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Two Guys Walk Into a Bar...

So the great thing about writing a blog is that we get to include completely unrelated items just because we think our readers would enjoy them. And that's our caveat with this great piece from the New York Times today: John Tierney writes a column on the science behind laughter. It's not science that will help you in your work, but it's pretty entertaining and certainly worth a slice of your coffee break.


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.