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Because Reading Journals on the Beach Causes Staring

Temperatures are rising as summer is well into its stride and that often means that people flock to the beach or a nearby swimming hole. The Washington Post has a list of books that scientists recommend to bring along for that day in the sun — just don't forget your sun block. Jane Goodall suggests On the Beach by Nevil Shute and The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby while others place their bets on Octavia E. Butler's Kindred and Edward O. Wilson's Naturalist, among others.

Daily Scan asks: What's in your beach bag to read?

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Two J&J Doses

Johnson & Johnson says two doses of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine provides increased protection against symptomatic COVID-19, CNN reports.

Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Response in Kids

The Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine in a lower-dose format appears to generate an immune response among children, according to the Washington Post.

Chicken Changes to Prevent Disease

The Guardian writes that researchers are looking at gene editing chickens to help prevent future pandemics.

PNAS Papers on Siberian Dog Ancestry, Insect Reproduction, Hippocampal Neurogenesis

In PNAS this week: ancestry and admixture among Siberian dogs, hormone role in fruit fly reproduction, and more.