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"A Transformative Way to Think"

In his commencement address at Keck School of Medicine, Eric Schulze, a doctoral candidate, discusses what science is. He says that scientists draw on multiple disciplines, from visual arts to literature, to explain their results and that "science is not just a method, but rather a transformative way to think."

HT: Phil Plait

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.