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Tuesday headlines: Prince, you’ve been gone

The FDA plans to authorize Pfizer’s Covid vaccine for adolescents aged 12 to 15 by early next week. / Ars Technica

A plan to waive patents to enable other countries to make generic vaccines wins some backers in the Biden administration. It might just be in our best interest. / The New York Times, Politico

Counter-argument: Voluntary licenses are a more promising way to get vaccines to the developing world. / The Washington Post

Meanwhile, Gilead sues Russia for allowing a domestic company to manufacture remdesivir. / STAT

The UN’s global COVAX program secures 34 million doses of Moderna’s Covid vaccine. / Al Jazeera

The founder of Moderna predicts we’ll have the first non-vaccine mRNA therapeutic drug within five years. / Quartz

The violence that has spread across Northern Ireland this month sparks fears of a return to The Troubles. / NBC News

President Biden lifts the annual refugee cap from 15,000 to 62,500. / BBC News

An open secret: Companies buy California's mostly meaningless forest offsets to justify polluting more. / ProPublica

Is there enough open land in the US to build 250 million acres of new wind farms? The short answer is yes, but it’s complicated. / Bloomberg

Watch: With lockdown loosening in New York City, Desus and Mero tour The Met. / The Morning News

How horny will this summer be? Interviews with interested parties like college students, bartenders, condom companies. / Vox

Science fiction writer Jeff VanderMeer has a handful of tips on how to rewild your balcony. / Esquire

After the year we’ve had, Foster Kamer says now is the time to unplug from the internet, to "turn off, tune out, and drop in." / The New York Times

Science fiction often reflects the tropes of Westerns and their settler-colonial past—but space exploration will be harsher and emptier. / Clarke's World

See also: One vending machine in Japan only sells insects. / The Mainichi

ICYMI: Yahoo Answers is disappearing May 4. Revisit its highlights, such as "VERY POPULAR Techno Song? They play it in clubs!!?" / The Verge

A tech reporter explains her 28 browser extensions. One sends random data to foil micro-targeting. / Gizmodo

The 2004 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame broadcast that’s famous for Prince’s guitar solo during “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” has been re-edited for more Prince. / The Morning News

And in case you need this, here is a very gentle article about finding your garden. / The Financial Times