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– Infrastructure invoice
-PCR vs Antigen
-The words of Paul McCartney
SCIENCE OR TECHNOLOGY A fly does part of its digestion outside its body before it even eats food. 806 words. By Ravindra Palavalli-Nettimi, Florida International University and Jamie Theobald, Florida International University
COMMENTARY The “Eureka! moment is a myth – an utterly naive and fanciful account of innovation. 982 words. By Edward Wasserman, University of Iowa
COMMENT What will the US $ 1.2 trillion infrastructure bill be used for? Here are some of the things it will help build, repair, or remove. 889 words. Through
RELIGION A specialist in South Asian affairs traces the growth of Hindu nationalism, initiated by an atheist anti-colonial revolutionary, to that adopted under Modi’s government. 892 words. By Saba Sattar, Institute for World Politics
COMMENTARY The two types of COVID-19 tests – antigen and PCR – work in very different ways, which is why one is fast but less accurate and the other is slow and accurate. 944 words. By Nathaniel Hafer, UMass Chan Faculty of Medicine
COMMENT The government uses a process called public procurement. A professor of public policy explains how the process works and how it is increasingly used to achieve social goals. 958 words. By Ana Maria Dimand, Boise State University
COMMENTARY Climate change is raising ocean levels in two ways. This is a problem that will continue even after the world stabilizes and reduces greenhouse gas pollution. 746 words. By Jianjun Yin, University of Arizona
COMMENTARY Glenn Youngkin, the newly elected governor of Virginia, just gave the GOP a plan on how to win the local election with a national message – and without kissing Trump in public 716 words. By Athena M. King, Old Dominion University
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