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SCIENCE OR TECHNOLOGY A fly does some of its digesting outside its body before it even eats any food. 806 words. By Ravindra Palavalli-Nettimi, Florida International University and Jamie Theobald, Florida International University
COMMENTARY The ‘Eureka!’ moment is a myth – an altogether naïve and fanciful account of innovation. 982 words. By Edward Wasserman, University of Iowa
COMMENTARY What will the US$1.2 trillion infrastructure bill pay for? Here are some of the things it will help build, fix or remove. 889 words. By
RELIGION A scholar on South Asian affairs traces the growth of Hindu nationalism, started by an atheist anti-colonial revolutionary, to the one adopted under Modi’s government. 892 words. By Saba Sattar, The Institute of 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 precise. 944 words. By Nathaniel Hafer, UMass Chan Medical School
COMMENTARY The government uses a process called public procurement. A professor of public policy explains how the process works and how it is increasing used to achieve social goals. 958 words. By Ana Maria Dimand, Boise State University
COMMENTARY Climate change is making ocean levels rise in two ways. It’s a problem that will endure even after the world stabilizes and slashes greenhouse gas pollution. 746 words. By Jianjun Yin, University of Arizona
COMMENTARY Glenn Youngkin, the newly elected Virginia governor, just gave the GOP a blueprint on how to win local elections with a national message – and without embracing Trump in public 716 words. By Athena M. King, Old Dominion University
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