In science information all over the world, drugmakers Pfizer and BioNTech announce they may search authorization for 12- to 15-year-olds to obtain their COVID-19 vaccine after a examine reveals it offers them highly effective safety—a step scientists name important to controlling the pandemic. In one other such step, the U.S. Meals and Drug Administration authorizes two cheap, fast COVID-19 checks to be offered over-the-counter, permitting folks to check themselves at dwelling. Researchers postpone the primary flight in a controversial examine of how light-blocking particles, launched within the stratosphere, may diminish world warming, after objections in Sweden, the place the take a look at was to happen. The Biden administration is overhauling two key science advisory boards on the U.S. Environmental Safety Company due to considerations that the Trump administration had stacked the panels with industry-friendly consultants. The Massachusetts Institute of Know-how undertakes efforts to spice up illustration of ladies in biotechnology as a examine stories placing variations between the charges at which its feminine and male professors have based firms in biotech and associated fields or served on their boards.