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A petition from the Society for Textbook Revise to remove mentions of evolution from high-school textbooks in South Korea has gained traction, reports Nature. The Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology says that publishers are producing revised textbooks that no longer discuss "the evolution of the horse or of avian ancestor Archaeopteryx," Nature says.

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Howard Hughes Medical Institute will be requiring its researchers to publish their work so it is immediately accessible to the public, ScienceInsider writes.

The Huffington Post reports that Francis Collins, the director of the US National Institutes of Health, has urged Americans to recommit to reason.

About 150 million rapid coronavirus tests purchased by the US federal government are to be distributed to nursing homes, colleges, and the states, according to the New York Times.

In Nature this week: multi-omic analysis of Alzheimer's disease brain samples, de novo assembly of a diploid potato, and more.