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Is Boulder Still Liberal?

A blog post at Wired comments on the Colorado Daily report last week of a Christian extremist who sent more than a dozen letters containing death threats to evolutionary biology professors at the University of Colorado at Boulder. In an email, suspect Michael Korn urged anti-evolution advocates "to take up arms to kill the enemies of Christian society." GTO wonders if it's just the Birkenstocks that are getting to him?

The Scan

Tens of Millions Saved

The Associated Press writes that vaccines against COVID-19 saved an estimated 20 million lives in their first year.

Supersized Bacterium

NPR reports that researchers have found and characterized a bacterium that is visible to the naked eye.

Also Subvariants

Moderna says its bivalent SARS-CoV-2 vaccine leads to a strong immune response against Omicron subvariants, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Science Papers Present Gene-Edited Mouse Models of Liver Cancer, Hürthle Cell Carcinoma Analysis

In Science this week: a collection of mouse models of primary liver cancer, and more.