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Laying the Cause for Linux

All scientists should move over to use Linux, writes Peter Blazso at Bitesize Bio. His five reasons are: it's free, it's fast, it doesn't catch viruses, thousands of programs — including biology-specific ones — are free, and there's a Linux community waiting to help you troubleshoot. Blazso then walks through how to install Ubuntu Linux, also in five steps.

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.