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Let Them Blow Stuff Up

MythBuster Adam Savage lists three ways to "fix US science education" in Popular Mechanics, even though, as he says, "we're not teachers, but our show has taught us a lot about how to get people interested in science." Savage says to let students learn by doing (that's what MythBusters is all about), spend more money on science education, and even to celebrate mistakes. "Learning science by experimentation yields innovation, inspiration, intuition and fascination," he writes.

The Scan

Could Cost Billions

NBC News reports that the new Alzheimer's disease drug from Biogen could cost Medicare in the US billions of dollars.

Not Quite Sent

The Biden Administration likely won't meet its goal of sending 80 million SARS-CoV-2 vaccine doses abroad by the end of the month, according to the Washington Post.

DTC Regulation Proposals

A new report calls on UK policymakers to review direct-to-consumer genetic testing regulations, the Independent reports.

PNAS Papers on Mosquito MicroRNAs, Acute Kidney Injury, Trichothiodystrophy

In PNAS this week: microRNAs involved in Aedes aegypti reproduction, proximal tubule cell response to kidney injury, and more.