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Science Throughout the Ages

The Royal Society is celebrating its 350th anniversary next year by posting 60 of its articles to its Trailblazing website. According to the BBC, that collection of papers, which were originally published in the society's journal Philosophical Transactions, include "a gruesome account of a 17th Century blood transfusion and the article in which Sir Isaac showed that white light is a mixture of other colours" as well as papers from Benjamin Franklin and Stephen Hawking. Another paper in the collection was a study of whether Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was truly a child prodigy. "Suggestions he was in fact a midget adult were dismissed by writer Daines Barrington on the grounds that young Wolfgang was more enthusiastic about playing with his cat than practising his harpsichord," writes the BBC.

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.