I’m Scientific American assistant news editor Sarah Lewin Frasier. And here’s a short piece from the January 2021 issue of the magazine, in the section called Advances: Dispatches from the Frontiers of Science, Technology and Medicine. The article is titled “Quick Hits,” and it’s a rundown of some noncoronavirus stories from around the globe. Considered part of the Great Barrier Reef, it is the first detached reef structure discovered there in 120 years. That was “Quick Hits.” I’m Sarah Lewin Frasier.