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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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Not Kept "Clean and Sanitary"

A Food and Drug Administration inspection uncovered problems with cross contamination at an Emergent BioSolutions facility, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Resumption Recommendation Expected

The Washington Post reports that US officials are expected to give the go-ahead to resume using Johnson & Johnson's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine.

Canada's New Budget on Science

Science writes that Canada's new budget includes funding for the life sciences, but not as much as hoped for investigator-driven research.

Nature Papers Examine Single-Cell, Multi-Omic SARS-CoV-2 Response; Flatfish Sequences; More

In Nature this week: single-cell, multi-omics analysis provides insight into COVID-19 pathogenesis, evolution of flatfish, and more.