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Today β€” April 20th 2018NYT Science

Ask Well: Can You Miss the Signs of Heart Disease or a Heart Attack?

By RONI CARYN RABIN

It’s not always easy to tell if you have heart disease or have had a heart attack.

Nonfiction: A Brand-New Version of Our Origin Story

By JARED DIAMOND

The Harvard geneticist David Reich details his groundbreaking research into ancient DNA in “Who We Are and How We Got Here.”

F.D.A. Panel Recommends Approval of Cannabis-Based Drug for Epilepsy

By SHEILA KAPLAN

Epidiolex was developed to treat two rare and devastating forms of the disease. It contains a chemical compound found in marijuana but not the one that makes people high.

Yesterday β€” April 19th 2018NYT Science

Trump’s NASA Nominee, Jim Bridenstine, Confirmed by Senate on Party-Line Vote

By KENNETH CHANG

The Oklahoma congressman’s nomination languished for more than seven months as senators raised objections to his record, and now additional concerns have been raised.

Hans Asperger Aided Nazi Child Euthanasia, Study Says

By CEYLAN YEGINSU

The autism researcher collaborated with the Third Reich and actively assisted in the killing of disabled children, a new report says.

Design Review: At This Museum Show, You’re Encouraged to Follow Your Nose

By MICHAEL KIMMELMAN

“The Senses: Design Beyond Vision” at the Cooper Hewitt asks visitors to consider sound, taste and smell.

Matter: Bodies Remodeled for a Life at Sea

By CARL ZIMMER

The Bajau, who spend most of their time on the ocean, are among the best divers in the world. Evolution is remaking them, a new study finds.

Frenchman Is First in World to Get 2 Full Face Transplants

By TANGUY GARREL-JAFFRELOT

Jérôme Hamon, a bookseller who has a genetic disease, underwent a second transplant after his body rejected the first because he had taken an antibiotic for a cold.

As Opioid Prescriptions Fall, Prescriptions for Drugs to Treat Addiction Rise

By ABBY GOODNOUGH

New data suggests progress in efforts to curb the epidemic but raises questions about whether tightened prescribing may be leading some people to heroin and fentanyl.

Damage to Great Barrier Reef From Global Warming Is Irreversible, Scientists Say

By JACQUELINE WILLIAMS

A huge heat wave killed 30 percent of the reef’s coral in 2016, and continuously high temperatures are preventing its recovery.

San Francisco Earthquake Risks: Questions and Answers

By THOMAS FULLER

Our correspondent in San Francisco answers readers’ questions about the risks facing the Bay Area when the Big One hits.

Trilobites: Diamonds in a Meteorite May Be a Lost Planet’s Fragments

By NICHOLAS ST. FLEUR

The space rock crashed in a desert in Sudan in 2008, and the flaws in its embedded minerals are like nothing seen in today’s solar system.

Before yesterdayNYT Science

Climate Lawsuits, Once Limited to the Coasts, Jump Inland

By JOHN SCHWARTZ

Local governments in California and New York City have sued oil and gas giants. Now Boulder and two Colorado counties have joined the fight.

Do You Know Which Dog Breeds Are in a Mutt? Scientists Want to Find Out

By JAMES GORMAN

A new online citizen science questionnaire is a brain teaser for people who think they’re good at guessing the breeds in the genetic makeup of a mutt.

Feature: Can Dirt Save the Earth?

By MOISES VELASQUEZ-MANOFF

Agriculture could pull carbon out of the air and into the soil — but it would mean a whole new way of thinking about how to tend the land.

Pursuits: A Birder’s Paradise in Zimbabwe

By JOSHUA HAMMER

One of the greatest concentrations of birds of prey in the world can be found among the towering rock formations and thick forests of Matobo National Park.

Australia Diary: Weathering the Weather

By DIANA OLIVA CAVE

Growing up in Queensland means understanding the difference between hot, stinking hot and unbearably hot.

How This Beetle Evolved to Mimic Ants

At least 12 types of rove beetle have evolved to convince ants and termites that it is one of them, all the while stealing their food and eating their young.

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