Maggie Koerth is a science journalist and author. She’s based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
FDA Advisory Board Approves First Over-the-Counter Birth Control Pill
If approved, the progestin-only pill would be sold under the brand name Opill.
The Latest IPCC Report Is Full Of Warnings—And Hope
The report details where we stand on mitigating climate change and where to go from here.
A Medication Abortion Drug Faces Potential Nationwide Restriction
An upcoming ruling in Texas could restrict access to the medication abortion drug mifepristone nationwide.
Hawai’i’s Mauna Loa Volcanic Eruption Sparing Homes For Now
So far no one is at imminent risk from the flow of lava from the famed volcano. But an important climate research station is without power.
COVID-19’s Lingering Toll On The Heart
New research from Germany finds a majority of recovering COVID patients may still have heart damage a year later. Plus new insights into the magic tricks of the immortal jellyfish, and other stories.
Decades Of Alzheimer’s Research Could Be Based On Fraudulent Data
Plus, the moon may have pockets of pleasant temperature, and why a space vacation would be terrible for global warming on Earth.
As COVID Cases Rises, Effectiveness Of Vaccines Lessens In Kids
But experts still say it’s important to protect as many people as possible.
FDA Convenes Panel On COVID Boosters And New Vaccines
Scientists still lack data to determine best intervals for COVID-19 booster doses.
Date Set For International Space Station’s Burial At Sea
In 2031, the International Space Station will join the Mir station and other orbiters in the ocean’s “spacecraft cemetery.”
Behind The FDA’s Decision To Vaccinate Kids Under 12
No severe adverse effects were found in the study vaccinating younger kids against COVID-19 with Pfizer’s shot, according to the FDA.