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Ada Twist, Scientist review: Brilliant children’s TV for the curious

By Gregory Wakeman Ada Twist (middle) wants to figure out how the world works Netflix Based on Andrea Beaty and illustrator David Roberts’s bestselling picture book series, the creatives behind…

C.D.C. Chief Overrules Agency Panel and Endorses Pfizer Boosters for Frontline Workers

Several experts on the C.D.C. panel nevertheless urged a mix-and-match strategy, saying that they could see little reason not to offer a Pfizer-BioNTech booster to someone who qualified but had…

Sherwood Boehlert, a G.O.P Moderate in the House, Dies at 84

After serving in the Army, he graduated from Utica College in 1961 and managed public relations for the Wyandotte Chemical Company. Lured into politics as a supporter of relatively progressive…

Unvaccinated Workers Say They’d Rather Quit Than Get a Shot, but Data Suggest Otherwise

The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research. Are workplace vaccine mandates prompting some employees to quit rather than get a…

Flood Insurance Costs Are Set to Skyrocket for Some

In 2019, FEMA said it would instead price flood insurance based on the particular risks facing each individual property, a change the agency called “Risk Rating 2.0.” After a delay…

Tomato is first CRISPR-edited food to go on sale in the world

By Michael Le Page Tomatoes with genes edited by CRISPR technology are now on sale in Japan Courtesy of Sanatech Seed For the first time ever, you can now buy…

USB-C chargers: Will EU law cut down on e-waste or just anger Apple?

By Matthew Sparkes A Lightning cable (below) and USB-C cable (above) nikkimeel / Alamy Every new smartphone, tablet, camera and handheld games console sold in the European Union will have…

2021 Lasker Awards Honor Work in mRNA Vaccines, Neuroscience and More

The Lasker awards for 2021, announced Friday, were given to scientists whose work was crucial for Covid-19 vaccines, scientists who discovered how to control the firing of neurons with beams…

New Digital Tool Tracks Impacts of Offshore Wind on Marine Life

The Nature Conservancy has released a new mapping tool designed to show the potential impact that thousands of offshore wind turbines along the East Coast could have on whales and…

How our ape ancestors suddenly lost their tails 25 million years ago

By Michael Le Page A wild chimpanzee walking through a forest Shutterstock / Alexwilko Around 25 million years ago, our ancestors lost their tails. Now geneticists may have found the…