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Why Whales Don’t Choke

Scientists have discovered a new anatomical structure that allows lunge-feeding whales to take in massive amounts of water without choking.

U.S. Moves to Drop Case Against M.I.T. Scientist Accused of Hiding China Links

Gang Chen, a professor of mechanical engineering, was arrested a year ago, accused of concealing his affiliations with Chinese government institutions.

Kidneys From a Genetically Altered Pig Are Implanted in a Brain-Dead Patient

Surgeons at the University of Alabama at Birmingham said they hoped to start clinical trials with kidney patients later this year.

Predictions Favored Solar Over Wind Power. What Happened?

One lesson: Renewable technology benefits from early, consistent government support.

A New Map of the Sun’s Local Bubble

At the edge of a vast region devoid of gas and dust, scientists find an explanation for “how all nearby star formation began.”

‘Build Back Better’ Hit A Wall But Climate Action Could Move Forward

Some Democrats want to forge ahead with a stand-alone climate bill, but their solution could mean abandoning other parts of President Biden’s agenda.

In Sewage, Clues to Omicron’s Surge

Tracking the virus in wastewater is helping some cities and hospitals respond to the most recent wave of the coronavirus, but a more coordinated national effort is needed, experts say.

Why Are Men More Likely to Die of Covid? It’s Complicated.

Sex differences in Covid death rates vary widely from state to state, suggesting they are rooted in behavior as well as biology.

Why Are Men More Likely to Die of Covid? It’s Complicated.

Sex differences in Covid death rates vary widely from state to state, suggesting they are rooted in behavior as well as biology.

Sara McLanahan, Who Studied Single Motherhood, Dies at 81

A Princeton sociologist and a single mother herself, she brought her own experience to her wide body of scholarly work.

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