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GrrlScientist posts a video at Living the Scientific Life of an interview with blogger Michael Bérubé, who says that academics who blog are contributing to the decline of Western culture. Whether or not he's joking is questionable, but his reasons for leaving his perch in the academic blogosphere are detailed in his own final blog post last January.

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The founder of MeTooSTEM, BethAnn McLaughlin, created a Twitter account purported to be that of an LGBTQ Native American professor at Arizona State University, the New York Times writes.

Novavax reports its candidate SARS-CoV-2 vaccine leads to immune responses, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

Gene length is associated with lifespan in a comparative genomics study appearing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that draws on the whale shark genome.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: effort to annotate the rat transcriptome, web-based resource to characterize marine microbes, and more.