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Scaling Up

Deepak Singh writes that big science will, "out of sheer necessity," need to use scalable designs for computing. From reading James Hamilton's blog, Singh writes that scaling comes from partitioning and redundancy while from Dan Reed's blog, Singh finds that the degree of parallel systems needed will be a challenge. From that he adds that it may be time for "people who live and breathe concurrency and scale."

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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.