bengal Tigers May Not Survive Climate Change

NEW DELHI — Climate change and rising sea levels eventually may wipe out one of the…

Is Conference Room Air Making You Dumber?

You’re holed up with colleagues in a meeting room for two hours, hashing out a plan.…

You’ve Conquered the Escape Room. But Can You Escape the Lab?

URBANA, Ill. — It was 10 p.m., and we were locked in a room at the…

McKesson, Drug Distribution Giant, Settles Lawsuit Over Opioids in West Virginia

The state of West Virginia on Wednesday settled a lawsuit against the nation’s largest drug distributor,…

F.D.A. Won’t Ban Sales of Textured Breast Implants Linked to Cancer

A type of breast implant linked to a rare cancer can still be sold in the…