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With Roe v. Wade primed to be overruled, people seeking abortions could soon face new barriers in many states. Researcher Diana Greene Foster documented what happens when someone is denied an abortion in The Turnaway Study. Malte Mueller/Getty Images hide caption

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Solar and wind power projects have been booming in California, like the Pine Tree Wind Farm and Solar Power Plant in the Tehachapi Mountains, but that doesn't mean fossil fuels are fading away quickly. Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times via Getty Imag hide caption

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California just ran on 100% renewable energy, but fossil fuels aren't fading away yet

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Dr. Jesse Clark is an infectious disease specialist at the University of California, Los Angeles. The COVID pandemic "has spurred people to try to end the HIV epidemic again," he says. Grace Widyatmadja/NPR hide caption

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How COVID vaccines have boosted the development of an HIV vaccine

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"It's the dawn of a new era of black hole physics," the Event Horizon Telescope team said as it released the first-ever image of supermassive black hole in the center of the Milky Way. EHT Collaboration hide caption

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U.S. President George Bush jokes with French marine biologist Jacques Cousteau, center, and Jo Elizabeth Butler, the legal adviser of the Climate Change Secretariat, in Rio de Janeiro after signing the United Nations Convention on Climate Change, June 12, 1992. The draft was hammered out the month before in New York. Dennis Cook / AP hide caption

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A Climate Time Capsule, Part 2: The Start of the International Climate Change Fight

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A Climate Time Capsule (Part 1): The Start of the International Climate Change Fight

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Bill Gates discusses his new book, How to Prevent the Next Pandemic, onstage in New York City. Gates announced Tuesday that he tested positive for COVID-19. Michael Loccisano/Getty Images hide caption

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More than 19,000 homicides in 2020 involved a firearm — an increase of nearly 5,000 from 2019. Mongkol Nitirojsakul/EyeEm/Getty Images hide caption

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Firearm-related homicide rate skyrockets amid stresses of the pandemic, the CDC says

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West Hansen's role is to inform people of the government benefits and services they can access, including the coronavirus vaccine. But many of his clients distrust the needle. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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Dmytriy Omelyanov is working with a fellow student on a project involving cockroaches. They will be competing in the science fair virtually from Ukraine. Society For Science hide caption

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These Ukrainian students are competing virtually in an international science fair

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Pews were marked off to encourage social distancing at a funeral home in Temple, Penn., in March of 2021, around the time the Delta variant began to take hold in the United States. Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group via Getty Images hide caption

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Signs on a temporary fence around the U.S. Supreme Court building on May 05, 2022 in Washington, DC. Anna Moneymaker / Getty Images hide caption

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The Turnaway Study: What The Research Says About Abortion

A leaked draft opinion in the Supreme Court case Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization has placed uncertainty on the future of abortion rights in the United States. As written, the opinion would overturn Roe v. Wade protections. We at Short Wave were immediately curious about the data behind abortions: What happens when pregnant people are denied abortions?

The Turnaway Study: What The Research Says About Abortion

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A Covid-19 testing van stands in Times Square on May 03, 2022 in New York City. Health officials announced on Monday that New York City will raise its COVID alert level to medium. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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In this photo made available by NASA, commercial crew astronauts, from left, European Space Agency astronaut Matthias Maurer, and NASA astronauts Tom Marshburn, Raja Chari, and Kayla Barron, pose for a photo in their Dragon spacesuits during a fit check aboard the International Space Station's Harmony module on April 21, 2022. AP hide caption

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Lessons From HIV On Ending The COVID Pandemic

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When Our Star Erupts - The 1859 Solar Storm And More

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