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Thursday headlines: From the Mars hotel

A new study asserts the US national news coverage of Covid-19 has been "much more negative than coverage by" scientific journals, major international publications, and regional media. / The New York Times

Every state’s vaccine website measured for accessibility and privacy protections. / The Markup

Behind the scenes, companies helping big Covid-19 vaccine makers are getting rich. / STAT

Analysis of monthly Border Patrol data since 2012 finds no crisis or surge that can be attributed to Biden administration policies. / The Washington Post

The Los Angeles Police Department has shot six people in the last seven days. / LAist

The United States has 270 million guns and had 90 mass shooters from 1966 to 2012. No other country has more than 46 million guns or 18 mass shooters. / The New York Times

A man who walked into an Atlanta grocery store yesterday wearing body armor and carrying six guns was detained by the police. / The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Jon Krakauer: Here is the gun model used by the Boulder shooter to kill 10 humans, including a sweet, developmentally disabled woman who bagged my groceries. / Instagram

H&M faces a harsh backlash in China over a statement expressing concerns about forced labor in Xinjiang. / Quartz

Evanston, Ill., becomes the first city to approve a plan to pay reparations to Black residents for housing discrimination. / The Hill

“Mars House,” designed by Toronto artist Krista Kim, is the first NFT-backed digital house to be sold—for over half a million dollars. / The Morning News

The children's classic Goodnight Moon becomes an immersive art installation in New York City. / Wallpaper

From 2014, a collection of early bad reviews of novels now considered to be classics. / Mental Floss

See also: Pickup lines generated by neural nets. And a list of unexplained sounds. / AI Weirdness, Wikipedia

Scientists believe they may have discovered “the carrier of a brand new force of nature" at CERN's Large Hadron Collider. / The Conversation

After a three-year effort to create a new pasta shape, Dan Pashman introduces cascatelli, Italian for "little waterfalls." / NPR

Today in the Tournament of Books, presented by Field Notes®, it’s the start of the Semifinals! / The Tournament of Books