WASHINGTON — Juliette Hart quit her job last summer as an oceanographer for the U.S. Geological Survey, where she used climate models to help coastal communities plan for rising seas. She said she was demoralized after four years of the Trump administration, in which political appointees pressured her to delete or downplay mentions of climate change. “It’s easy and quick to leave government, not so quick for government to regain the talent,” said Hart, whose job remains vacant. President Donald
Pfizer expects to know how its vaccine performs among kids ages 5 to 11 by September, putting it on track for emergency authorization in October.
Last time the Starliner spacecraft tried to fly to the International Space Station, software issues came up. Now Boeing is set to try again.
Florida and Arkansas also rank in the top 5 highest infection rates of any country or territory in the world as the Delta variant spreads in the US.
Scientists have a new idea for how Earth got its oxygen: It’s because the planet slowed down and days got longer. The more continuous light the smelly microbes got, the more oxygen they produced. One of the great mysteries in science is just how Earth went from a planet with minimal oxygen to the breathable air we have now.
Biden in May gave the US intelligence community 90 days to conclude an investigation on COVID-19's origins. That report has not yet come out.
A heat wave baking southeast Europe has fueled deadly wildfires in Turkey and threatened the national power grid in Greece as governments scrambled Monday to secure the resources needed to cope with the emergency. Temperatures reached 45 C (113 F) in inland areas of Greece and nearby countries and are expected to remain high for most of the week. Battling deadly wildfires along its coastline for a sixth day, Turkey broadened an appeal for international assistance and was promised water-dropping planes from the European Union.
Ekaterina Wilson, 39, assumed she would be fine if she caught COVID-19. Now she says she wishes she could go back in time to get the shot.
The cases were part of a bigger study that led the CDC to change its indoor masking guidance for vaccinated people.
A new study found a less than 1 percent probability that a growing imbalance between the amount of energy Earth absorbs and what it emits out occurred naturally.
Gaetz's mocking remarks came as Florida broke its record for daily COVID-19 cases, reporting its highest one-day total since the pandemic began.
"If something breaks down, if the grid drops out, all of this modern technology fails us instantaneously," instructor Shane Hobel said. "These skills will keep you alive — period."
Florida's recent surges have become so drastic that the state is now responsible for one out of every five cases in the United States.
The longest-lived leaves in the plant kingdom can be found only in the harsh, hyperarid desert that crosses the boundary between southern Angola and northern Namibia. A desert is not, of course, the most hospitable place for living things to grow, let alone leafy greens, but the Namib Desert — the world’s oldest, with parts receiving less than 2 inches of precipitation a year — is where Welwitschia calls home. Sign up for The Morning newsletter from the New York Times In Afrikaans, the plant is
OTTAWA, Ontario — At 15, Kisha Supernant knew exactly what she wanted to do with the rest of her life: become an archaeologist and study ancient civilizations. She achieved her teenage goal. But her latest work has put her at the center of discussions in modern-day Canada — not about the distant past — but about the more recent history of the country’s Indigenous populations. Sign up for The Morning newsletter from the New York Times Since the end of May, several Indigenous communities have anno
The CDC last week shifted its mask guidance and said vaccinated people should wear face coverings in areas with high levels of COVID-19 transmission.
West Virginia in recent weeks has been seeing a spike in confirmed COVID-19 cases, which officials attributed to the more infectious Delta variant.
“[The program] stands likely to leave millions of families — disproportionately the poorest and most fragile ones — behind.”
“[Paying] families monthly, instead of one lump sum ... will provide parents with more stability knowing when cash is coming.”
“More parents will disappear from the workforce, and more children will be locked into dependency.”
“Poverty is a political choice, not an inevitability.”
“Time is running out. There are only six months until monthly payments of the credit cease."