The Thick Gray Line: Forest Elephants Defend Against Climate Change

Poaching destabilizes nations, disrupts ecosystems and threatens biodiversity. A recent study suggests still another consequence: Some types of poaching may also accelerate climate...

Planned Parenthood May Withdraw From Title X Funding

Planned Parenthood will announce on Monday afternoon whether it will withdraw from Title X, the federal family planning program, rather than comply with...

Why Warning Pregnant Women Not to Drink Can Backfire

Proponents of such policies believe that they are making things better, especially for children. A recent study suggests they’re wrong.Researchers gathered birth certificate...

A Nun, a Doctor and a Lawyer — and Deep Regret...

That July, Sister Beth stood in drizzling rain outside a federal courthouse in Abingdon, Va., disappointed about the outcome of the case.

The Long Road to Injury Recovery

Welcome to the Running newsletter! Every Saturday morning, we email runners with news, advice and some motivation to help you get up and...

‘The Last Ocean’ Considers Dementia in All Its Uncertainty

The first, startling epigraph in Nicci Gerrard’s new book, “The Last Ocean,” comes from Emily Dickinson: “Abyss has no Biographer.” Gerrard sets out...

Spraying Antibiotics to Fight Citrus Scourge Doesn’t Help, Study Finds

Taw Richardson, chief executive of the drug’s manufacturer, AgroSource, said his company’s research found the drug to be effective. He questioned the methodology...

Older People Need Rides. Why Aren’t They Using Uber and Lyft?

The Lyft and Uber apps can dispatch wheelchair-accessible vans in several cities. In 20 cities, Uber Assist trains drivers to provide extra help...

Getting to the Root of Hair Loss

Have there been any links between Mirena IUDs and hair thinning or falling out? I am experiencing this and am certain it’s from...

Nurturing an Autistic Son’s Spiritual Life

The day of his bar mitzvah he sang every song in Hebrew. He helped Angela lead the service, and read a brief speech...