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At Last, a Shrine of Your Own

In case Mondays make you cranky too, here's a story to cheer you up. GTO's favorite satiric newspaper, The Onion, reports that an image of Charles Darwin has appeared on a concrete wall in a small town in Tennessee, leading "a steady stream of devoted evolutionists ... to gather." The article continues, "The building was also the location of the famed 'Scopes Monkey Trial' and is widely considered one of Darwinism's holiest sites."

 

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.