Politico Reversing course, Trump administration will continue Obamacare outreach
The Trump administration has reversed plans to scrap all Obamacare outreach in the finals days of the law’s enrollment period, a day after the move sparked outcry from the law’s supporters and health insurers. HHS officials on Jan. 27 said automatic phone calls and other online and digital outreach — including Twitter messages and emails — would continue through the Jan. 31 deadline for obtaining coverage. The new administration gutted around $4 million in television and radio ads, but will continue to air the ads if the government would otherwise lose the money.

The Washington Post — Top download from any federal site right now is Park Service report on climate change
Recent events have been worrying to advocates of government action on climate change, with the removal of climate priorities from the White House website, the order to freeze all Environmental Protection Agency contracts and the inauguration of a president who said he is “not a big believer” in the fact that humans have played a role in changing Earth’s climate. As of Friday morning, a National Park Service report about the agency’s “Cultural Resources Climate Change Strategy” was the most downloaded document from a government website.

The New York Times  Clinics for World’s Vulnerable Brace for Trump’s Anti-Abortion Cuts
Experts say the Mexico City Policy has cut American aid to groups offering a wide range of services, not just abortion, during previous Republican administrations that have adopted the rule. But this time, the impact could be much bigger. The wording in the Trump order extends the restrictions to all American global health aid, an $8.5 billion pot of money, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. More than half of that money goes to programs for H.I.V. and AIDS, including services for women of reproductive age. An additional 9 percent goes to maternal and child health care, which is partly aimed at promoting safe pregnancies.

PBS — First human-pig chimeras spark hopes for transplantable organs — and debate
Pig embryos that had been injected with human stem cells when they were only a few days old began to grow organs containing human cells, scientists reported on Jan. 26. These human-pig “chimeras” were not allowed to develop past the fetal stage, but the experiment suggests such creations could eventually be used to grow fully human organs for transplant, easing the fatal shortage of organs: 120,000 people in the United States are waiting for lifesaving transplants, but every day two dozen die before they get them. Human-pig chimeras could also be used for research into prenatal development and to test experimental drugs.

Science  Gender stereotypes about intellectual ability emerge early and influence children’s interests
The distribution of women and men across academic disciplines seems to be affected by perceptions of intellectual brilliance. Bian et al. studied young children to assess when those differential perceptions emerge. At age 5, children seemed not to differentiate between boys and girls in expectations of “really, really smart”—childhood’s version of adult brilliance. But by age 6, girls were prepared to lump more boys into the “really, really smart” category and to steer themselves away from games intended for the “really, really smart.”