For hominid brains, size may not matter as much as we thought

What makes humans so smart? For a long time the answer was simple: our big … Read more

Science notes: VR trickery and scientists tricking snails

Coin helps mummify a child’s hand At first, János Balázs had no idea why the … Read more

Death of voicemail changes how we connect

Don’t wait for the beep: Voicemail is going the way of the dinosaurs. Although phone-message … Read more

Bizarre, backward asteroid might be from another star

For billions of years, without our knowing it, scientists say, our solar system has harbored … Read more

What improved tech means for the future of cars

How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal … Read more

Dent Instruments builds on energy metering expertise

Bend company rolls out new products, increases profitability

It used to be that the best times at Dent Instruments were during an economic … Read more

A computer algorithm can crack the code of pop-song success

LOS ANGELES — If you find it hard to predict which songs are destined for … Read more

This shrimp has the weirdest eyes in the animal kingdom

They rotate independently in all directions and are constantly in motion

Mantis shrimps throw the fastest punches in the ocean. Using their forelimbs like clubs, the … Read more

Hidden pages found in Anne Frank’s diary

AMSTERDAM — Anne Frank tried to cover up two pages of writing in her diary … Read more

Old data show plumes erupt from a Jupiter moon

Europa is an ice-encrusted moon of Jupiter with a global ocean flowing underneath its surface. … Read more

Why it seems as if everyone is always angry with you

Why do you look so angry? This article hasn’t even begun and already you disapprove. … Read more

Science notes: Elephants talk and walk, frog-killing fungus

Elephant walk may also be a kind of talk With a trunk that produces 110-decibel … Read more

This matchmaker hooks up inventors and companies

There won’t be any seductive music or candlelight. No swiping right, as folks do on … Read more

Even no-smoking rooms can get lots of ‘thirdhand smoke’

Pop quiz: If you sampled the air in an empty college classroom where smoking is … Read more

Small helicopter will hitch a ride to Mars with NASA’s next rover

Roving around Mars is so passe. So NASA is sending a helicopter to the Red … Read more

Why was plutonium dust left to blow across Washington?

Events at the Hanford Site demonstrate the consequences when radioactive cleanup spirals out of control

RICHLAND, Wash. — As crews demolished a shuttered nuclear weapons plant during 2017 in central … Read more

Survey reveals Americans feel more anxious than last year

Feeling more anxious these days? You’ve got plenty of company. A new survey from the … Read more

Maryland’s first cloned dogs highlight a growing demand

BEL AIR, Md. — A Bel Air woman loves her long-haired chihuahua so much that … Read more

Gmail’s ‘confidential mode’ may not be so secure

In rolling out major updates to Gmail, Google has announced that the popular email service … Read more

Science notes: 3-D map of the Milky Way, scent of a rose

Most detailed map of the Milky Way Call it a galaxy in a bottle. Last … Read more

2 Seattle startups created tech for major movie

SEATTLE — In hindsight, the last week of March would have been the perfect time … Read more

Mandatory GMO labels are coming to your food

Food-makers will soon be required to disclose when their products contain genetically modified ingredients — … Read more

Survey gives insight into antidepressant withdrawal

In an article on antidepressant withdrawal published online April 7, The New York Times invited … Read more

Decoding your baby’s DNA: Should it be done?

Experts are worried about consequences of commercialization of life-saving test

LOS ANGELES — Maverick Coltrin entered the world a seemingly healthy 8-pound boy. But within … Read more

Science notes: studying sea monkeys, exploding ants

Studying ‘sea monkey synchronized swimming’ In 2014, John Dabiri found his research on small crustaceans … Read more

Setting fires and restoring America’s landscape

Controlled burns help sustain ecosystems that have been shaped by fire for millenniums

North America was once a loose, sprawling conversation between landscapes. Soft boundaries linked prairie, savanna, … Read more

Animal exposure during childhood may make more laid-back adults

New research offers evidence for a claim made regularly by country music singers: Growing up … Read more

Scientists: Diamonds from space formed inside a long-lost planet

Ten years ago, an Arizona astronomer spotted an asteroid that was headed straight for Earth. … Read more

Tech giants’ ‘fixes’ for kids amount to baby steps

NEW YORK — Facebook is adding a “sleep” mode to its Messenger Kids service to … Read more

Worried about risky behavior? Make school tougher for teens

All parents of teenagers worry their children will engage in risky behavior, including drinking, smoking … Read more

Survey finds far more apes, but not all is well

The largest survey of two primate populations in Africa found vastly more western lowland gorillas, … Read more

BendBroadband doubles top download speed

Central Oregon’s only cable broadband provider says it has doubled its top download speed to … Read more

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