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Today β€” October 20th 2018NYT Science

Stalking the Elusive Central Park Squirrel

By ANDY NEWMAN

I thought volunteering for New York’s squirrel census would be a walk in the park. I was wrong, kind of.

Yesterday β€” October 19th 2018NYT Science

BepiColombo Launches on Long Journey to Mercury

By KENNETH CHANG

The European-Japanese spacecraft will be the third mission to the rocky planet closest to the sun.

Q&A: Some Plants Thrive in the Shadows

By C. CLAIBORNE RAY

They don’t need sunlight because they are busy feeding on other organisms.

Cy Adler, Pied Piper of Manhattan’s Piers, Is Dead at 91

By SAM ROBERTS

Mr. Adler, an environmentalist, started the Great Saunter, an annual 32-mile walk that reawakens New York City residents to the greenbelt that encircles them.

Italy’s Oldest Instrument Hints at Sounds of Prehistoric Rome

By ELISABETTA POVOLEDO

The music of the ancient world is largely lost, but recent findings and recreations of antique instruments can give a taste.

Sketchbook | Graphic review: An Illustrated Homage to the Oceans Atlas

By KRISTEN RADTKE

The graphic artist Kristen Radtke recalls the influence that a book about the seas had on her young imagination.

Australia Dispatch: Preserving a Culture by Protecting the Environment

By Photographs and Text by DAVID MAURICE SMITH

The Dhimurru Rangers are one of more than 100 Indigenous groups spread across Australia who are removing thousands of pounds of plastic garbage from the beaches.

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Violated Agency Travel Policy, Report Finds

By CORAL DAVENPORT

Mr. Zinke had his wife travel with him in government vehicles, which violates his agency's travel policy, according to a new report by the Interior Department’s inspector general.

An Esteemed Doctor, Child Sexual Abuse Claims and a Hospital That Knew for Years

By CHRISTINA GOLDBAUM

Rockefeller University Hospital said it had credible evidence going back to 2004 of inappropriate behavior by a research doctor who treated children.

47,000 Ticks on a Moose, and That’s Just Average. Blame Climate Change.

By KENDRA PIERRE-LOUIS

Climate change is giving ticks a leg up on their hosts. “It’s about as grody a picture as you can imagine on a dead animal,” a researcher said.

Before yesterdayNYT Science

Matter: Researchers Explore a Cancer Paradox

By CARL ZIMMER

Healthy cells carry a surprising number of cancer-linked mutations, but they don’t turn into tumors. What’s holding them back?

William Shearer, Doctor (β€˜Like Another Dad’) to Boy in Bubble, Dies at 81

By RICHARD SANDOMIR

“What he gave us was a powerful lesson in many areas of medicine,” Dr. Shearer said of his young patient, who lived in a sterile plastic cocoon.

Remembering the Moon Landing, Nearly 50 Years Later: β€˜We Were All Completely Silent’

By KASIA PILAT

A new film, “First Man,” tells the story of Neil Armstrong’s stepping onto the moon in the summer of 1969. We asked readers to tell us what they remembered about that historic day.

A New Culprit Is Identified in China’s Choking Smog

By STEVEN LEE MYERS

Researchers say that emissions of formaldehyde from autos and chemical and oil refineries play a larger role in China’s smog than previously known.

Japan’s Cherry Blossoms (Some of Them) Appear Months Early

By DANIEL VICTOR

An unusually strong typhoon season may have caused the famously picturesque flowers to bloom long before April, when they typically emerge.

Self-Helped: How to Rewire Your Traumatized Brain

By CONCEPCIΓ“N DE LEΓ“N

“Rationalization was much easier than recognizing the gravity of what was lost: an innocent, healthy childhood and an introduction to sexuality on my terms.”

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