NIJMEGEN, Netherlands — Dr. Elise Nillesen walks briskly toward a compact SUV striped in red and yellow, the evening twilight fading. She slides into the passenger seat, stethoscope tucked in her handbag
A million seabirds died in less than a year as a result of a giant “blob” of hot ocean, according to new research. A study released by the University of Washington found the birds, called common murres,
In his 1996 book about death, Herbert Fingarette argued that fearing one’s own demise was irrational. When you die, he wrote, “there is nothing.” Why should we fear the absence of being when we won’t there
This article has been revised to reflect the following correction: An earlier version of this review misidentified the location for “ground zero of the California gold rush.” It was Sutter’s Mill, not
Arthur Conan Doyle wrote more than detective novels. Let’s not forget his more swashbuckling stories.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, however, could never quite understand why his detective stories excited such hoopla. While grateful for the pots of cash they brought in, he firmly believed that his name would
Industries must decarbonize. For aviation, where only jet fuel can power such hulking machinery through the air, this is a harder challenge than for most. Though adopting more efficient planes and better
Textbooks can be revised, but historic sites, monuments, and collections that memorialize ugly pasts aren’t so easily changed. Lessons from the struggle to update the Royal Museum for Central Africa, Brussels.
Early in his career, James Wood, the commanding, occasionally contentious literary critic at The New Yorker — once anointed “the last critic” — used a pseudonym. He published serious pieces under his name,
For those of us who spent the early 2000s in high school or college, the name Abigail Lorick might sound curiously familiar. To refresh memories, Lorick was the “ghost designer” of Eleanor Waldorf’s fashion
MILTON, W.Va. — In the early mornings, Chastity and Paul Peyton walk from their small and barely heated apartment to Taco Bell to clean fryers and take orders for as many work hours as they can get. It
They don’t wear whistles or train plants to grow. No, they instruct people on which plants will survive in their homes, teaching them how to take care of their chlorophyllous children and the way to style
After nearly two months in limbo, the survivors of a cargo ship disaster in the Black Sea — 180 sheep out of more than 14,000 that were being transported — arrived at a new home in the Romanian countryside
Perhaps the sharpest critique of Algebra II came from Joshua P. Starr, a former superintendent of one of the nation’s best school districts, Montgomery County, Md. He said when he asked veteran Maryland
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SEATTLE — On the lumbering journey through squally seas off the Alaska Peninsula, most of the seven crab fishermen aboard the Scandies Rose were resting in bunks on New Year’s Eve when the boat suddenly