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Former Times Columnist George Vecsey Gets Tribute From Son

I had to share my father with millions of readers, but they never got hear the back stories over a Wendy’s hamburger coming home from Shea Stadium in the middle of the night.

The Big Tuna Sandwich Mystery

A lawsuit against America’s largest sandwich chain has raised questions about America’s most popular canned fish. We tried to answer one: Is Subway selling tuna?

A Mysterious Crater’s Age May Add Clues to the Dinosaur Extinction

Boltysh crater in Ukraine formed around the same time as the Chicxulub event, raising questions about its role in this tumultuous era.

On the Pointless of Pointy Shoes

Archaeological advice on post-pandemic footwear. Plus: brittle stars in a “weirdo box,” a possible Viking ransom and more in the Friday edition of the Science Times newsletter.

Once Again, Fossils Are Hot

Collectors are surging again to own a bit of natural history, be it an ancient shell, an animal’s tooth or a full dinosaur skeleton for the foyer.

She Fell Nearly 2 Miles, and Walked Away

At 17, biologist Juliane Diller was the sole survivor of a plane crash in the Amazon. Fifty years later she still runs Panguana, a research station founded by her parents in Peru.

For a Science Reporter, the Job Was Always About the People

In two decades covering medicine for The New York Times, the people I met, and the truths they revealed, have always stayed with me.

What Is a Megadrought?

Yes, the West is in extreme drought. But for part of the region, conditions have been bad for decades, rivaling periods in the distant past.

They’re Furry and They Fly, and They Ruin Ancient Cave Art

Bats roosting in caves produce ample guano, which may explain why prehistoric marks left by humans cannot be found in some places where they are expected.

A Pill to Treat Covid-19? The U.S. Is Betting on It.

A new $3.2 billion program will support the development of antiviral pills, which could start arriving by the end of this year.

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