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Just Be Glad There Weren't Paparazzi in Your Day, Charlie

The Darwin coverage hasn't slowed down yet. Here's a piece by University College London's Michael Neve speculating on how our scientist-hero would've reacted to all of this celebration of his work. (In a word: badly.) Neve cites "Darwin's deep need for privacy" as just one reason that the scientist "would have surely reached for the word 'deluge' or 'explosion' to describe the sheer amount of activity that we are all witnessing to celebrate his birth in 1809 and the 1859 publication of The Origin of Species."

Meanwhile, Discover magazine's March issue offers a special focus on Darwin. Check out this article on evidence that humans have undergone rapid evolution in the past 10,000 years, and this story on modern-day Galapagos -- the research hotspots of today, including deep ocean trenches, abandoned mines, and New Guinea, among others.

The Scan

Another Resignation

According to the Wall Street Journal, a third advisory panel member has resigned following the US Food and Drug Administration's approval of an Alzheimer's disease drug.

Novavax Finds Its Vaccine Effective

Reuters reports Novavax's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine is more than 90 percent effective in preventing COVID-19.

Can't Be Used

The US Food and Drug Administration says millions of vaccine doses made at an embattled manufacturing facility cannot be used, the New York Times reports.

PLOS Papers on Frozen Shoulder GWAS, Epstein-Barr Effects on Immune Cell Epigenetics, More

In PLOS this week: genome-wide association study of frozen shoulder, epigenetic patterns of Epstein-Barr-infected B lymphocyte cells, and more.