To mark the 40th anniversary of the Science Times section, the New York Times looks at big topics that curiosity demands answers to, such as climate change, artificial intelligence, space travel and human longevity.
"Some scientists say that stress is part of the job, and wear it like a badge of honor. I want to debunk that myth," says James Turner in this careers commentary. Group leaders should learn how to recognize if colleagues are experiencing problems at work.
An ambitious effort to sequence the genome of every complex organism on Earth was officially launched on November 1 in London. The project comprises more than a dozen existing sequencing programs, such as the Darwin Tree of Life Project.
The GRAVITY instrument on the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope has discovered new details about the Milky Way’s central supermassive black hole — chiefly, hot clumps of gas that orbit the black hole at 30 percent the speed of light.