Depending on the arrival of migratory birds for spring to begin means accepting the changing world the birds fly through.
Though seasonal shifts can derail your sleep, there are things you can do to snooze more soundly when it’s hot out.
We’ve got some recommendations.
While we engage in the usual rituals of the changing season, we’re growing accustomed to spring cleaning our minds as well.
Scientists are exploring a theory suggesting that exposure to one respiratory virus helps the body fend off competing pathogens.
Some suggestions for how to spend the first week of the season.
For a longtime aerial photographer, snowfall in the Green Mountain State offers a fresh palette of possibility.
For centuries, Kharnak nomads have raised livestock in one of the most hauntingly beautiful — and inhospitable — places on earth. Can their traditions outlast a generational exodus?
In many places, high-occupancy rates are inflating prices for budget-minded travelers who count on off-peak periods to find the best bargains. Here’s what to do and where to look.
January 2022 arrives as our methods of keeping time feel like they are breaking. Calendar pages turn, yet time feels lost. In this year of all years, what does it mean for a year to be new?
The scientific start of winter offers a moment to reflect on how we might not be here to witness the changing seasons without Earth’s particular tilt toward the sun.
For me the solstice has always been a promise: After tomorrow, there will be more light.
Prices have bounced back since the height of the pandemic, but there are still ways to get a good deal.
Respiratory syncytial virus is showing an unusual summer surge.
Data from overseas, particularly Britain, suggest the spread of the virus will set vaccinated and unvaccinated communities on very different paths.
For those in the Northern Hemisphere, the astronomical beginning of summer brought more hours of daylight than during any other day of the year.
Saturday will bring New Yorkers their first shot at “the best sunset picture of the year.” Sunday and two days in July will provide more opportunities.
Springing forward and falling back is disruptive, and maybe even deadly, but our current system of time-keeping still can’t be beat.
Many employers are not making a decision until many workers are vaccinated. And some are making plans for “hybrid” work arrangements.
Letting nature take its course is getting harder to do.
In densely packed Tokyo, flora is abundant in unassuming places. Hunting for it, as I learned, can lighten life’s loads.
This year isn’t living up to my hopes, so I am learning to hope in a new way.
It’s winter, and the pandemic is going strong. But die-hard New Yorkers still want to meet up with friends for a meal.
A team of scientists say they have figured out the cicada-like life cycles of the many-legged arthropods.
From orbit, satellites send tragic evidence of climate change’s destructive power. This film covers 10 days, Sept. 7-16, 2020, a period of intense fires activity in North and South America.
Many have put capacity restrictions in place, even as new lockdowns may spook visitors.
One day that has room for three distinct astronomical events.
We’re living in a perpetual present tense. And we are waiting.
The right gear, a little planning and practicing for the cold temperatures can help you take celebrations outdoors to avoid Covid-19.
Monday is the winter solstice. The next day will be brighter, and the next day will be brighter still.
For some hardy souls, living far outside Sweden’s city centers is where it’s at.
The pandemic has unmoored us from time.
This winter the pandemic is expected to intensify the depression experienced by many people with the syndrome known as seasonal affective disorder, or SAD.
Halloween will be the first blue moon visible in every time zone since 1944. Might be good to charge those crystals!
Anticipation, frustration and sadness fill hospitals as Covid-19 case counts rise again.
As the contagion spreads, we look ahead to winter and wonder whom we can safely pull close.
I greet autumn with a stillness I never felt when I was younger and in such a hurry.
I greet this gorgeous season with a stillness I never felt when I was younger and in such a hurry.
With work changed and play curtailed, what does “time off” even mean anymore?
Temperatures plunged more than 50 degrees overnight as an Arctic air mass drove into the Denver area, bringing a very early winter storm on Tuesday.
The coronavirus has retreated in New York, but the rituals of September are disrupted, and a sense of foreboding remains about a possible second wave.
During aphelion, our planet receives 7 percent less sunlight than in January, but changes in the planet’s orbit are not what causes our seasons.
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.
Books scheduled for release this spring and summer are now on track for fall, when authors will be fighting for attention in the midst of a presidential election and an ongoing crisis.
Traffic is down, thanks to the pandemic. That’s good news for amphibians looking to migrate safely.
It’s hard to know yet. But there are many things we can do to flatten the next wave of the contagion.
Sunlight is not a cure for coronavirus, but it does have other benefits for mind and body.
Some simple techniques might shore up our commitment to being physically active as the seasons change.
In higher-latitude cities like Boston, inadequate UVB limits vitamin D synthesis for at least a few months during the winter.