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A quirk of COVID-19 tests can track the new coronavirus variant

Go read this New Yorker report on the failed response to COVID-19 in the US

The ashes of Scotty from Star Trek are aboard the International Space Station

US requires negative coronavirus test from UK travelers

Monitoring COVID-19 vaccine safety means sorting signal from noise

Safety systems

The CDC says the top global health story of 2020 was mosquitoes

The stimulus bill will phase out ‘super’ greenhouse gases

The business of meatless meat

Decoder interview with Beyond Meat CEO Ethan Brown

Space

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Slavery and overfishing on the high seas can’t hide from these researchers

A semester in solitude

After spending the fall in their bedrooms, students say their mental health has suffered

The Verge’s DNA time capsule for 2020

Not your regular thumb drive

Frontline essential workers and the elderly next in line for COVID-19 vaccinations in US

Stanford algorithm decided to vaccinate only seven of its frontline COVID-19 workers, out of 5,000 doses

Apple just temporarily closed all 53 stores in California and over a dozen in London

A COVID-19 vaccine gets a little bit extra

Members of the US Space Force will now be called ‘Guardians’

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine second to get FDA sign-off in US

Second shot

Google now offers weekly COVID-19 tests to every US employee

Sunset from the Empire State Building in New York City

Energy

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What’s the difference between FDA approval and ization?

NASA will fly Orion deep-space crew capsule ‘as is,’ despite failed component

Moderna vaccine gets sign-off from independent FDA committee

COVID-19 vaccine monitoring program limited to English speakers

A Canadian astronaut will fly around the Moon on the first crewed mission of NASA’s new rocket

China returns sample of lunar dirt to Earth