Last summer, the highly contagious strain of avian influenza that had been spreading through North American birds made its way into marine mammals, causing a spike in seal strandings along the coast of Maine. In June and July, more than 150 dead or ailing seals washed ashore. Now, a study provides new insight into the […]Read More
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Global Declines in Maternal Mortality Have Stalled
Among wealthy industrialized nations, the United States has the highest maternal mortality rate. According to the W.H.O., the rate almost doubled between 2000 and 2020, rising to 21 deaths per 100,000 live births in 2020, or one in 5,000, up from 12 deaths per 100,000 births in 2000, or 1 in 10,000. Stark racial inequities, […]Read More
China Says U.S. Balloons Entered Its Airspace Over 10 Times Since 2022
In the latest jab over aerial surveillance, China said on Monday that high-altitude balloons from the United States had flown over Chinese airspace without permission more than 10 times since the start of last year. China’s claims could not be immediately corroborated. But Wang Wenbin, a foreign ministry spokesman, said that it was a “common […]Read More
Will Anyone Watch Pickleball on Television?
At parks, gyms and sports clubs across the country, millions of people are playing pickleball, with the sport’s explosive growth leading to battles with tennis players over court space, a push for developers to create new courts and professional athletes like LeBron James hungry to invest in the professional game. It is hard to determine […]Read More
They Outlasted the Dinosaurs. Can They Survive Us?
To hear more audio stories from publications like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android. The American caviar rush began on the lower Delaware estuary, a landscape today crowded with chemical plants, container ports and the sprawl of Philadelphia. But this was the 1870s, when nature edged up to the city’s limits, […]Read More