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Biden revives the "cancer moonshot" program he led as vice president, and this time aims to cut death rates by more than half over the next 25 years. / The New York Times

A decade after receiving CAR T-cell therapy, two cancer patients still show no signs of their illness returning, and are effectively "cured of cancer." / The Guardian

Human Rights Watch investigates why Black women in Georgia die at much higher rates from cervical cancer than white women. / BuzzFeed News

See also: In the US, further bans and limitations on abortion will disproportionately harm—and kill—women of color. / Associated Press

Holding the power to report women seeking abortions, crisis pregnancy centers are "doing quiet damage on a local level." / BuzzFeed News

"Facebook aimed to bring everyone and their mother online, Tumblr was the opposite: an online underground." / The Atlantic

See also: For what may be the first time in its history, Facebook lost daily users. / Quartz

Alex Ross: "It is good to see Spotify suffer, at least in the short term." / The New Yorker

The video for Maylee Todd's "Infinite Program" is a soothing, 360-degree exploration of an otherworldly landscape. / The Morning News

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The Texas butterfly sanctuary that's been the target of Trump-allied conspiracy theorists is now closing indefinitely. / HuffPost

At least 387 lawsuits against Travis Scott over the deadly Astroworld festival have now been combined into a single case to be presided over by one judge. / Billboard

"This guy...recorded a 20-minute video about how much he hates me." Aubrey Hirsch on being a woman online. (Content warning.) / Men Yell at Me

In the late '70s, reggae fan Okuda Hiroko wrote the Casio MT-40 synth presets that would soon become the "Sleng Teng" riddim. /

"It gives me the sense there is something going that I am not quite privy to." The celebrity NFT complex. / Read Max

For much of human history—in fact, until 2010—there has been little consideration as to how animals treat their dead. / Motherboard

"What she really stands for is capital." How robot influencer Miquela Sousa has vaguely transcended today's culture wars. / The Drift

For those who haven't gone to the dentist since the pandemic began: You are not alone. / The Washington Post