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President Biden tells the US intelligence community to redouble its efforts in investigating the origins of Covid-19 and report back in 90 days. / CNN

Daniel Engber: The shift in public thinking about the lab leak theory is "all the more remarkable for its lack of any major associated revelations." / The Atlantic

There are currently around 465,000 cybersecurity job openings in the US. / CBS News

The White House removes the Trump appointees on the panel that wanted federal buildings to follow classical motifs. / NPR

Alabama ends its ban on yoga in public schools, though the use of "namaste" remains prohibited. / Slate

Children describe the conditions inside US border facilities. / BBC

Donald Trump brokered—or bribed—his way to silencing an investigation of the New England Patriots' "Spygate" cheating scandal. / ESPN

Republican leaders may want the party to change post-2020, but despite election losses, constituents prefer to stay the course. / FiveThirtyEight

Social media brings a reckoning over the casual misogyny of the ‘90s and early 2000s. / Vox

See also: “One of the skills I’ve acquired since turning 40 is the ability to recognize there will likely always be a gap between seeing a photo of myself and appreciating it.” / The New York Times

Former shirtless greeters at Abercrombie discuss what that was about. / Slate

A new exhibit looks at how Soviet-era plastics were made and used in East Germany. / Hyperallergic

For all the research and reporting on AI’s effects on society, “the power of bumper-sticker rhetoric persists." / WIRED

A breakout of 25 years of Pitchfork review ratings, from all the 10s to all the zeroes. / Pitchfork

How SoundScan’s debut in the early ‘90s turned the music world on its head, transforming the charts from guesses into real data. / The Ringer

A roundup of the best of those videos that compare the relative sizes of certain things—e.g., asteroids, Pokémon, etc. / Lifehacker

A 10-day timelapse of shiitake mushrooms growing. / The Morning News