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Abortion bans could make maternal mortality so much worse in the US
Even conservative estimates show a big jump in pregnancy-related deaths.
SpaceX’s Inspiration4 shows spaceflight is changing fast—and science must keep up
The all-civilian crew is pioneering a new type of citizen science in space.
Lockdown made cities friendlier for some birds
Sightings of bald eagles and many other species increased as noise and traffic dropped.
Mars may be too small to have ever been habitable
New research shows that size matters when cultivating a world that can hold onto water and sustain life.
What is umami? No, really.
It translates to 'mouthfulness.'
The new issue of PopSci is full of bright young peeps
The fall digital edition is ready to read today.
There’s only one country doing its Paris Agreement homework
Major greenhouse gas emitters still have lots of work to do.
The COVID-19 death toll just surpassed another historic American milestone
The disease has now killed more Americans than the 1918 influenza pandemic—and experts predict another 100,000 will die from COVID by the end of the year.
The next generation of skincare might come from frog foam
Túngara frogs protect their eggs with a special foam that scientists want to use for future, long-acting topical antibiotics.
COVID has made it tougher for some young kids to communicate
Concerns over masks and speech problems aren't totally unfounded, but it does depend on the child.