Firearm deaths—the No. 2 cause of child and adolescent mortality—get appallingly short shrift in terms of prevention in America, where gun deaths of children are 36 times higher than other high-income countries.  

America’s fertility rate started sinking with the 2007 recession—dipping from 2.12 to 1.77 in 2017. Even a rebounding economy couldn’t bring back a baby bounce. The Economist explores the reasons—from mathematical quirks, to family finances and cultural shifts—and…

Scientists are looking to build backup storage for beneficial bugs that lurk in the intestines of people in remote communities, before they disappear.