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Today β€” October 19th 2019NYT Science

New Energy Secretary Fits Trend: Cabinet Dominated by Lobbyists

By Lisa Friedman

President Trump said he would “drain the swamp,” but with the elevation of a former auto lobbyist to be energy secretary, he is sticking to the trend of filling his cabinet with Washington insiders.

W.H.O. Continues Emergency Status for Ebola Outbreak in Congo

By Donald G. McNeil Jr.

New cases are down to 15 a week from a high of 128 in April, but outbreaks are still popping up in remote and dangerous mining areas.

Yesterday β€” October 18th 2019NYT Science

Zantac Recall Widens as Sanofi Pulls Its Drug Over Carcinogen Fears

By Katie Thomas

The company’s announcement follows decisions by Walgreens, CVS and others to remove the drug from their shelves and after other manufacturers recalled their products.

A β€˜Menopause Champion’ at Work? Yes. You Also Get Paid Leave.

By Anna Schaverien

A British broadcaster says its new menopause policy will help free up a “taboo” subject and close what has been called the “gender pain gap.”

NASA Astronauts Complete the First All-Female Spacewalk

By Karen Zraick

Jessica Meir and Christina Koch ventured outside the International Space Station on Friday to replace a power controller.

NASA’s First All-Female Spacewalk Makes History

By Jessica Bennett and Mary Robinette Kowal

Two women on Earth, Jessica Bennett and Mary Robinette Kowal, had a chat about two women astronauts in medium-sized spacesuits.

Una olvidada versiΓ³n nazi del DDT podrΓ­a ayudar a combatir la malaria

By Kenneth Chang

Científicos han redescubierto un compuesto desarrollado por investigadores alemanes durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial. Parece ser más efectivo y quizás más seguro que el DDT.

Parents Should Limit Sports Participation for Children, Trainers Say

By Roni Caryn Rabin

Young athletes are practicing too hard in just one sport, increasing the risk of injuries and burnout. New guidelines urge parents to reduce the intensity.

Lee Botts, Champion of the Great Lakes, Is Dead at 91

By Keith Schneider

Her environmental work touched practically every drop of water and every mile of shoreline in the Great Lakes basin and educated numerous people in its ecology.

Before yesterdayNYT Science

In Oregon Wine Country, One Farmer’s Battle to Save the Soil

By Eric Asimov

Agriculture can play a leading role in combating climate change and reversing ecological damage. Mimi Casteel is showing one way to get it done.

Juul Suspends Online Sales of Flavored E-Cigarettes

By Sheila Kaplan

Facing multiple inquiries into its marketing practices and its role in the rise of teenage vaping, the company suspended internet access to mango, cucumber and other pods.

A Nazi Version of DDT Was Forgotten. Could It Help Fight Malaria?

By Kenneth Chang

Scientists have rediscovered a compound developed by German researchers during World War II. It appears to be more effective and perhaps safer than DDT.

Trilobite Fossils Show Conga Line Frozen for 480 Million Years

By Becky Ferreira

The orderly collection of ancient arthropods suggests that complex social behavior goes way back in the history of life on Earth.

Taking Ayahuasca When You’re a Senior Citizen

By Casey Schwartz

Some older adults are dabbling in this powerful psychedelic, which is mostly illegal in the United States.

Court Blocks Trump’s Plan to Ease Bird Protections on Oil Lands

By Lisa Friedman

A federal judge has blocked the Trump administration's plans to ease protections on an iconic western bird's habitat -- and open it to oil and gas exploration.

Sutter Health to Settle Antitrust Lawsuit

By Reed Abelson

The hospital group in California was accused of using its market dominance to demand higher prices for health care.

What Are the Benefits of Turmeric?

By Dawn MacKeen

Famed for purported anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, the botanical is hailed for helping a host of conditions. Is that true?