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Modified cover of Epigenetics in Evolution.
Modified cover of Epigenetics in Evolution.

Ten Minute Sabbatical

Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse

Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon

ABOVE: MODIFIED FROM © SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY, JOSE ANTONIO PEÑAS

     crossword puzzle
Click the puzzle for a full-size, interactive version.
BY EMILY COX AND HENRY RATHVON

The American people fund tens of billions of dollars of cutting-edge research annually. There should be no delay or barrier between the American public and the returns on their investments in research. 

—Alondra Nelson, head of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, in an official release voicing policy guidance mandating the public accessibility of taxpayer-supported research data and results by the end of 2025 (August 25)
ACROSS

1. Builders of paper nests
4. Apian attraction
8. Clam of the northern Pacific
9. Like the Sea of Tranquility
10. Achilles reflex site
11. Cumulo’s cloudy suffix
14. ___ system, or paleomammalian cortex
16. Proton’s fast anagram?
18. Need of an aerobe
19. With 22-Across and 15-Down, a pioneer in electromagnetism
22. See 19-Across
24. Foliar cover for a plant
25. NASA launch of 1962
26. Related to 1-Down

DOWN

1. Birds named for their bobbing backsides
2. Expert in pediatrics—or in matters Vulcan
3. Boa’s predatory action
4. Marshall Islands site of 1950s nuclear testing
5. Palm product
6. UV radiation hazard
7. Filly in later years
12. Medical cannabis or hemp
13. Black and white breed of cow
15. See 19-Across
17. Cervid tine
20. Florida hub or Oklahoma tribe
21. Watt or Bell, by birth
23. Young fox

There are good scientists everywhere basically, and the scientists need to be open to working with Indigenous peoples and the Indigenous peoples need to be also interested to work with the scientists.

—Eva Krümmel, an environmental toxicologist affiliated with the Inuit Circumpolar Council in Ottawa, speaking to Inside Climate News about a recently published paper she coauthored detailing the contributions of Indigenous peoples to studying mercury in the Arctic (August 31)
          Cartoon of a sea lion clapping at people.
© JONNY HAWKINS

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