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We Find That Tossing It Out The Window is Cathartic

Thomas Mailund is getting a bit fed up with Linux -- he has an Ubuntu Linux laptop. He says that he's used to having Linux problems when he fills up his RAM but now he writes, "It seems to me that whenever I start a memory intensive job, the very next thing I do is to reboot it using the power button." Some of his commenters suggest that he run the memtest utility, check the memory fetches in his software, and take a look at the distribution he's using to get to the bottom of the problem.

The Scan

Alzheimer's Risk Gene Among Women

CNN reports that researchers have found that variants in MGMT contribute to Alzheimer's disease risk among women but not men.

Still Hanging Around

The Guardian writes that persistent pockets of SARS-CoV-2 in the body could contribute to long COVID.

Through a Little Spit

Enteric viruses like norovirus may also be transmitted through saliva, not just the fecal-oral route, according to New Scientist.

Nature Papers Present Method to Detect Full Transcriptome, Viruses Infecting Asgard Archaea, More

In Nature this week: VASA-seq approach to detect full transcriptome, analysis of viruses infecting Asgard archaea, and more.