Fake FCC Comments, Shark DNA, and the Edge of Everything: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

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Hopefully your week has been better than leading New York politicians, like NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew “Amazon” Cuomo—both of whom are still dealing with the disastrous fallout from the failed deal to subsidize a new Amazon facility in Queens’s Long Island City neighborhood. (Adding insult to injury:…

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https://gizmodo.com/fake-fcc-comments-shark-dna-and-the-edge-of-everythin-1832858113

Newly Decoded Great White Shark Genome Hints at Why They’re So Indestructible

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The great white shark is impressively terrifying (though not actually much of a threat to humans). But a new study shows that the animal is also an impressive feat of evolution. For the first time, scientists say they’ve fully unspooled the genome of the great white, a discovery that will help us better understand why…

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https://gizmodo.com/newly-decoded-great-white-shark-genome-hints-at-why-the-1832729488

Biology Lab Strips James Watson of All Honorary Titles After ‘Reprehensible’ Race Remarks

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The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) has stripped James Watson, the 90-year-old Nobel Prize-winning scientist famous for determining the double-helix structure of DNA with his partner Francis Crick in the 1950s based on research conducted by British chemist Rosalind Franklin, of all his honorary titles after the…

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https://gizmodo.com/biology-lab-strips-james-watson-of-all-honorary-titles-1831720097

There Are More Tiger Types Than We Thought, New Genetic Analysis Reveals 

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Tigers seem pretty straightforward: stripes, sharp claws, awe-inspiring grace wielded by hundreds of pounds of rippling muscle, fondness of sugary cereal, etc. But new research on the big cats’ DNA is the latest indication that underneath that striking orange and black pelage, not all tigers are the same. Scientists…

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https://earther.gizmodo.com/there-are-more-tiger-types-than-we-thought-new-genetic-1830039022