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The Plus Side of Posters

Marcus Wilson at Physics Stop says that poster presentations have several advantages over other types of talks. "There is a view amongst some people that a poster presentation is inferior to an oral presentation ... posters range from lousy to excellent in exactly the same way as oral presentations can range from lousy to excellent," he writes. When presenting a poster, investigators "can spend time with the people who are really interested" and don't face the "problem of talking to an audience that has both experts and non-experts in it," Wilson says, adding that unlike an oral presentation, you can roll your poster up and "take it back home with you."

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.