Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

A Day Without Miss Brazil Is Just a Waste

Because you don't have enough blogs to read, here's another one to try: the New York Times science crew has come up with TierneyLab, in which a would-be scientist ("John Tierney always wanted to be a scientist but went into journalism because its peer-review process was a great deal easier to sneak through") chews over the discoveries of the day. Tierney promises that his blog will "follow the scientific method: experiment to see what works and what doesn’t." He launched the blog yesterday and has so far covered aliens and Miss Brazil, which gives him a gold star in our book.

The Scan

Billions for Antivirals

The US is putting $3.2 billion toward a program to develop antivirals to treat COVID-19 in its early stages, the Wall Street Journal reports.

NFT of the Web

Tim Berners-Lee, who developed the World Wide Web, is auctioning its original source code as a non-fungible token, Reuters reports.

23andMe on the Nasdaq

23andMe's shares rose more than 20 percent following its merger with a special purpose acquisition company, as GenomeWeb has reported.

Science Papers Present GWAS of Brain Structure, System for Controlled Gene Transfer

In Science this week: genome-wide association study ties variants to white matter stricture in the brain, and more.