Multiple Sclerosis, a disease of hithertho unknown etiology has been somehwat elucidated: Infection with the Epstein-Barr virus is a necessary (but not sufficient) condition for it. Moderna is working on a vaccine for EBV at the moment. More here.
Cambrian Bio's secret master plan to build aging drugs.
Some people have trouble recognizing faces. Others remember them all
Progress in storing data in DNA
Quanta's The Year in Biology
Are warp drives science now?
Sir Francis Drake landed in Point Reyes (California), the first land the UK ever claimed in America
Make Manhattan Greater
Progress in aging clocks
In what sense is the science of science a science?
(Some) saturated fat is bad
First ever transplant of a heart from pigs to humans
You knew about Mont-Saint-Michel, but there's also St Michael's Mount
Perturb-seq on the entire genome
Danielle Baskin, builder of companies as "performance art". Lot's of interesting bits:
If you're running a factory in Shenzhen, you also are paying for lodging and food for your employees. People live there. It's a campus, which is actually so different than anything in this country. Yeah. You try to get repeat business from larger clients, and then take that money and scale your operation and just keep doing it gradually.
Samurai, Conquistadors, Ottomans, and Aztecs fought each other at one point, in the same battle.
Ants infected with tapeworms live 3x longer
In vivo CAR-T cells. CAR Ts are T cells with modified (chimeric) receptors to target arbitrary antigens, usually neoantigens (from cancer). Here, the authors target the cells to fibrosis-inducing fibroblasts (Think of fibrosis as a wound that heals poorly, leaving a scar instead of fully functioning tissue) in the heart, resulting in a recovery of function in an injury model. (In mice!)