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Today β€” August 20th 2019NYT Science

FogCam Is Signing Off in San Francisco

By Laura M. Holson

Long before streaming video, it captured images of campus life every 20 seconds. The quirky project, believed to be the longest-running public webcam, will shut down at the end of August.

Recurring Urinary Tract Infections Vex Readers

By Matt Richtel

Hundreds of readers shared their experiences with drug-resistant U.T.I.s, many describing deep frustration with persistent, painful infections.

As Wildfires Get Worse, Insurers Pull Back From Riskiest Areas

By Christopher Flavelle

A growing number of Western homeowners are being dropped by their insurance companies, prompting warnings from officials and worries about what comes next.

Tripping on Broadway: A New Musical Explores LSD Use by Cary Grant and More

By Michael Paulson

The Lincoln Center Theater show is written by James Lapine, Tom Kitt and Michael Korie, and will star Carmen Cusack, Harry Hadden-Paton and Tony Yazbeck.

  • August 20th 2019 at 18:00

Butterflies and the Salt of the Earth

By C. Claiborne Ray

The insects love mud puddles. Here’s why.

An Archaeological Puzzle on the Danube

By James Gorman

Unique sculptures date from the historical moment when two peoples and two cultures met on the banks of a section of the river, now known as the Iron Gates.

Yesterday β€” August 19th 2019NYT Science

Pirates, Slavers and Poachers: Violence on the High Seas

By Blair Braverman

“The Outlaw Ocean,” the journalist Ian Urbina’s chronicle of offshore crime, ranges from Somalia to the Philippines to the Antarctic.

In Super-Deep Diamonds, Glimmers of Earth’s Distant Past

By JoAnna Klein

We can’t yet dig to the center of the Earth. But diamonds from far below ground offer tantalizing hints of what's down there.

How to Survive a Hurricane as a Spider: Be Aggressive

By Kendra Pierre-Louis

A new study suggests that spider colonies with more aggressive females are more likely to survive after a hurricane passes through.

She Studies Sea Snakes by the Seafloor

By Devi Lockwood

Sea snakes are the most diverse group of marine reptiles in the world, but they are poorly understood and threatened by development. Blanche D’Anastasi is among the scientists working to save them.

Before yesterdayNYT Science

Liane Russell, Who Studied Radiation’s Effects on Embryos, Dies at 95

By Katharine Q. Seelye

Her findings led to cautions against X-rays for pregnant women. She also discovered that the presence of the Y chromosome meant a mammalian embryo was male.

The Completely Reasonable Reason People Are Flying With Mini Horses

By Heather Murphy

The Department of Transportation’s declaration that miniature horses should be prioritized as service animals has raised many questions.

β€˜The Last Ocean’ Considers Dementia in All Its Uncertainty

By John Williams

Nicci Gerrard wrote about the disease after it struck her father, but her new book is “full of other people’s voices and stories as well as my own.”

Spraying Antibiotics to Fight Citrus Scourge Doesn’t Help, Study Finds

By Andrew Jacobs

Researchers found spraying oxytetracycline on orange trees didn’t halt a devastating infection called citrus greening, but a more expensive method — injecting the trunks — holds some promise.

Should You Get a Scary UV Photo of Your Skin Damage?

By Alyson Krueger

A technology grows in popularity among dermatologists, sunscreen brands and artists.

The F.D.A.’s New Cigarette Warnings Are Disturbing. See for Yourself.

By Sheila Kaplan

Weakened by court battles with major tobacco companies, the F.D.A. has softened its depictions of smoking-related illnesses required for cigarette packs.