On W.H.O. Trip, China Refused to Hand Over Important Data

Chinese scientists refused to share raw data that might bring the world closer to understanding the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, independent investigators for the W.H.O. said on Friday. The investigators, who recently returned from a fact-finding trip to the Chinese city

On W.H.O. Trip, China Refused to Hand Over Important Data

Chinese scientists refused to share raw data that might bring the world closer to understanding the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, independent investigators for the W.H.O. said on Friday. The investigators, who recently returned from a fact-finding trip to the Chinese city

Was Stonehenge a ‘Secondhand’ Monument?

Fans of the 1984 heavy metal mockumentary “This Is Spinal Tap” will remember the scene in which the band commissions a stage set that’s a replica of Stonehenge, the Neolithic ruin in Wiltshire, England. Alas, a careless set of measurements results in

Cannibalism May Be Key for These Cockroach Couples

Wood-eating cockroaches aren’t the only creatures that make a meal out of their mates, but their motivations may be unique. “Cannibalism is quite frequent in spiders,” said María José Albo, an evolutionary biologist at the University of the Republic in Uruguay. Among

Millie Hughes-Fulford, NASA Shuttle Scientist, Dies at 75

Her research carried the hope of helping to create treatments to decrease the immunosuppression of T cells, especially among older people. “Millie was joyous about science,” Dr. Carl Grunfeld, associate chief of staff for research and development at the San Francisco VA

Whale Songs Could Reveal Deep Secrets Beneath the Oceans

“For some of us, it’s just been, ‘ugh, these dang whales are in my data,’” Dr. Caplan-Auerbach said. Humpback whales have interrupted her research in the past on Lō‘ihi Seamount, an underwater Hawaiian volcano. “We had tons and tons of whale song,

India and China Use Vaccines as Diplomacy Tools

NEW DELHI — India, the unmatched vaccine manufacturing power, is giving away millions of doses to neighbors friendly and estranged. It is trying to counter China, which has made doling out shots a central plank of its foreign relations. And the United

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