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Gentlemen, Welcome to the Party. Ladies, Get Back to Work

Mike the Mad Biologist says there's a double standard working against women in science -- and no, he's not talking about salaries or promotion rates. This post is all about partying at conferences, and why women are judged differently for behavior at parties. "If a male scientist goes to a meeting, and, after hours, goes crazy, he is viewed as a 'works hard, plays hard' type of guy," Mike writes. "My perception has been that if a female scientist at a meeting parties hard and flirts, she is viewed as a 'party girl.' In other words, she is no longer viewed as a scientist with an interesting social life."

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.