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Helen Thompson Woolley showed biology does not define gender
Woolley was one of the first to challenge stereotypes of what men and women were capable of.
From the archives: When food allergies were ‘strange pranks’ for scientists to decipher
A November 1936 Popular Science article presented the available data on food allergies, albeit limited.
We’ve lost more than 1 million Americans to COVID
The global COVID death toll has probably passed 15 million too.
Researchers just woke up the eyeballs of dead donors and that’s good, actually
This research could pave the way for new therapies to treat vision loss.
Which global estimate of COVID deaths is the most reliable?
It's critical to get an accurate count of pandemic deaths.
A viral descendent of the deadly 1918 flu is probably still going around
Century-old samples from human lungs revealed the pandemic flu's genetics.
From the archives: During a devastating polio epidemic, a vaccine was finally on the horizon
A May 1953 Popular Science article attempted to take stock of the polio epidemic and brought hopes of a vaccine.
A bare minimum guide to spring cleaning
What you can forego and still claim you live in a clean house.
The FDA is prepping its biggest cigarette crackdown since the ’60s
The FDA's proposed ban on menthol cigarettes follows a larger public health effort to prevent tobacco-related deaths.
Drug-resistant fungus could be lurking in your compost, but you can reduce the risk
Your compost could be dangerous if you're not caring for it properly.