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Step 1: Open Your Lab Notebook. Step 2: Daydream.

You could certainly make the argument that the world doesn't really need another book about Albert Einstein, but here comes one anyway. Walter Isaacson, author of the upcoming Einstein: His Life and Universe, writes an op-ed piece for the LA Times about the fabled scientist. He argues that successful science and math educational programs should emphasize "imagination and creativity" over rote learning.

The Scan

Billions for Antivirals

The US is putting $3.2 billion toward a program to develop antivirals to treat COVID-19 in its early stages, the Wall Street Journal reports.

NFT of the Web

Tim Berners-Lee, who developed the World Wide Web, is auctioning its original source code as a non-fungible token, Reuters reports.

23andMe on the Nasdaq

23andMe's shares rose more than 20 percent following its merger with a special purpose acquisition company, as GenomeWeb has reported.

Science Papers Present GWAS of Brain Structure, System for Controlled Gene Transfer

In Science this week: genome-wide association study ties variants to white matter stricture in the brain, and more.