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Today β€” June 23rd 2018NYT Science

She Wanted You to See a Family, Not Just a Pregnant Man

By JACKIE MOLLOY

The photographer Jackie Molloy followed Tanner and David for a year and a half, during which time she took some 20,000 pictures.

Q&A: From One Mineral, Brilliant Reds and Bright Blues

By C. CLAIBORNE RAY

Rubies and sapphires are made of the same stuff, but trace elements alter their appearances.

Yesterday β€” June 22nd 2018NYT Science

James Gips, Who Extended Computer Use to the Disabled, Dies at 72

By NEIL GENZLINGER

He helped develop two technologies that allowed people who could not use a mouse to communicate with a computer, and thus with the world.

Family Separation: It’s a Problem for U.S. Citizens, Too

By SHAILA DEWAN

The police, prosecutors and child welfare agencies split children from their parents every day.

The New Old Age: Breathing Tubes Fail to Save Many Older Patients

By PAULA SPAN

One-third of patients over age 65 die in the hospital after they are put on ventilators. Doctors are beginning to wonder if the procedure should be used so often.

The Final Hours of the Iceman’s Tools

By NICHOLAS ST. FLEUR

What the implements found with the body of Ötzi revealed about the Copper Age.

Before yesterdayNYT Science

Koko the Gorilla, Who Used Sign Language and Befriended Mr. Rogers, Dies at 46

By NIRAJ CHOKSHI

Koko became an instant celebrity in her youth and charmed entertainers like Fred Rogers and Robin Williams, as well as their audiences.

The Natural Gas Industry Has a Leak Problem

By JOHN SCHWARTZ and BRAD PLUMER

Emissions of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, are 60 percent higher than government estimates. That’s bad news for climate change.

A Common Virus May Play Role in Alzheimer’s Disease, Study Finds

By PAM BELLUCK

The research did not find that viruses cause Alzheimer’s. But it showed that two types of herpes interact with Alzheimer’s-related genes and might drive the disease process.

Climate Change Brought a Lobster Boom. Now It Could Cause a Bust.

By LIVIA ALBECK-RIPKA

Warming waters in the Gulf of Maine have benefited lobsters and the lobstermen who trap them. But as temperatures rise further, will the industry reach a tipping point?

Summer Solstice 2018: The Search for Life in the Galaxy

By SHANNON HALL

As you mark the longest day of the year, consider the debate among astronomers over whether Earth’s tilt toward the sun helps make life on our world and others possible.

Is There a Smarter Path to Artificial Intelligence? Some Experts Hope So

By STEVE LOHR

A branch of A.I. called deep learning has transformed computer performance in tasks like vision and speech. But meaning, reasoning and common sense remain elusive.

Newly Discovered β€˜Limb Pit’ Reveals Civil War Surgeons’ Bitter Choices

By EMILY BAUMGAERTNER

Two skeletons and the remains of 11 amputated limbs are leading to new knowledge of combat injuries and medical practices on long-ago battlefields.

ScienceTake: The Elephant’s Superb Nose

By JAMES GORMAN

Elephants’ trunks are not only large and strong, they house one of the best mammalian smelling systems.

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