Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Friday, fundamentally changed the Supreme Court’s approach to women’s rights. Legal scholar Jonathan Entin, who clerked for Ginsburg, wrote an appreciation of her long, pioneering career. “Ginsburg’s work helped to change the way we all think about women,” says Entin, “and men, for that matter.”

Also this week – restoring butterfly habitat, this busy hurricane season and exciting news about Venus.

Naomi Schalit

Senior Editor, Politics + Society

Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg paying a courtesy call on Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, D-N.Y., left, and Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del., in June 1993, before her confirmation hearing for the Supreme Court. AP/Marcy Nighswander

Ruth Bader Ginsburg helped shape the modern era of women’s rights – even before she went on the Supreme Court

Jonathan Entin, Case Western Reserve University

Before she became a Supreme Court justice, the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s work as an attorney in the 1970s changed the court’s approach to women's rights and how we think about women – and men.

Monarch butterflies cover a tree at El Rosario Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary in Michoacán, Mexico. D. André Green II

Monarch butterflies’ spectacular migration is at risk – an ambitious new plan aims to help save it

D. André Green II, University of Michigan

Can a plan that brings together government and private landowners create enough habitat for monarch butterflies?

With its largely white and older workers, this Portland, Oregon poll site is typical of poll sites across the U.S. Shawn Patrick Ouellette/Portland Portland Press Herald via Getty Images

Poll workers on Election Day will be younger – and probably more diverse – due to COVID-19

Thessalia Merivaki, Mississippi State University

An army of mostly older, white volunteers run America's voting sites. They're reluctant to work during a pandemic. So new recruits are signing up to run the polls, for better and for worse.

Production limits mean that not everyone can get access to a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as it’s developed.. GIPhotoStock/Cultura via Getty Images

Video: Who should get a COVID-19 vaccine first?

Nicole Hassoun, Binghamton University, State University of New York

A bioethicist explains a recent report that recommends how to distribute a COVID-19 vaccine equitably.